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Josh Morgan
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Morgan at 49ers training camp in August 2010
San Francisco 49ersNo. 84
Wide receiver
Date of Birth:
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 219 lb (99 kg)
National Football League debut 2008 for the San Francisco 49ers Career Highlights and Awards
  • No notable achievements
Career History College: Virginia Tech NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 6 / Pick: 174  Teams:
Career stats to date '      '      '      '      '      Stats at NFL.com


Joshua Lewis "Josh" Morgan (born June 20, 1985 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

High school careerEdit

Morgan played quarterback, wide receiver and cornerback at H.D. Woodson High School in Washington, D.C. During his senior season, he accumulated eight catches for 275 yards and three touchdowns in a game against Glen Mills (Pa.) High School. He passed for 987 yards and rushed for 898 during his junior year, and finished with five passing and eight rushing touchdowns. He also played basketball and was named the most valuable player in two of the tournaments his team participated in.

College careerEdit

Morgan ranks second in Virginia Tech history with 122 receptions, fourth with 1,817 receiving yards (a 14.9 avg.) and fourth with 16 touchdowns. He finished his career with 2,435 all-purpose yards.

During his senior season in 2007, Morgan led the team with a career-high 46 catches for 552 yards (a 12.0 avg) and five touchdowns, while playing alongside Eddie Royal, now with the Denver Broncos, and Justin Harper, now with the Baltimore Ravens. In 2006, he finished second on the team with 33 receptions for 448 yards (a 13.6 avg.) and four touchdowns.

As a sophomore in 2005, he finished with 28 catches for 471 yards (a 16.8 avg.) and four touchdowns. During his freshman season in 2004, he caught 15 passes for 346 yards (a 23.1 avg.) and three touchdowns. Morgan’s 126 yards receiving vs. Auburn in the 2005 Sugar Bowl set a school bowl game record.

Professional careerEdit

In 2008 Morgan's preseason performances won him a place on the roster. He became ill just before the season and lost 15 pounds. He also missed time due to a one inch tear in his groin. Despite playing in only 12 games, Morgan showed real promise. He finished the 2008 season with 20 receptions for 319 yards, averaging 16 yards a catch with 3 touchdown receptions. He was named as a starter for the 2009 season.

On Oct 19, 2009 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco reported that Josh Morgan had lost his starting job to rookie Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree.[1] Though it does appear that Crabtree has taken over Morgan on the depth chart, it must be noted that both players, and Isaac Bruce got an official start against the Houston Texans on October 25, 2009. He has since then recovered his starting position and now starts opposite Crabtree. On October 11th, 2011 Morgan was placed on the injured reserve list after a promising start to the 2011 season. He will finish the season with 15 receptions, 220 yards, and 1 touchdown in just 5 games.

Career StatisticsEdit

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2008 San Francisco 49ers 12 1 20 319 16.0 48T 3 - - - - - - -
2009 San Francisco 49ers 16 15 52 527 10.1 61 3 5 61 12.2 20 0 - -
2010 San Francisco 49ers 16 11 44 698 15.9 65 2 2 17 8.5 13 0 2 1
2011 San Francisco 49ers 5 5 15 220 14.7 30 1 - - - - - 0 0
Total 49 32 131 1,764 13.5 65 9 7 78 11.1 20 0 2 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. Matt Maiocco. Crabtree likely to start Sunday's game. Press Democrat. Retrieved on 2009-10-27.

External linksEdit

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