Rams enter final week of spring ball
Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain
Davis, Morgan, Morris and White visit Ft. Collins Boys & Girls Club
Year-End Review for 2012
Rams look to continue home win streak against Lobos
CSU football vs. Hawai'i - Oct. 27, 2012
Colorado State at Colorado - Sept. 1, 2012
Colorado State football vs. Colorado - Sept. 1, 2012 (Dan Byers)
Career Division I games played/started: 22/5 (12/4 in 2012; 10/1 in 2011).
2012 (Sophomore):Entered the season backing up senior James Skelton but took over the starting role after an injury sidelined Skelton. Morgan finished the year recording 81 tackles, second highest total for the Rams, a sack and one interception.
2011 (Freshman): After enjoying arguably the best spring among CSU's linebackers, entered fall No. 2 on the depth chart at outside linebacker, and played in 10 games, with one start...Posted 28 total stops (10 solo), three tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery and a safety...In the season opener at New Mexico (Sept. 3), played in his first college contest, making his debut on a second-quarter kickoff before playing defensively for a cramping Mike Orakpo in the third quarter...One week later, in 33-14 win vs. Northern Colorado (Sept. 10), sacked QB Matt Baca in the end zone, the first sack of his career and first CSU safety since Blake Smith scored two points in an Oct. 28, 2005, win at New Mexico...Injured a knee in UNC game and did not play ensuing contest vs. Colorado (Sept. 17) in Denver; traveled but did not play at Utah State (Sept. 24)...Returned to action, entering on the second series, in 38-31 loss vs. San Jose State (Oct. 1)...Played much of the loss vs. No. 5 Boise State (Oct. 15), filling a void left by an injury to Mike Orakpo (head); forced one of only four incompletions thrown by Heisman candidate Kellen Moore with a third-quarter hurry...In second quarter of loss at UNLV (Oct. 29), blew up a screen to register a tackle for loss on third down and force a punt in a tie game...Made the first start of his career in loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), opening in the Rams' 3-4 alignment as an inside linebacker, and recovered a Tim Jefferson fumble to snuff out the Falcons' first drive, at the CSU 13-yard line; the Rams would capitalize on the takeaway to take a 7-0 lead...Played much of the fourth quarter of season finale vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3) at outside linebacker.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High school: Rated by Rivals.com the No. 1 DB in Colorado and the No. 14 overall prospect in the state...Led Greeley (Colo.) West High School to consecutive Northern League championships in 2008-09, the Colorado Class 4A state championship game as a junior, and the state quarterfinals as a senior...A three-year letterman, and team captain and defensive MVP as a senior, had 305 career tackles and eight interceptions in three varsity seasons, playing linebacker and strong safety...Earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior and senior, playing a key role in the team's 29-6 record over his three years as a starter...In 2009, garnered first-team all-state and All-Colorado recognition from the Denver Post, leading the Spartans on an 11-1 season, with 124 tackles, four interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery...Also was a first-team all-conference halfback as a senior, averaging 7.8 yards on 33 carries, with four TDs, and catching 29 passes for 483 yards and six scores...As a junior, led GWHS to an 11-2 record and a berth in the state championship at Invesco Field in Denver, picking up second-team all-state recognition on defense (97 tackles, two INTs)...As a sophomore, totaled 84 stops and picked off two passes...An all-conference outfielder, also lettered four years in baseball...Garnered academic all-state honors in both football and baseball (3.6 GPA)...Head football coach was Mark Roggy...Had 4.68 speed in the 40-yard dash...Drew recruiting interest from BYU, Wyoming and Northern Colorado.
Personal: Given name Maxwell Jaques Morgan...Born June 2, 1992, in Greeley, Colo. ...Parents are Mike and Natalie Morgan...Has two older brothers, two older sisters and one younger brother...Dad, Mike, was a wide receiver at BYU...Oldest brother, Blake, is a DB at BYU, while other brother Rex will be a redshirt freshman DB for the Cougars when he returns from his mission...In February before 2011 spring practice, spent a day at the Open Door Mission in Fort Collins, serving meals to the homeless...In the summer of 2011, devoted a day to meeting and playing with kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Wellington, Colo. ...Majoring in agricultural business...Hometown: Greeley, Colo.