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Damon Morton
Damon Morton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
John W. North

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 177

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
02/25/1986

Experience:
2VL


09/01/2013

Postgame notes

10/07/2006

Colorado State vs UNLV

Colorado State vs UNLV

2007 (Senior): Started all 12 contests, leading the team in all receiving categories: 40 catches for 774 yards (19.4 avg.) and six TDs...Also carried 10 times for 143 yards (14.3 avg.), including a 43-yard gallop, threw an incomplete pass that nearly changed the outcome of the Rams' conference opener, and served as the Rams' primary kickoff returner (25-607, 24.3 avg., fifth in the conference)...Voted an honorable mention all-conference wide receiver...Explosive athlete, led the Mountain West Conference with six TD receptions - five of which were for at least 34 yards (66, 54, 40, 34 and 57)...Ranked seventh in the conference with 64.5 receiving yards per contest...Additionally, ranked fourth in the MWC with 132.0 all-purpose yards per game, and graduated ranked ninth on the conference's all-time list with 3,624 all-purpose yards...Only two players in MWC history left school with more career kickoff-return yards (Morton had 1,366)...Caught one pass for 12 yards in season opener at Colorado (Sept. 1)...In the fourth quarter of valiant comeback effort vs. No. 10 Cal (Sept. 8), hauled in an electric, 66-yard touchdown -- his third career TD reception of at least 64 yards -- part of a five-catch, 114-yard receiving day; also carried once for 43 yards to accumulate 157 yards of total offense...At TCU (Sept. 29), one play after brother Dion caught a life-restoring, 25-yard pass, took a reverse for 19 yards to set up an important third-quarter field goal; early in fourth quarter, his potentially game-changing pass intended for Johnny Walker barely fell incomplete deep in Frogs territory (his second career pass)...In disheartening loss to San Diego State (Oct. 6), hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass that vaulted CSU to a 20-17 lead with just 2:29 remaining, but the Aztecs drove for a last-minute TD...Turned in a career-high eight catches, for 99 yards, vs. Air Force (Oct. 13); scored on a 7-yard reception, after setting up the play with a 28-yard catch that pierced the AFA 5-yard line...Caught a touchdown pass in a fourth straight game, at UNLV (Oct. 20), helping CSU to an emotional first win with a career-high 124 receiving yards, on three catches; after the Rebels kicked a field goal to move within an ominous 10 points early in the fourth quarter, returned the ensuing kickoff to the UNLV 34-yard line, then caught a 34-yard TD pass on the next play...Against Utah (Oct. 27), made a spectacular, one-handed grab and got a foot in before falling out of bounds for 27 yards in the first quarter...At BYU (Nov. 3), had five grabs for 62 yards and eclipsed the 1,500-yard milestone for his career; also returned the opening kickoff 45 yards, then caught a pass on the game's first two snaps, including a 33-yard reception to pierce the Cougars' 10-yard line...In win vs. Georgia Southern (Nov. 17), had 129 yards of total offense, four catches for 100 yards (25.0 avg.) and one TD, and two carries for 29 yards (14.5 avg.); caught an important, 57-yard touchdown to extend CSU's lead to 35-10 in the third quarter, keeping the Eagles out of the game after they came out of the locker room and drove 80 yards for a touchdown...Then, on the Rams' second-quarter touchdown drive in GSU contest, converted a third-and-4 with a clutch reception, before two plays later taking an end-around carry for 23 yards to set up the TD...In career finale, vs. Wyoming (Nov. 23), had four catches for 54 yards, as well as a 35-yard kickoff return and a key block on Mike Myers' third-down carry that kept alive a go-ahead TD march in the fourth quarter. 2006 (Junior): Started at wide receiver in seven of the team's 12 games, and played in all 12...Led the Rams with 1,311 all-purpose yards; also led the team in recieving yards, punt-return yards and kick-return yards...Was second on the team in receptions and receiving touchdowns...Made two catches for 15 yards vs. San Diego State...Made four catches for 48 yards vs. TCU...Led the team with 75 yards receiving on three catches vs. Utah...Led CSU with four catches for 51 yards vs. BYU...Made a career-high seven catches, for 94 yards and two touchdowns, vs. New Mexico...Made five catches for 22 yards vs. Wyoming...Made one catch, for a career-long 83 yards, against Air Force...Had five catches for a career-high 115 yards, including a 64-yard TD, vs. UNLV...Had five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown, and returned a punt 58 yards for another TD, vs. Fresno State...Had three catches for 27 yards vs. Nevada...Hauled in three passes for 22 yards against Colorado...Had a career-best 48-yard kickoff return vs. Weber State. 2005 (Sophomore): Caught two passes 77 yards against Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl...Finished the season with four receptions for 101 yards...Had one catch for 8 yards in a start against New Mexico...Earned his first career start, vs. Utah...Went 40 yards on a reverse for a touchdown against Nevada. 2004 (Freshman): Made two catches, each for a touchdown, against Utah...Had one catch for 4 yards and an end-around for 21 yards against Wyoming...Returned three punts for 35 yards and three kicks for 81 yards against Montana State...Returned kicks and played at wide receiver at Southern Cal...His first collegiate catch came on a 50-yard pass in the season-opening game at Colorado. High School: Was first-team all-California at John W. North High School in Riverside, Calif. ...Southern California Back of the Year...Caught 64 passes for 1,563 yards and 19 touchdowns...Rushed 54 times for 414 yards and four TDs...Also returned two punts, one kickoff and one blocked field goal for touchdowns in his senior campaign...Intercepted five passes as a senior...Holds school record for career receptions...Co-CIF and league offensive player of the year, sharing honors his brother, Dion...A two-time first-team all-county, all-CIF and all-Ivy League performer...Team captain...Also competed in basketball and track...Helped football teams to a 34-8 record in three years at North...Guided teams to two CIF championships and another CIF title appearance...Ranked 88th among California recruits by SuperPrep.com...Head football coach was Steve Hagerts. Personal: Born Feb. 25, 1986, in Riverside, Calif. ...Son of Maurice and LaVerne Morton...Has two brothers, including Dion, his fraternal twin and teammate on the Rams roster; Dion actually is older by 1 minute.

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