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Johnnie Morant
№: --     CFL Free Agent
Date of birth: December 7, 1981 (1981-12-07) (age 28)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): WR
Jersey №:
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134
Organizations
 As player:
2004–2006
2008
2009
Oakland Raiders
Toronto Argonauts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats*
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Johnnie Morant, Jr. (born December 7, 1981 in Newark, New Jersey) is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse.

Morant has also been a member of the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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Early years

Born in Newark and raised in Parsippany, New Jersey, Morant graduated from Parsippany Hills High School in 2000. After an outstanding senior campaign, Morant was rated the best receiver in the East and third best in the nation.[1]

College career

He finished his career at Syracuse University with 88 receptions for 1,535 yards (17.4 avg) and seven touchdowns, adding 524 yards on 22 kickoff returns (23.8 avg) and 35 yards with a score on six carries (5.8 avg) while appearing in 35 games. His 1,535 yards ranks 10th on the school's career-record list, while his 17.4-yard average ranks seventh. Morant also had a string of at least one reception in 29 consecutive games.

Professional career

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Oakland Raiders

Morant was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played three seasons for the team before being released on August 29, 2007.[2]

Toronto Argonauts

On June 22, 2008, Morant signed a practice roster agreement with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League[3] He went on to play in four games for the Argonauts.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Morant was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 6, 2009. He was released on June 20, 2009.

References

  1. ^ Johnnie Morant player profile, National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 23, 2007. "Born in Newark, New Jersey and attended Parsippany (New Jersey) Hills High ... Parade All-American and rated the best receiver in the East and third best in the nation by Prep Star"
  2. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/raidersheadlines/ci_6747480
  3. ^ "Argos sign former Raider Morant". The Globe and Mail. 2008-06-22. http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080622.wspt-argos22/GSStory/GlobeSportsFootball/home. Retrieved 2008-06-23.  

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