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Stanley Morgan
Wide Receiver
Jersey #(s)
Born February 17, 1955 (1955-02-17) (age 54)
Easley, South Carolina
Career information
Year(s) 19771989
NFL Draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
College Tennessee
Professional teams
Career stats
Receptions 557
Receiving Yards 10,716
Touchdowns 72
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
See Morgan Stanley for the investment banking and global financial services corporation founded by Henry S. Morgan, Harold Stanley and others in 1935.
See Stanley Morgan (author) for the English author and actor Stanley Morgan.

Stanley Douglas Morgan (born February 17, 1955 in Easley, South Carolina) is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots. Morgan was selected out of the University of Tennessee in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft (25th overall). He also played one season for the Indianapolis Colts in 1990. He holds the all-purpose yards record for the University of Tennessee, which stands at 4,642.

Morgan was one of the fastest receivers in the NFL early in his career and averaged over 20 yards per reception his first six seasons, with a career high 24.1 yards per reception in 1978. He led the NFL in yards per reception in 1979, 1980 and 1981.

Stanley topped 1,000 receiving yards three times (1979, 1981 & 1986). Morgan appeared in four Pro Bowls (1979, 1980, 1986 & 1987) and was selected 2nd Team All-Pro in 1980 & 1986. He finished his career with 557 receptions for 10,716 yards and 72 touchdowns, along with 121 rushing yards. His 10,352 receiving yards with the Patriots set their franchise record.

Morgan was a member of the 1985 AFC Champion New England Patriots and caught six passes for 51 yards in Super Bowl XX.

His best season as a Patriot was 1986 when he caught 84 passes for 1,491 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading the Patriots to the AFC East Title.

Morgan was selected into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on August 27, 2007.



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