Jan. 17, 2014
Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina defensive back Trey Morgan was today selected to the College Sports Journal 2013 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Freshman Team. Morgan was a second team selection by the news organization.
Morgan was among a combined 12 players from the Southern Conference represented on the two honorary squads which included first and second team offense, defense and special teams. He is the second Catamount football player in the past two seasons to garner recognition on the team as tailback Darius Ramsey earned the honor in 2012.
Starting all 12 seasonal games at cornerback, Morgan finished his rookie campaign with 45 total tackles including 29 solo stops with one tackle for loss. The SoCon All-Freshman team selection ranked eighth on the squad overall in terms of total tackles, and was second among his classmates with fellow freshman, linebacker Bryson Jordan, tallying 53 total hits.
The North Augusta, S.C., product recorded four total pass break-ups with one interception against ACC-foe, Virginia Tech. Morgan made an athletic, leaping grab while fending off the Hokies' receiver in thwarting a potential scoring play at the goal line. Morgan was also credited with forcing a fumble in the third quarter against The Citadel.
The College Sports Journal was the first major news organization to begin recognizing an All-Freshman team at the NCAA FCS level. The team was selected by a panel of FCS experts put together by College Sports Journal executive director, David Coulson, and the CSJ publisher and managing editor, Chuck Burton.
Western Carolina's football team is currently amidst its winter gym work with Director of Athletic Performance, Evan Barr, and his staff in the weight room. Catamount head football coach Mark Speir and his staff anticipates the opening of 2014 Spring Drills after WCU's Spring Break on Tuesday, March 18. The 15 spring practice sessions are slated to culminate with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 12 in Cullowhee in conjunction with the WCU Baseball team's home game vs. Furman.