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Dan Morgan


Daniel Thomas Morgan

Inducted 2021

Date of Birth



Clifton Heights, PA


University of Miami (1997-2000)


Dan Morgan was the first player in history to sweep the top three defensive awards (Dick Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, and Chuck Bednarik Award) in one season. He is also Miami’s all-time leading tackler. He is the eight player in school history to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. During his career, he led Miami to three finishes inside the top 20 and three straight postseason wins in the 1998 Micron PC Bowl, 2000 Gator Bowl and 2001 Sugar Bowl. At the time, Morgan’s 45 consecutive starts were a school record. Morgan became the first to record 100 or more tackles each season in school history. A week prior to the 1997 season opener, Morgan was switched from fullback to linebacker. He became the first freshman to start at linebacker since as a freshman since Ray Lewis. Selected 11th overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2001 NFL Draft, Morgan played for the organization from 2001-2007. He was a member of the All-Rookie Team and a 2004 Pro Bowl selection led the Panthers to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVIII following the 2003 season.


Height 6'3"

Weight 245

Career Highlights

  • 2000 All-Conference
  • 2000 Bednarik Award
  • 2000 Butkus Award
  • 2000 Conference MVP
  • 2000 Nagurski Award
  • 2000 Unanimous All-America
  • 1998 All-Conference
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