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A good player who does everything well Is slated to pick up where he left off last fall as the starter at rover Brings playmaking ability and experience to the position Understands the Tech defense and knows what hes doing A good tackler and a very vocal leader Saw action as the No. 2 man at the rover position for much of the 2009 season before working his way into the top spot for the last four games Worked hard and played well Played free safety as a freshman and possesses excellent ball skills Also plays an important role on special teams A key player for the Hokies in 2010.
Played in every game with 47 total tackles, including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks Started on the punt return and kickoff teams Was in on a tackle and broke up a pass during the Alabama game, while playing 21 snaps at rover and eight on special teams Worked 15 special team plays and 18 defensive downs against Marshall Registered three tackles while playing 32 snaps against Nebraska Limited to three plays on special teams against Miami Contributed four tackles, one for a loss, on 26 plays at Duke Sacked the quarterback for a 13-yard loss in the Boston College game Had a tackle and a fumble recovery during the Georgia Tech game Played 35 snaps against UNC with seven tackles Registered five tackles, including one for a loss, at ECU Started at Maryland and contributed five tackles Posted six tackles and recovered a fumble in a start against NC State Led the team with eight tackles at Virginia Started against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl and contributed five tackles Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during off-season testing Had two tackles and a TFL in the teams second Saturday scrimmage of the spring.
Won the starting rover job during the preseason Had a 29-yard kickoff return in the opener against East Carolina Was in on two tackles during the Furman game Had a personal-best seven tackles against Georgia Tech Made a key fumble recovery at UNC Also had six tackles in that game, including one behind the line Suffered a knee injury on a kickoff return at Nebraska and missed the last nine games of the season Was limited during off-season workouts Returned for spring practice Had a tackle and a pass breakup during the Maroon-White game.
Made the dress squad as a true freshman Earned the No. 2 spot at safety, but his first action came on special teams Was in on 10 plays in the opener, starting on the kickoff team and the punt return/block team Contributed a tackle at LSU Played three downs at free safety against Ohio Picked up 38 plays at safety and picked up three tackles Added 13 plays on special teams Had a tackle on special teams in the UNC game Added another tackle at Clemson Played 15 defensive downs at safety and added 13 plays on special teams at Duke Contributed a pair of tackles Broke up a pass in the Boston College game Worked six snaps at safety against Georgia Tech Contributed a tackle while working 13 special team plays against Florida State Played seven snaps at safety with a tackle Also picked up a tackle on special teams Blocked a punt at Virginia to set up a field goal Was in on nine special team plays in the ACC title game versus BC Finished the season with 11 tackles Turned in a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump during offseason workouts Moved to the rover position for spring practice Was in on four tackles and intercepted a pass during one spring scrimmage Posted two tackles and broke up a pass in the Maroon-White game.
Played quarterback and free safety for Coach Gary Chilcoat at Varina ... A SuperPrep and PrepStar postseason All-American, despite playing in just four games during his senior season due to a broken leg ... Had two interceptions and eight tackles during those four games ... Posted nine interceptions (3 for touchdowns), 30 tackles and a fumble return for a score his junior year ... Completed 70-of-138 passes for 1,402 yards and 20 touchdowns with six interceptions as a junior ... Rushed 75 times for 505 yards and seven touchdowns, earning 2005 offensive player of the year honors in his district ... Accounted for five touchdowns in a game against Hermitage - three passing, one rushing and one on a fumble return ... Also had an interception in that game ... Was named to the first-team All-Metro defense by The Richmond Times-Dispatch ... Ranked the No. 24 defensive back in the country by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 5 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 6 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 21 safety in the country by Scout ... Listed as the No. 6 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 33 "athlete" in the country and the No. 14 player in the state by Rivals ... A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team.
Davon T. Morgan ... Born 1/28/89 in Richmond, VA ... Lives with his grandmother, Mary Barlow.