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    Rashad Morton
    Rashad Morton

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Macedonia, Ohio

    High School:
    Nordonia

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 213

    Position:
    FS

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    1999: Started all 11 games at free safety ... Finished third on the team with 103 tackles ... Recorded 15 or more tackles in three of the season's final four games ... Intercepted a pass for 17 yards against Illinois ... Broke up three passes and recorded two tackles for loss ... Earned championship performance recognition three times and named big playmaker of the game once.

    1998: Played in all 12 games ... Recorded 21 tackles ... Intercepted a pass vs. UNLV ... Broke up one pass ...?Recovered a fumble vs. Michigan.

    1997: Played in 12 games and recorded 12 tackles ... Blocked a punt against Wisconsin which resulted in a safety.

    1996: Did not see any game action.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Midwest selection ... Among Bluechip Illustrated's top running backs in the midwest ... Carried 203 times for 1,463 yards and 23 touchdowns his senior season ... Amassed 1,461 yards on 202 attempts with 18 scores in junior season ... Honorable mention all-state honors as a senior ... Named an all-star by the Ohio Touchdown Club ... Team MVP, all-conference and all-district both junior and senior seasons ... Owns school records for rushing yards in a season and in a game as well as touchdowns in a game (five) ... High school coach was Keith Boedicker ... Secretary of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born Rashad Aubrui Morton on 10/31/77 ... Son of Dwight and Antoinette Morton ... Uncle, Greg Morton, was a two-time All-Big Ten defensive tackle at Michigan from 1974-76 and played for the Buffalo Bills ... A civil engineering major.

    Morton's Career Stats

    DEFENSE

    Year GP ST AT TT TFL INT PBU FR FF SAk
    1997 12 6 6 12 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0
    1998 12 10 11 21 0/0 1/38 1 1 0 0/0
    1999 11 51 52 103 2/2 1/17 3 0 0 0/0
    TOTALS 35 67 69 136 2/2 2/55 4 1 0 0/0

    The Morton File
    Q. The three words that best describe me: a bit off.
    Q. If I could do it over: I would have learned to play defense from the start.
    Q. Most humbling experience: living as a student athlete these past four years.