Part of deep tight end corps that included Jabari Holloway, Dan O'Leary, Gary Godsey and Billy Palmer . . . also worked as backup snapper and can punt as well . . . has developed as a blocker to help put himself in position to make contributions as both a position player and special teamer.
AS A JUNIOR: Tight end who played behind co-captains Jabari Holloway and Dan O'Leary and sophomore Gary Godsey . . . played on offense vs. West Virginia . . . had arthroscopic knee surgery week prior to Air Force game, causing him to miss rest of 2000 season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in six games in '99, taking over snapping job on field goals and PATs beginning with Navy game . . . played more than three minutes at tight end vs. Arizona State, then made 24 combined special team appearances as snapper over last five games.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action as Irish rookie tight end in '98 . . . backup long snapper for Irish.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of top 100 players in Texas by Dallas Morning News . . . earned three letters in football at Poteet High School in Mesquite, Texas . . . played tight end as junior and senior, center and quick tackle as sophomore . . . named second-team all-state in '97 as defensive lineman at Class 4-A level . . . captain of team as senior . . . all-conference and all-city selection in '97 . . . caught two passes as blocking tight end for 9-4 team in '97 . . . had 55 pancake blocks in '96 . . . earned four letters in track (shot and discus), winning district title in both events as sophomore . . . helped team to three straight league titles in track plus MVP honor as junior . . . full name is Gerald Eugene Morgan . . . younger of two children . . . born 10-9-79 in Dallas . . . enrolled in Mendoza College of Business with major in management.