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  • Single-Season Tackles by Freshman (2014, 47, t-8th)


  • Notre Dame Defensive Newcomer of the Year (2016)
  • Butkus Award Watch List (2017, 2016, 2015)
  • Bednarik Award Watch List (2017)
  • Nagurski Award Watch List (2017)
  • Notre Dame captain (2017)
  • Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team (2014)
  • Sporting News Freshman All-America Team (2014)


  • Tackles: 13, at Texas, Sept. 4, 2016 (9-4)
  • Sacks: 2.0, Miami, Fla., Oct. 29, 2016 (2-0)
  • Tackles for loss: 3.0, Miami, Fla., Oct. 29, 2016 (3-0)
  • Fumbles forced: 1, vs. Navy, Oct. 10, 2015
  • Fumbles recovered: 1, at NC State, Oct. 8, 2016
  • Pass breakups: 1, 4x, last Miami, Fla., Oct. 29, 2016

    JUNIOR SEASON (2016)

  • Started all 12 games for the Irish
  • Led the team in tackles with 94 (49-45)
  • Opened the season with a career-best 13 tackles (9-4) at Texas (Sept. 4)
  • Recorded double digit tackles on four other occasions: Michigan State (8-2), Duke (7-3), Syracuse (3-7) and Navy (1-10)
  • Registered six TFLs (5-2) including a career-best three vs. Miami, Fla. (Oct. 29)
  • Collected a career-best two sacks against the Hurricanes, as well as tallying sacks vs. Duke and Syracuse.
  • Recovered a fumble at NC State (Oct. 8)


  • Played in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams
  • Registered eight tackles on special teams, which was second-best on the squad
  • His eight tackles on kickoff return led the Irish
  • Most extensive action at linebacker came against UMass (Sept. 26)
  • Made seven tackles and three solo stops against the Minutemen
  • Forced a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half against Navy (Oct. 10) which the Irish recovered at the Navy 26 and scored a momentum-swinging TD


  • Played in 12 games and started four (at No. 11 Arizona State, Northwestern, Louisville and No. 22 LSU)
  • One of five true freshmen (Greer Martini, Drue Tranquill, Andrew Trumbetti and Grant Blankenship) to register at least 10 tackles
  • One of six true freshmen (Martini, Tranquill, Trumbetti, Blankenship and Daniel Cage) on defense who played in at least 11 games
  • One of four true freshmen (Martini, Tranquill and Trumbetti) to start on defense
  • Seventh on the team with 47 tackles
  • Added three and a half TFLs, one sack, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry
  • Collected at least 10 tackles in three consecutive games (Northwestern, Louisville and USC)
  • Had at least a half TFL in last four games and five of the last six contests
  • One of 10 Irish freshmen who made his career debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30)
  • Replaced injured senior LB Joe Schmidt in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) and registered four tackles, including three solo stops, and one TFL (the first of his career)
  • Made his first career start at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) and recorded four solo tackles
  • Registered a then career-best 10 tackles vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15)
  • Recorded 10 tackles, half of a TFL and a QB hurry against Louisville (Nov. 22) before being ejected in the third quarter for a targeting foul
  • Recorded all 11 tackles, and half TFL, at USC (Nov. 29) in the second half - suspended for the first half following ejection for targeting against Louisville
  • Registered four tackles, including half a sack, in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30)


  • First-team linebacker on USA Today All-USA prep All-America squad for 2013
  • Ranked as 34th player nationally by, 54th by both Tom Lemming/CBS Sports, 75th by both ESPN and and 97th by 247Sports
  • Chicago Tribune and Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 6A first-team all-state linebacker
  • Chosen for Chicago Sun-Times all-area squad for 2013
  • Two-time pick as Northwest Indiana Times Defensive Player of the Year as both a junior and senior in 2012 and 2013
  • Named to Northwest Indiana Times all-area squad as both a junior and senior
  • All-Southland Athletic Conference pick for 2013 and first-team all-area linebacker by Southtown Star
  • Made 115 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and had four sacks, two forced fumbles as senior in 2013 on 8-2 squad at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Illinois
  • Returned his only 2013 interception for a TD in a playoff game versus Providence
  • Helped Crete-Monee to Illinois Class 6A state title as a junior in 2012 with 14-0 record, as his forced fumble in the championship game shifted momentum
  • Crete-Monee defense in 2012 allowed only four regular-season TDs
  • Made 107 tackles, 73 of them solo, to go with 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a junior in 2012
  • Three-year starter who helped Crete-Monee to 40-2 record over those seasons
  • Played in U.S. Army All-America Bowl in San Antonio, making three tackles and sharing a tackle for loss for West squad
  • Father, Thomas, played football at Western Illinois
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology


    Nyles Morgan
    Nyles  Morgan


    Crete, IL

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    Height / Weight:
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