NYLES MORGAN'S HONORS & AWARDS
Butkus Award Watch List (2016, 2015)
Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team (2014)
Sporting News Freshman All-America Team (2014)
NYLES MORGAN'S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS
Single-Season Tackles by Freshman (2014, 47, t-8th)
NYLES MORGAN'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 11, at USC, Nov. 29, 2014 (6-5)
Sacks: 0.5, vs. LSU, Dec. 30, 2014 (0-1)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, vs. Navy, Nov. 1, 2014 (1-0); Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014 (1-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, vs. Navy, Oct. 10, 2015
Pass breakups: 1, Northwestern, Nov. 15, 2014
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): 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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): 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) ... last Irish player with 10 or more tackles in three straight games was Manti Te'o in 2012 (had 10+ tackles in four straight games) ... has 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) ... saw action with the second-team defense and special teams ... picked up a pair of solo tackles against the Owls ... did not play in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... picked up an assisted tackle in the victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... collected a solo tackle in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... saw action on special teams in the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... played on special teams in the victory over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... participated on special teams at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) ... replaced injured senior LB Joe Schmidt in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) ... registered four tackles, including three solo stops, and one TFL (the first of his career) against the Midshipmen ... made his first career start at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) ... made four solo tackles against the Sun Devils ... registered a career-best 10 tackles vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... added a TFL and PBU against the Wildcats ... 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 at USC (Nov. 29) in the second half - suspended for the first half following ejection for targeting against Louisville ... added a half TFL against the Trojans ... registered four tackles, including half a sack, in the 31-28 Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team linebacker on USA Today All-USA prep All-America squad for 2013 ... ranked as 34th player nationally by Scout.com, 54th by both Tom Lemming/CBS Sports, 75th by both ESPN and Rivals.com 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.