NFL CAREER – In 2012, Morgan established himself as dangerous deep threat in his first full season on the field after missing his rookie season with a knee injury. While appearing in 14 games with five starts, the former undrafted free agent from Walsh University hauled in 10 passes for 379 yards (37.9 avg.) and three touchdowns, while serving in the wide receiver rotation. Morgan looks to help the offense remain one the league’s top units while competing for more extensive playing time.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on injured reserve, 9/3/11; Signed by Saints as an undrafted free agent, 7/27/11.
2012 – Appeared in 14 games with five starts at wide receiver and registered 10 receptions for 379 yards (37.9) and three touchdowns…Posted the first reception of his NFL career for a five-yard gain at Carolina, Sept. 16…Caught an 80-yard touchdown pass, earning his first score and longest reception, at Green Bay, Sept. 30…Recorded an acrobatic 48-yard touchdown reception at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Made first career start vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5…Started and registered career-highs in receptions (two) and yards (106) at New York Giants, Dec. 9…Hauled in two passes for 61 yards and a touchdown vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 16. 2011 – Prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury, Morgan had opened eyes in the preseason, recording two catches for 77 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown, returning six punts for 107 yards (17.8 avg.), including a 78-yard return for a TD, as well as a 26-yard kickoff return.
COLLEGE - Played final two college seasons at Walsh University in hometown of Canton, Ohio after spending his first two campaigns at the University of Illinois and had 79 catches for 1,317 yards (16.7 avg.) with nine TDs…As a senior in 2010, had 41 receptions for 653 yards (15.9 avg.) with five TDs to lead team in all receiving categories…As a junior, had 38 catches for 664 yards with four TDs… Also competed in the long jump at Walsh…Caught four passes for 47 yards in two seasons at Illinois…Majored in liberal arts.
PERSONAL - Prepped at McKinley (Canton, Ohio) HS…Was among a contingent of Saints who visited Gretna Middle School in November, 2012, as part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 Super School contest, speaking to students about the importance of good health and leading them in fitness activities…Joseph Christopher Morgan was born March 23, 1988 in Canton, Ohio.
WR Joe Morgan talks about the Saints offseason workouts at a charity basketball game on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees connects with wide receiver Joseph Morgan for a 34-yard touchdown. The Saints lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-0.
New Orleans saints quarterback Drew Brees finds wide receiver Jospeh Morgan wide open for a 44-yard gain.
WR Joe Morgan speaks with reporters on Monday, October 22, 2012 about is acrobatic TD catch against the Buccaneers.