Honors & Awards
» BTN.com All-Freshman Team (2015)
» Nebraska Newcomer of the Year Award (2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
2017 Season Notes
» Recorded a 44-yard touchdown reception in the opener against Arkansas State
» Had seven receptions for 103 yards, including touchdown catches of 18 and 28 yards against Oregon
» Set career highs in receiving yards and touchdowns against Oregon
» Had two touchdown catches against Oregon to mark the first multiple touchdown game of his career
» Became the 25th player in Nebraska history to surpass 1,000 career receiving yards with a six-catch, 94-yard performance against Northern Illinois
» Had a career-high eight catches at Illinois
» Has caught at least five passes in each of the four games he’s played this season
» Ranked 12th on NU career receptions list and 16th in receiving yardage
Stanley Morgan Jr. heads into his junior season looking to become a go-to-receiver in the Husker passing attack. The 6-1, 195-pound Morgan has been a key member of the receiving corps the past two seasons, but with the graduation of three veteran receivers, Morgan and senior De’Mornay Pierson-El will be called on to step into a leadership role among the wideout group. The receivers will be catching passes from a new quarterback this season, as Tanner Lee is expected to take the reins of the Husker offense.
Morgan was Nebraska’s second-leading receiver last season with 33 catches with at least one reception in every game and seven games with at least three catches. Morgan has the size, speed and competitiveness to continue to develop into an elite receiver in the second half of his NU career.
Morgan enters his junior year with 58 catches and 757 receiving yards, putting him on pace to challenge for the top five in those categories by the end of his Husker career. Morgan earned immediate playing time as a true freshman in 2015 and garnered a spot on the BTN.com All-Freshman team.
Morgan played in all 13 games with nine starts. He had 33 receptions for 453 yards, an average of 13.7 yards per catch. He caught a pair of touchdown passes, including a career-long 72-yard catch for a touchdown at Indiana.
Morgan opened the season with a single catch against Fresno State and two receptions against Wyoming. He had three catches for 35 yards against Oregon, starting a streak of four straight games with at least three receptions. He had four receptions for 33 yards at Northwestern and three catches each against both Illinois and Indiana. His 72-yard catch and run for a touchdown at Indiana gave the Huskers a 24-15 fourth-quarter lead en route to a five-point NU win.
Morgan had a career-high five catches for 58 yards at Wisconsin, including four catches for 56 yards in the fourth quarter as Nebraska rallied to force overtime. He had 56 receiving yards at Ohio State and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass at Iowa. He had three catches for 28 yards in the Music City Bowl.
Morgan played in all 13 games with three starts. He caught 25 passes for 304 yards and three touchdown receptions. Morgan was also NU’s top kickoff return threat with 14 returns for 324 yards, an average of 23.1 yards per return.
Morgan caught at least two passes in each of the four non-conference games, highlighted by season highs of four receptions for 78 yards at Miami. His first career touchdown reception came against the Hurricanes, an eight-yard grab with 33 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. He also had three kickoff returns for 71 yards against Miami.
Morgan had three catches for 26 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown catch at Purdue. He also had an NU season-long 42-yard kickoff return in the game. He had three catches against both Michigan State and Iowa, and had 89 yards on three kickoff returns against the Spartans. Morgan had two catches for 31 yards against UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl. His 22-yard third-quarter touchdown catch gave Nebraska the lead for good in the game.
Before Nebraska (St. Augustine HS)
Morgan Jr. was a three-year standout for St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, annually one of the state’s top prep programs. He finished his senior season with 46 catches for 891 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing two games with a shoulder injury. His play helped Coach Cyril Crutchfield’s team to a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs. Morgan was chosen as a first-team Class 5A all-state performer for his play as a senior.
Morgan produced big numbers as a junior, helping St. Augustine to a 9-2 record and a trip to the semifinals of the state playoffs. Morgan had 66 receptions for 1,077 yards and 13 touchdowns. For his efforts, he was named a second-team Class 5A all-state pick by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association.
Morgan first showed his play-making ability as a sophomore in 2012. He caught 61 passes for 806 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping St. Augustine to a state semifinal appearance and a 9-4 overall record.
Morgan was ranked among the top 30 receivers in the nation by both Rivals.com and ESPN. Rivals also ranked him as the No. 11 overall prospect in Louisiana, and the 247 composite rankings listed him as the No. 21 recruit in the state.
Morgan only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers including Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Tennessee, Utah and UCLA. Morgan also played basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Morgan was born on Sept. 7, 1996, and he is the son of Monique Jason and Stanley Morgan Sr. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. Morgan Jr. has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes, Red Cross, the Lincoln Marathon and local hospital and school outreach events. He was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and Brook Berringer Citizenship Team in 2017.