Morgan excelled with the Tulsa Talons in 2010 (Photo courtesy of TulsaTalons.com).
Morgan Led Arena Football League with 52 TD Receptions in 2010
Philadelphia (Tuesday, September 28, 2010) – The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League (AFL) made a huge splash on Monday when the team officially announced the signing of 2010 All-AFL wide receiver Donovan Morgan. The New Orleans native brings an explosive offensive threat to the 2008 ArenaBowl Champions, and he is coming off a stellar season with the Tulsa Talons in which he registered 123 grabs for 1,707 yards and a league-leading 52 touchdown receptions.
“Donovan is coming off a monster season,” Soul head coach Mike Hohensee stated. “He continues to improve his game and now is setting the standard for receivers in the Arena Football League. He is a player that will provide leadership through his play on the field and his strong work ethic. He is an exciting player to watch and will quickly become a fan favorite in Philly.”
Morgan played his college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette after transferring from Pearl River Community College in Mississippi. Once he concluded his college career, he signed with the New York Jets in 2004 after going undrafted and spent time with the team during training camp. He then inked a deal with the Tulsa Talons of arenafootball2 (af2) in 2005 and quickly adapted to the arena game. That year, he set af2 regular season records in touchdowns (57), touchdown receptions (54) and points scored (346). After additional stops in the NFL, Morgan took his game back indoors with the AFL’s Chicago Rush in 2008 and played under Coach Hohenesee for the first time. He again shined on the arena turf and caught 111 balls for 1,281 yards and 24 scores, winning AFL Rookie of the Year honors. When the AFL took off the following season, Morgan joined the Chicago Slaughter and helped lead the team to an undefeated record and a Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) Championship.
“After considering many offers from around the league, my family and I believe that Philadelphia is the best fit for me,” Morgan remarked. “The chance to reunite with Coach Hohensee and become a member of a championship-caliber organization is truly a blessing. I look forward to the challenge of helping lead this team back to the championship and bringing the title back to Philadelphia.”
The Soul return to the AFL in 2011, playing its home contests at the Wells Fargo Center (formerly the Wachovia Center) in Downtown Philadelphia. For more information on the team, visit www.philadelphiasoul.com or follow them on Twitter @SoulFootball.