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Morgan Jumps Into Second On All-Time Tackles List

Morgan Jumps Into Second On All-Time Tackles List

Oct. 23, 2000

Coral Gables, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com) – Senior linebacker Dan Morgan, with 472 career tackles, is closing in on the University of Miami’s career total tackles record of 490 held by former All-American linebacker George Mira, Jr. (1984-87).

Morgan, who enters the Louisiana Tech contest 18 tackles shy of the all-time mark, currently is in the top five nationally with 13 tackles per contest on the 2000 season. The Coral Springs resident and graduate of Taravella High School, who also places atop the BIG EAST standings, has 78 total tackles over six games.

With his team-high 17 total tackles in UM’s 45-17 victory over Temple at Veterans Stadium on October 21, Morgan moved out of third place and ahead of Scott Nicolas (456) into second place.

All-time Tackles
1. George Mira, Jr. (1984-87) 4902. Dan Morgan (1997-) 4723. Scott Nicolas (1978-80) 4564. Micheal Barrow (1989-92) 4235. Darrin Smith (1989-92) 4016. Ray Lewis (1993-95) 3887. Rod Carter (1985-88) 3618. James Burgess (1993-96) 3439. Ted Hendricks (1966-68) 32710. Rick Liddell (1972-74) 321

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Morgan Game-by-Game Career Tackles
2000
@Temple 17Florida State 17@Rutgers 1 (played first quarter only)@West Virginia 16@Washington 20McNeese State 7 (played first quarter only)
1999Temple 15Syracuse 16Rutgers 10@Virginia Tech 14@Pittsburgh 11West Virginia 15@Boston College 15@Florida State 3@East Carolina 12Penn State 14FAMU 2vs. Ohio State 12
1998UCLA 19@Syracuse 6Pittsburgh 5@Temple 11Boston College 13@West Virginia 13Florida State 12@Rutgers 17Virginia Tech 16@Cincinnati 19E. Tennessee St. 19
1997Syracuse 19Rutgers 16@Virginia Tech 21Arkansas State 5Temple 9@Boston College 13@Florida State 11West Virginia 4@Pittsburgh 1*Arizona State 1*@Baylor 5*

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