National Award Winners: No. 44 Dan Morgan
2000 BEDNARIK AWARD WINNER
2000 NAGURSKI TROPHY WINNER
2000 BUTKUS AWARD WINNER
As a junior in 1999, produced one of the greatest seasons any defensive player has had at the University of Miami as he made 139 tackles.
A starter since his true freshman season, came to Miami as a fullback, but during freshman two-a-days in 1997 shined at linebacker.
Team’s leading tackler in 2000 (his third time to lead UM in tackles) with 138.
Set a school record with 42 consecutive starts and became the first player in the school’s history to have 100 or more tackles in each of his four seasons.
All-time career tackles leader at Miami with 512, breaking the BIG EAST record along the way.
Named a consensus first-team All-American and became the first player in college football history to win the Butkus, Nagurski and Bednarik awards in the same season.
Named Football News National Defensive Player of the Year, an honor he also won on the conference level as voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Morgan’s 2000 Game-By-Game Stats
|at W. Virginia||9||7||16||2-5||2-5||0||0-0||0-0||4||0|
MIAMI HURRICANES IN BUTKUS AWARD VOTING
|2000||Dan Morgan, MLB||1st|
|1995||Ray Lewis, MLB||2nd|
|1992||Micheal Barrow, MLB||finalist|
|1990||Maurice Crum, MLB||finalist|