Sunday, December 18, 2011

Patriots Autograph of the Month - Stanley Morgan

Morgan was drafted out of the University of Tennessee by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft. He played 12 of his 13 pro years with the Patriots.

Known as one of the fastest receivers of his time he led the NFL in yards per reception in 1979, 1980 and 1981. He totalled 1,000-plus receiving yards three times (1979, 1981 & 1986), appeared in four Pro Bowls (1979, 1980, 1986 & 1987) and was selected 2nd Team All-Pro in 1980 & 1986.

He caught six passes for 51 yards for the Patriots in Super Bowl XX, a 46-10 loss to the Bears.

Stanley finished his career with 557 receptions for 10,716 yards and 72 touchdowns, along with 121 rushing yards. His 10,352 receiving yards with the Patriots set their franchise record.

Stanley Morgan signed this 1979 Topps card I sent to his home in 2008.

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