SMU Defensive End Heads To Cincinnati Bengals; Eighth Mustang Drafted In Five Years
Junior (2007): A first-team All-Conference USA pick by both the coaches and the media... Led Conference USA and ranked ninth in the nation with a 44.6-yard average... Helped SMU rank second nationally in net punting... Season average was the third-best in a single season ever on the Hilltop... Of 57 punts during the season, 21 landed inside the 20, only four were touchbacks and only 18 were returned for positive yardage... His single-game average of 55.6 ypp (5-278) against North Texas ranks second all-time in Conference USA... Boomed a 72-yarder against the Mean Green... Enters the season having hit 77 straight PATs... Was 13-of-20 on field goal tries... Hit three field goals of 50-plus yards; Sophomore (2006): A third-team All-Conference USA selection by the media and an honorable mention pick by the coaches... Given SMU's Special Teams Award... Averaged 43.8 yards per punt, the best season average for a Mustang punter since Craig James averaged 44.9 ypp in 1982... A member of the "Watch List" for the 2006 Ray Guy Award.... Led Conference USA and ranked 15th in the nation in punting average... Hit 65-yard punts against Marshall and Rice... Punted 50 times for 2,191 yards... Had six punts fair caught and downed 17 inside the 20... Hit 13-of-18 FG tries on the year including a 50-yarder against Arkansas State - the longest SMU FG since 1997 - and 34 of 35 PATs... Tied the SMU record of 34 straight set by Eddie Garcia back in 1981... Member of the C-USA Honor Roll; Freshman (2005): Did not see playing time... A member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll; 2004: Redshirt; Prep: Second-team All-District... Named Brazoria County Special Teams MVP... A member of the National Honor Society and an Academic All-State honoree... Also lettered in soccer... Chose SMU over TCU, Rice, Texas and Missouri; Personal: Son of Isobel and John Morstead... Has a brother, Patrick... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
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