Aztec Football picked second in MW West Division
Enters his senior season as one of the most decorated Aztec players since Marshall Faulk ... A first-team All-America selection by College Football News ... CFN also listed him as one of the top 40 players in the country regardless of position and espn.com lists him as the nation's No. 22 player, regardless of position, entering the season ... The 2003 Mountain West Conference defensive player of the year by conference coaches and media ... A two-time first-team all-league player who will try to become SDSU's first three-time first-teamer since defensive end Kabeer Gbaja Biamila, now of the Green Bay Packers ... Enters the season eighth all-time at State in tackles with 281 and could set the school record by the end of the season ... His 31 tackles for losses in his career leave him just two shy of cracking SDSU's all-time top 10 for that category ... Enters his senior season with 32 consecutive starts ... Considered the third best player in the league by Collegefootballnews.com at the conclusion of the 2003 season and the No. 71 player in the country by ESPN.com ... One service listed him as the nation's second best pro prospect at linebacker ... Voted SDSU's MVP.
2003: Entered the season on the preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Award (outstanding defensive player), Rotary Lombardi Award (outstanding lineman or linebacker) and Butkus Award (linebacker) ... The Sporting News listed him as the nation's 13th best linebacker ... He was voted as a preseason All-America selection (second team) by Athlon's ... Finished fourth in the Mountain West with an average of 9.6 tackles per game and a total of 115 for the season ... Led the Mountain West with 1.33 tackles for loss per game and was second with 17 TFLs on the season ... Tied for the conference lead with four fumbles forced ... Was seventh in the conference with two fumble recoveries ... Led SDSU in tackles for loss (17), fumbles forced and recovered ... Was second in tackles and third in sacks (3.5) ... Reached double figures in tackles six times ... Had 15 tackles against Brigham Young, 14 vs. Wyoming and 13 vs. Eastern Washington ... Had an interception against Wyoming that set up a touchdown ... Had tackles behind the line of scrimmage in 10 of the 12 games.
2002: Led the Mountain West with five recovered fumbles and finished seventh with three interceptions ... Was the only player in the league listed among the leaders in both turnover categories ... SDSU's team leader in tackles, solo tackles, interceptions and recovered fumbles ... State's first all-conference linebacker since Todd Richards in 1985 ... Voted as SDSU's defensive player of the year ... One of just four sophomores in the country named first-team all-conference at linebacker and one of six sophomores named first-team all-Mountain West ... Started every game in the middle ... Had his best statistical game at BYU, recording 13 tackles, an interception and a quarterback sack ... Returned the INT 35 yards ... Also reached double figures with 10 tackles at Hawai'i ... Had six tackles at Wyoming and returned an interception 34 yards for a key score in the 24-20 win ... Recovered two fumbles at New Mexico and forced a fumble and recovered a fumble versus Air Force ... Also had nine tackles against the Falcons ... Finished 15th in the Mountain West and sixth among the league linebackers with 97 tackles.
2001: One of the top stories of the 2001 season ... Became a starter when Beau Trickey was lost to injury and responded with an effort that earned him Freshman All-America accolades from The Sporting News ... Honorable mention all-Mountain West choice ... Played in all 11 games, starting the last seven at middle linebacker ... Second on the team with 69 tackles ... Concluded the year with five tackles for losses, three quarterback sacks, three pass break-ups and one interception ... Reached double figures in tackles in three games, including 12 at UNLV, 10 at Ohio State and a career-best 15 at Utah ... Pass interception came in the season finale versus Wyoming ... Had two quarterback sacks at Ohio State ... Forced a fumble against New Mexico ... Shared the award of most improved defensive player with senior safety Garret Pavelko.
2000: Redshirted first season on campus.
High School: A two-year starter at Bishop O'Dowd ... Played for 1999 national coach of the year, Paul Perenon ... Named to the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and San Francisco Examiner first-team defenses ... An ANG Newspapers first-team "1999 Best of the Bay" selection ... Was the Hayward Area Athletic League's defensive player of the year ... Two-time HAAL first-teamer ... Registered a team-high 98 tackles in 1999 ... Recorded four sacks, two interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries ... As a running back, totaled 583 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Led Dragons to back-to-back (1997-98) NorCal section 3A and HAAL championships ... Also competed in track and field.
Personal: Born Feb. 19, 1982, in Oakland ... Parents are David and Doris Morrison ... Majoring in criminal justice ... Considering a career as a counselor for at-risk youth.
Morrison's Career Defensive Stats