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Frank Morton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
S.W. DeKalb

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 331

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
12/11/1985

Experience:
3L

Major:
Media Arts

Frank Morton

TULANE: A three-year letterwinner and returning starter who has played in 34 games with 12 starts and has career defensive statistics of 80 tackles (45 solo), 14 takedowns for lost yardage, four sacks, two quarterback hurries and four passes defensed... the starter at left defensive tackle heading into fall camp.

2006: Started 11 of 12 games and logged 30 tackles (19 solo), including a team-best 8.5 stops for 39 yards of lost yardage, four sacks and two pass breakups... produced the best game of the season against Southern Miss when he registered eight tackles (six solo), 2.5 stops for lost yardage and two sacks... made five stops at UTEP and came up with four tackles at No. 8 Auburn... notched three tackles in the season opener at Houston... earned honorable mention all-C-USA honors.

2005: Saw significant action in all 11 games, including a start at defensive tackle against Rice (11/12)... ranked second among defensive lineman in tackles with 31 (17 solo)... also had five tackles for loss... was credited for more than half of his tackles (16) in the last four games of the year... matched his career-high with five tackles against both Navy (11/5) and Tulsa (11/19)... also posted four-tackle efforts against UTEP (10/14) and Southern Miss (11/26)... recorded a pass break-up and a blocked kick (extra point) against Southeastern Louisiana (10/1).

2004: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman reserve on the defensive line... recorded 19 tackles, including nine solo stops... tallied a career-high five tackles (one solo) against Memphis (10/16), while adding four tackles against both Navy (11/6) and TCU (11/27).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-state honors in 2003... an all-DeKalb County selection on the defensive line as a senior... listed as one of the DeKalb County's Super 11 and selected to play for the North team in the Georgia All-Star Game... DeKalb County Player of the Month for September... listed as the No. 26 recruit in Georgia by Rivals.com... earned Top 10 recognition at the Nike Camp... his junior season, picked up all-county honors on offense and was an honorable mention selection on defense... compiled 270 tackles with 59 tackles for loss, 22 quarterback sacks, 10 fumbles caused and 10 recovered for his career... during his senior year, made 128 stops with 26 for loss and 12 sacks... also caused five fumbles and recovered four... collected 124 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a junior with five fumbles forced and four recovered... ran track and played basketball... was a member of the honor roll.

PERSONAL: Majoring in media arts... born December 11, 1985... the son of Frank Morton, Sr.... has four older brothers and one older sister... named to Tulane's 3.0 Club in 2007.

Morton's Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR PD
2004 11-0 9-10-19 0.5-0 0-0 0/0 1
2005 11-1 17-14-31 5-13 0-0 0/0 1
Career 22-1 26-24-50 5.5-13 0-0 0/0 2

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