Case Western Reserve University junior wide receiver Colt Morgan (Wooster, Ohio / Wooster) was selected as an Honorable Mention to the D3football.com All-America Team, which was announced during the website's coverage of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on Friday night.
Morgan is first Spartan since 2009 to receive D3football.com All-America honors, and the fifth player overall in program history, joining quarterback Eli Grant (third team in 2002), linebacker Tom Brew (third team in 2006 and 2007), guard Tony Opperman (honorable mention in 2009) and quarterback Dan Whalen (first team in 2009).
The first D3football.com All-America team was awarded in 1999 and is, along with the AFCA All-America team, the only ones recognized in the NCAA record book. Players are nominated by schools in November and December for the D3football.com All-Region team, and are then considered for All-American.
Morgan is the 51st All-American overall in CWRU, which includes all organizations (past and present) that have issued the award. It is the third-straight year that a Spartan players has received all-America honors, after center Gage Blair and defensive end Cameron Brown claimed the honors from the AFCA in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Morgan is the third wide receiver in CWRU history to be named an All-American, joining Mike Imburgia (Associated Press Honorable Mention, Football News Second Team and Pizza Hut Honorable Mention in 1988) and Jamie Meek (Football Gazette Honorable Mention in 1989).
Morgan was named to the D3football.com All-Region Team for the second-straight season this year, and became the first Spartan wide receiver ever to be named to the organization's all-region First Team earlier in December. He secured All-Presidents' Athletic Conference First Team recognition for the second-straight campaign, finishing the 2019 season with a program record 1,186 receiving yards, while his 89 receptions and 15 touchdowns each ranked as the second-highest single-season totals ever by a Spartan. He led the PAC in receptions per game (9.1, ninth in DIII), and receiving touchdowns (12th in DIII) and ranking second in the league in receiving yards 15th in DIII. Morgan had 10 or more receptions in a game on three occasions and registered 100 or more receiving yards eight times, including a 14-catch, 175-yard effort with a pair of touchdowns against Union in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs. He was selected as the PAC Offensive Player of the Week once and the UAA Athlete of the Week three times during the year.
During the 2019 campaign, Morgan became the Spartans' all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 34 over his career. He will enter his senior season ranked fourth in CWRU history in both career receptions (175) and receiving yards (2,331).
Case Western Reserve University finished the 2019 season with a 9-2 record. The Spartans claimed their second PAC Championship in the last three years during the season, and won the league title outright for the first time in program history. The Spartans made their fifth NCAA postseason appearance in program history in 2019.