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  Morgan Scalley
Morgan Scalley

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City

High School:
Highland HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 191

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
10/08/1979

Experience:
3VL

UTAH: All-America candidate is MWC's best returning free safety ... second-team all-MWC last year in his first full year at safety ... first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American has 3.953 cumulative GPA ... 2004 Anson Mount Scholar Athlete of the Year ... fast, versatile, tough player can do it all ... has played wide receiver, running back and safety in his Ute career, while also returning kickoffs and punts ... runs 4.53 40 ... re-elected as President of Utah's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)-a position he also held last year... involved in many charitable projects ... elected to 2004 Utah Football Leadership Committee Committee ... signed with Utah back in 1998, then went on LDS church mission to Munich, Germany (1998-00).

2003-Second-team all-MWC defensive back started all 12 games at free safety ... Utah's third leading tackler (73) also had 5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 3 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles ... returned 3 kickoffs for 164 yards (54.7 yards per return) ... 89-yard kickoff return vs. New Mexico ... career-high 11 tackles against both Colorado State and New Mexico ... 74-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Southern Mississippi in the Liberty Bowl was the longest fumble return in school history ... also had 4 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup in the Liberty Bowl ... first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American (Utah's first since 1976 and just its fourth football first-team Academic All-American ever) ... had 4.0 GPA fall semester ... also academic all-MWC.

2002-Honorable mention all-conference punt returner ... played in all 11 games ... started at nickel back against BYU ... versatile athlete played safety, corner, returned punts and kickoffs, and punted ... finished fourth in MWC and 44th in nation for punt return average (11.2) ... returned 24 punts for 270 yards ... also had 6 kickoff returns for 128 yards (21.3 ypr) ... rushed 3 times for 21 yards and 3 first downs on fake punts ... actually punted 8 times for 246 yards (30.8 average) ... 8 total tackles included season-best 3 vs. San Diego State ... CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII ... academic all-MWC.

2001-Honorable mention all-MWC punt returner ... 26 punt returns for 249 yards ... averaged 9.6 yards per return, fourth in the MWC ... long return was for 56 yards against San Diego State ... also had 4 kickoff returns for 77 yards (19.2 yard average) ... returned his first collegiate kickoff 44 yards against Indiana ... academic all-MWC.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time first-team all-state and all-region (1996-97) ... honorable mention All-American ... Utah Mr. Football ... Highland High captain ... 5,500 career all-purpose yards ... Highland was 1996-97 region champion ... also played for Highland's three-time national champion (1995-97) rugby team ... National Honor Society ... made every honor roll from seventh grade on.

PERSONAL: Son of Ford "Bud" and Claudia Scalley ... father played football at Utah ... both parents are Utah graduates ... married (Liz) ... graduated in May 2004 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in German ... is now in the MBA program at Utah ... born Oct. 8, 1979.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	PBU	INT
2002	11/1	4	4	8	0	0-0
2003	12/12	41	32	73	3	2-59
Totals	23/13	45	36	81	3	2-59

YEAR PR YDS AVG. TD LONG 2001 26 249 9.6 0 56 2002 24 270 11.2 0 49 2003 1 -2 -2.0 0 Totals 51 517 10.1 0 56

YEAR KOR YDS AVG. TD LONG 2001 4 77 19.2 0 44 2002 6 128 21.3 0 28 2003 3 164 54.7 0 89 Totals 13 369 28.4 0 89

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