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Omarr Morgan Athlete Profile

#1 Omarr Morgan

Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Roster Years: 1996-1997 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Last School: El Camino Junior College


  • 1997 College Sports News Honorable Mention

Career Summary

Omarr Morgan transferred to BYU from El Camino College as a two-time member of the All-America First Team. He was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference First Team both his junior and senior years. Morgan received a Post-Season All-America honorable mention by College Sports News. He was also one of 25 college defensive backs on the Jim Thorpe Award watch list.


  • Signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 1998


  • Born in Hollywood, California
  • Son of Bernice and Arthur
  • Full name is Omarr Sharif Morgan, named after Egyptian actor Omar Sharif
  • First cousin is Kenny Davidson, a defensive end from Louisiana State, who started 13 games for the Houston Oilers in 1994-95
  • Nicknamed the blanket
  • Ran a 4.37 forty
  • Majored in sociology

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Gardena and Hawthorne Highs, lettered in football and track
  • Named team MVP and USA Today All-American after playing a isngle season at Hawthorne
  • Briefly attended San Jose State University in August 1994
  • Named first-team All-America as a safety for two consecutive years at El Camino College in Torrance, California
  • Had 18 punt returns for 151 yards, eight kickoffs for 219 yards and four interceptions for 70 yards his first season at ECC

1996 | Junior Year

  • Had five interceptions and 11.5 pass deflections
  • Made a game-winning interception and two pass deflections against Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl
  • First team All-WAC by coaches
  • Second team All-WAC, Houston Chronicle (coordinators)
  • WAC Mountain Division Special Team Player of the Week for New Mexico game and WAC Defensive Player of the Week vs. TCU
  • Seven tackles and two pass deflections vs. Texas A&M
  • Coaches' DB of the game vs. Texas A&M
  • Four tackles and a blocked PAT vs. Arkansas State
  • Blocked a field goal and had an interception vs. New Mexico and was coaches DB and Special Teams player of that game
  • Blocked a field goal and caused a fumble vs. SMU
  • Did not play against UNLV because of an ankle injury
  • Three tackles and a key pass deflection at Tulsa
  • Had two pass interceptions at TCU
  • Coaches' DB of the game vs. TCU
  • Partially deflected a field goal attempt vs. Rice
  • Had a pass interception vs. Wyoming in the WAC Championship
  • Started 12 games, but did not join team until two-a-day practices
  • Selected as the teams' defensive impact player of the year by the coaching staff

1997 | Senior Year

  • First-Team All-WAC
  • Honorable Mention Post-Season All-America, College Sports News
  • Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game
  • One of 25 collegians listed in the watch-list of Jim Thorpe Award candidates
  • Not eligible to play until Utah State game
  • Had eight tackles, two pass deflections and a 31-yard kickoff return vs. Utah State
  • At Rice he had seven tackles
  • Had six tackles, a tackle for a loss, caused a fumble and had a deflection, chosen defensive back of the week at UTEP
  • Had an 11-yard pass reception vs. TCU
  • Had four unassisted tackles and four deflections vs. Tulsa and was chosen coaches' defensive back of the week