In honor of the Super Bowl today, I thought I’d do a little bragging 😉 My family are the most important people in my life. Ever since I was a little girl, with my purple Tamagotchi hanging from my backpack, they’ve always encouraged me to be the BEST I can be. It’s been stressed that I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to as long as I put God first. So, the way I see it is I owe them everything + I wanted to do a special article for my uncle: STANLEY MORGAN.
@1055TheROAR Imnpulling for Pats because of Stanley Morgan from Easley who played in the 70's-80's. Also like Brady and hate Goodell
— MitchellTowles (@CUPanic) February 3, 2017
He lives in Tennessee but he & my aunt come to visit as much as they can. I can remember Stanley coming to see my grandma, hands full of football cards. He’d save the best ones for my brother, inked with his signature. School & grades were always the base of our conversations. I always admired the way he’d focus on us, especially with all the amazing things he’s experienced. Although right now he’s too sick to travel long distances, he stays in touch with us as much as possible.
My dad would tell us stories of how he would watch all the games and meet all the coaches. They’d let him run out with the team & how he got to meet some of the greats. My dad ended up playing football in high school, his entire family fell in love with the sport.
— The Hall (@TheHall) February 3, 2017
NFL.com notes him as one of the most underrated players of all-time.
“For a long time Morgan was one of the most feared deep threats in football, averaging 19.4 yards per catch for his career. Slot guys today don’t record single catches of 19 yards let alone average that much. His numbers compare favorably with Pro Football Hall of Famers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. But because he wasn’t flying around in January like those two, he’s not in Canton where he should be.”
— Jenn Castriotta (@jcastriotta) October 24, 2016
Although he played from 1997-1989, he’s still remembered today as one of the best players of all time. Therefore, in 2007 he was inducted into the Patriots Hall Of Fame.
“He hauled in 534 career reception, a franchise record that stood for 17 years. He remains the franchise record holder with 10,352 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns. His career average of 19.2 yards per catch still stands as an NFL record for those with more than 500 career receptions. Morgan also holds the single season receiving record for touchdowns (12 in 1979) and yards (1,491 in 1986). A four-time Pro Bowl honoree, he also was a fine punt returner, ranking among the career leaders in Patriots history. In 2007, Morgan was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame.”
— Jamie Staton (@JamieStatonWMUR) February 4, 2017
Even today, Patriot fans are OUTRAGED that Stanley isn’t in the NFL Hall of Fame. The reason he isn’t is because he was humble. He didn’t put focus on getting famous and putting his brand out there. Stanley put everything into the game and his team. As of today, Patriot fans everywhere are fighting to get him admitted. With his talent compared to his stats, the best things are worth waiting for.
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#HallOfFame STANLEY MORGAN — Compare his numbers to ANYONE in the HOF — Bad team in a time when receivers got mauled.. He should be in HOF
— Gary Wolff (@freedomfflow) February 5, 2017
— CraigHenson (@wcraighenson55) January 29, 2017
— Mike Malnicof (@MarvelousMike94) January 20, 2017
@SI_PeterKing why hasn't Stanley Morgan even gotten a whiff of the hof?? 19.3 yards per catch .. 71 touchdowns top 30-35 all time ! Why ?
— Frank McCann (@fmccann09) September 25, 2016
@PatriotsExtra Check the numbers. Stanley Morgan was a better player than Swann, who is in HOF only because he played for a great team.
— Andy Johnson 100 (@100Zeus) February 10, 2016