- Sean Morey (American football)
birthdate=birth date and age|1976|2|26
debutteam=New England Patriots
New England Patriots(1999)
Super Bowlchampion (XL)
Sean Joseph Morey (born
February 26, 1976in Marshfield, Massachusetts) is an American football wide receiverfor the Arizona Cardinalsof the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the New England Patriotsin the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college footballat Brown.
Morey has also played for the
Philadelphia Eaglesand Pittsburgh Steelersin his career. He earned a Super Bowl ringwith the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.
Morey was a 1994 graduate of
Marshfield High Schoolin Massachusetts. A 1995 graduate of Hebron Academy, he led the football team to win the New EnglandPrep School Class D Championship in 1994. He would win All-Evergreen League Team, Evergreen League MVP, All New England Pre-Class D Team, and Class D New England Player of the Year while playing football for Hebron. [ [http://www.hebronacademy.pvt.k12.me.us/Hebronian/CF/features.cfm?article=37 Sean Morey '95 is Bowl-Bound] Hebronian Online]
After graduating from Hebron Academy he attended
Brown Universitywhere he finished with an Ivy Leaguerecord 251 receptions for 3,850 yards and 40 touchdowns, and was voted Ivy League player of the year in 1997 — when he caught 74 passes for an Ivy League-record 1,434 yards and 15 touchdowns. Sean Morey also became the first Brown player to have his number retired. [ [http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Library/exhibits/football/quarter4.html Quarter 4 of the "Celebrating 125 Years of Brown Football" exhibit] ] He also earned a degree with honors in organizational behavior and management.
New England Patriots
Morey was originally selected with the 35th pick of the seventh round of the
1999 NFL Draftby the New England Patriots. He remained with the Patriots until the end of the 2000 season, with the majority of his time being spent on the practice squad.
In 2001 Morey joined the
Philadelphia Eagleswhere he would become 2003 Special Teams MVP. That same year he was nominated for Dr. Z's (" Sports Illustrated") All-Pro team as a special teams player. Also in 2003, Morey became the 12th player in NFL Europehistory to catch 3 touchdown passes in a game while playing for the Barcelona Dragons. [ [http://www.nfleurope.com/news/archive/04212003_record Another record weekend] April 21 2003NFL Europe press release.]
The Steelers acquired Morey
September 6 2004as an unrestricted free agent. He was captain of special teams for Pittsburgh. Morey's role for the Steelers is mostly special teams; he does not usually line up at wide receiver. In 2006, Morey's role expanded because of injuries to wide receivers Hines Wardand Cedrick Wilson. He finished the season with just 2 receptions (bringing his career total to 3), but also contributed with his blocking and with his work on special teams. He collecting a team-high 21 special teams tackles while also returning eight kickoffs for 202 yards (25.3 yard avg.). In a Week 11 24-20 victory over the Browns, he had a 76 yard kickoff return.
The Arizona Cardinals signed Morey
March 15 2007to a three-year free agent contract. Morey rejoins ex-Steeler coaches Ken Whisenhunt(head coach), Russ Grimm(assistant head coach / offensive line) and Kevin Spencer(special teams) in Arizona.
The Cardinals released Morey on March 17, 2008, but re-signed him on March 26.
In the media
Morey was featured on an episode of the Canadian sports/comedy program "Cabbie on the Street", where it was revealed he lives in Toronto during the offseason. [http://portal.thescore.ca/video/Player.aspx?vid=859] .
Morey appeared in "
Sports Illustrated"’s "Faces in the Crowd" feature in the magazine's January 12, 1998 issue.
Morey and his wife Cara were featured in a November 2007 episode of the HGTV show Divine Design [ [http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_design_living_area/article/0,,HGTV_3376_5739831,00.html Decorating : Living Area : Sports Inspired Lounge : Home & Garden Television ] ] .
* [http://www.azcardinals.com/team/bio.php?PRKey=124 Arizona Cardinals bio]
* [http://media3.steelers.com/team/player/49182/ Pittsburgh Steelers bio]
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