Sean Morey (American football)


Sean Morey (American football)

Infobox NFLactive
name=Sean Morey
width=220
Caption=
currentteam=Arizona Cardinals
currentnumber=87
currentposition=Wide receiver
birthdate=birth date and age|1976|2|26
birthplace=Marshfield, Massachusetts
heightft=5
heightin=11
weight=193
debutyear=1999
debutteam=New England Patriots
college=Brown
draftyear=1999
draftround=7
draftpick=241
pastteams=
* New England Patriots (1999)
* Philadelphia Eagles (2001-2003)
* Pittsburgh Steelers (2004-2006)
* Arizona Cardinals (2007-present)
status=Active
highlights=
* Super Bowl champion (XL)
nfl=MOR131362

Sean Joseph Morey (born February 26, 1976 in Marshfield, Massachusetts) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Brown.

Morey has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in his career. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL.

Early years

Morey was a 1994 graduate of Marshfield High School in Massachusetts. A 1995 graduate of Hebron Academy, he led the football team to win the New England Prep 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]

College career

After graduating from Hebron Academy he attended Brown University where he finished with an Ivy League record 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.

Professional career

New England Patriots

Morey was originally selected with the 35th pick of the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft by 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.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2001 Morey joined the Philadelphia Eagles where 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 Europe history 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 2003 NFL Europe press release.]

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers acquired Morey September 6 2004 as 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 Ward and 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.

Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals signed Morey March 15 2007 to 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 ] ] .

References

External links

* [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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