2 - Davon Morgan Position: Rover
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 196 lbs.
High School: Varina
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
photo Stands a close second to Dorian Porch at the rover position heading into preseason practice ... Has great ball skills and gets his hands on a lot of passes ... Also rates as a good tackler ... Just needs to learn more about the position after moving over from free safety in the spring ... Was one of just three true freshmen to see action in 2007 ... Got some work in five games at safety, but spent most of his first season as a special team contributor ... Picked up over 150 plays while starting on the punt return/block and kickoff teams ... Contributed a big blocked punt during the Virginia game ... Has a bright future with the Hokies.

2007: Made the dress squad as a true freshman ... Earned the No. 2 spot at safety, but his first action came on special teams ... Was in on 10 plays in the opener, starting on the kickoff team and the punt return/block team ... Contributed a tackle at LSU ... Played three downs at free safety against Ohio ... Picked up 38 plays at safety and picked up three tackles ... Added 13 plays on special teams ... Had a tackle on special teams in the UNC game ... Added another tackle at Clemson ... Played 15 defensive downs at safety and added 13 plays on special teams at Duke ... Contributed a pair of tackles ... Broke up a pass in the Boston College game ... Worked six snaps at safety against Georgia Tech ... Contributed a tackle while working 13 special team plays against Florida State ... Played seven snaps at safety with a tackle ... Also picked up a tackle on special teams ... Blocked a punt at Virginia to set up a field goal ... Was in on nine special team plays in the ACC title game versus BC ... Finished the season with 11 tackles ... Turned in a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump during offseason workouts ... Moved to the rover position for spring practice ... Was in on four tackles and intercepted a pass during one spring scrimmage ... Posted two tackles and broke up a pass in the Maroon-White game.

High School: Played quarterback and free safety for Coach Gary Chilcoat at Varina ... A SuperPrep and PrepStar postseason All-American, despite playing in just four games during his senior season due to a broken leg ... Had two interceptions and eight tackles during those four games ... Posted nine interceptions (3 for touchdowns), 30 tackles and a fumble return for a score his junior year ... Completed 70 of 138 passes for 1,402 yards and 20 touchdowns with six interceptions as a junior ... Rushed 75 times for 505 yards and seven touchdowns, earning 2005 offensive player of the year honors in his district ... Accounted for five touchdowns in a game against Hermitage - three passing, one rushing and one on a fumble return ... Also had an interception in that game ... Was named to the first-team All-Metro defense by The Richmond Times-Dispatch ... Ranked the No. 24 defensive back in the country by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 5 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Rated the No. 6 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 21 safety in the country by Scout ... Listed as the No. 6 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep ... Listed as the No. 33 "athlete" in the country and the No. 14 player in the state by Rivals.

Personal: Davon T. Morgan ... Born 1/28/89 in Richmond, VA ... Lives with his grandmother, Mary Barlow ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2007 14 5 6 11 0-0 0-0
2008 12 18 24 42 2.5-22 1.5-18
Career 26 23 30 53 2.5-22 1.5-18

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2008 12 4 74 18.5 0 29

Punt Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 1 12 12.0 0 0