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Nate Morton
Nate Morton

Hometown:
Harlingen, TX

High School:
Hargrave Military

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
09/02/1982

Experience:
4VL

Seasons:
2003-06

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    Career: Left his name in the Wake Forest record book as the school's 11th all-time leading receiver with 117 receptions... ranks eighth all-time with an average of 14.0 yards per catch.

    2006: Wake Forest's leading receiver for a third straight season... the first player to lead the Deacons in receiving for three straight years since Ricky Proehl (1987-89)... hauled in 38 catches for 617 yards and four touchdowns... played in all 14 games and started seven contests... set a new career-high seven receptions in the win against Boston College for 94 yards and a score... had six catches against Liberty for a season-high 127 yards... caught touchdown passes against Liberty, NC State, Boston College and in the 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl against Louisville... had a strong finish to the season with 25 catches over the final five games for a total of 351 yards and two scores... caught at least three passes in eight of the team's 14 games... his 59-yard touchdown catch against NC State tied for the 42nd-longest in school history... also threw a 19-yard touchdown pass in the Clemson game, a perfect strike to Riley Skinner in double coverage.

    2005: Wake Forest's leading receiver for a second straight season... played in all 11 games and drew 10 starting assignments... had at least one catch in every game... made 39 receptions for 482 yards and two touchdowns... also rushed 13 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns... ranked second on the team with four touchdowns... completed two passes in three attempts for 108 yards and a touchdown... completed the 12th-longest pass in Wake Forest history with a 71-yard touchdown strike to Chris Davis on a wide receiver pass... posted an astronomical passing efficiency of 479.1... became the first player to lead the Deacons in receiving in consecutive years since Jammie Deese (1998-99)... ranked fifth on the team in total offense... had five catches against Vanderbilt for a season-high yards... caught five passes at Nebraska for 70 yards... threw one incompletion against the Cornhuskers... made one reception against East Carolina for three yards... had five catches in the Maryland game for 45 yards... caught two passes against Clemson for 40 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown from Cory Randolph... made a 9-yard reception at Florida State and completed a 37-yard pass to Demir Boldin... had five catches at Boston Colege for 71 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown from Cory Randolph... caught five passes in the NC State game for 46 yards... also carried twice for five yards against the Woflpack, including a nine-yard touchdown, the go-ahead score... made three catches at Duke for 32 yards... rushed for 27 yards against the Blue Devils, including a season-best 29-yard run... caught a season-high six passes at Georgia Tech for 59 yards... rushed for 39 yards on two carries in Atlanta, including a 24-yard touchdown run... hauled in a 22-yard reception in the season finale against Miami.

    2004: Played in 10 games and started eight... led the team with 26 receptions and 391 receiving yards... caught one touchdown pass... also threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Chris Davis in the Boston College game, his only passing attempt of the year... carried four times for eight yards... caught five passes for a career-high 142 yards and a touchdown at East Carolina... made five catches against Virginia Tech for 114 yards... had five receptions against North Carolina for 40 yards... made four catches in the Duke game for 30 yards... caught three passes for 27 yards against NC State... had a pair of catches for 19 yards in the North Carolina A&T game... made one catch against both Boston College and Maryland... missed the Clemson game, the season opener, with a knee injury.

    2003: Saw action in every game as a wide receiver and on special teams... earned the starting nod in two contests... really came on in the second half of the season, finishing the year with 14 catches for 160 yards... made his collegiate debut at Boston College on special teams... did not catch a pass versus NC State but entered the game on a trick play and threw a 42-yarder to Cory Randolph to set up a touchdown... recorded his first two career catches for 28 yards at Duke... had one catch for 29 yards versus Clemson... had a career-best day at North Carolina, earning his first career start and catching six passes for 61 yards... had a team-best five catches for 42 yards against UConn... started against Maryland.

    2002: Joined the Deacons in January 2002... participated in spring drills and redshirted the fall season as a true freshman.

    Background: Played quarterback during his junior season at Harlingen HS... earned honorable mention All-District honors... did not play his senior season... an excellent student who earned a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.

    Personal: Majoring in sociology... born September 2, 1982 in Harlingen, Texas... son of Tom and Stephanie Morton... has an older brother, Jake, and sister, April... chose Wake Forest because of the coaches and a "team on the rise."

    Career Receiving Statistics
    	G-GS	Rec	Yds	Avg.	TD	 Lg
    2003	12-2	14	160	11.4	0	29
    2004	11-8	26	391	15.0	1	63
    2005	11-10	39	482	12.4	2	34
    2006	14-7	38	617	16.2	4	59
    Career	48-27	117	1650	14.1	7	63
    

    Receptions: 7 vs. Boston College, 11/4/06 Receiving Yards: 142 at East Carolina, 9/11/04

    Career Rushing Statistics G-GS Car Yds Avg. TD Lg 2003 12-2 0 0 0.0 0 0 2004 11-8 4 8 2.0 0 9 2005 11-10 13 69 5.3 2 29 2006 14-7 6 28 4.7 0 7 Career 48-27 23 105 4.6 2 29

    Career Passing Statistics A-C Pct. Yds TD Int Lg 2003 1-1 1.000 42 0 0 42 2004 1-1 1.000 53 1 0 53 2005 3-2 .667 108 1 0 71 2006 3-1 .333 19 1 0 19 Career 8-5 .625 222 3 0 71

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