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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #15 DJ Morgan

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We move forward in our player profile series with junior linebacker DJ Morgan

Twitter: DJ Morgan (@realdealmorgan7)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about all of them. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2018 season.

#15 DJ Morgan

DJ Morgan came to Notre Dame as a versatile, athletic defensive prospect expected to play at safety or potentially at linebacker depending on how big he got in a college strength training program. He started out at safety, but then with the arrival of Mike Elko last season, began training at Rover and linebacker positions as well.

Now, Morgan is going to be a junior and is slotted to play weakside linebacker, as he projects to be behind starter Drue Tranquill and possibly sophomore Jordan Genmark Heath on the depth chart. He will also certainly contribute on special teams considering his athletic 6’2”, 220-lb frame.

3 Things To Know About DJ Morgan

  1. Due to his great aunt’s tragic shooting death when he was just 12, DJ Morgan hopes to become a homicide detective when his football career is over so he can honor her memory
  2. Morgan originally committed to Arizona State before eventually changing his mind and picking the Irish
  3. He has a pretty famous Notre Dame-related cousin that you may have heard of...
Walmart Carrier Classic - Notre Dame v Ohio State Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

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Country, Condiment, or Canon

Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.

Horseradish Sauce

Most people forget about the existence of horseradish sauce. This is a grave mistake. Horseradish sauce, much like a player such as D.J. Morgan, can be extremely satisfying if used properly. Whether it be on roast beef, or with your favorite seafood, the sauce can liven up the entire dish.

Mogan appears to be equally capable of raising a few eyebrows with good speed at the linebacker spot or on special teams.

2018 Forecast

I think DJ Morgan will be a guy who you notice making a number of solid special teams plays, and I also think he will get some time in spelling Tranquill and in garbage time at the linebacker position.

Hopefully, he can get some good experience that allows him to be a solid rotation player or even starter in his senior year in 2019 and potential 5th-year in 2020 if needed.