John Morgan III - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#6 John Morgan III

DL | *R-Sr | 6-2 | 270 | Upper Marlboro, Md. | DeMatha Catholic HS / Pitt

2023 (*REDSHIRT SENIOR): Competed in 11 games tallying 15 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks while also forcing a fumble and pass deflection … Appeared in 64 games in his career along with eight starts totaling 89 tackles, 27 TFL, 16 sacks, forced four fumbles and three pass deflections … Made his first tackle as a Hog in the season opener vs. WCU (Sept. 2) … Recorded a pair of tackles as well as a tackle for loss and a sack in the home opener against Kent State (Sept. 9) … Forced a fumble while gathering a tackle for loss, sack and tackle against BYU (Sept. 16) … Secured another tackle in Dallas against Texas A&M (Sept. 30) … In a win at Florida (Nov. 4), he contributed a pair of stops … Batted down his first pass on the season and logged three tackles against FIU (Nov. 18) … Recorded a season-high against Missouri (Nov. 24) with five tackles and a tackle for loss.

At Pitt
2022 (REDSHIRT SENIOR): Played in 12 games with five starts … Racked up 19 total tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Credited with six quarterback hurries … Logged two forced fumbles … Matched his career-high with four stops, including a career-best three tackles for loss, against West Virginia (Sept. 1) … Recorded a sack and a forced fumble against the Mountaineers … Also credited with three quarterback hurries … Had two tackles with one tackle for loss against Rhode Island (Sept. 24) … Made two tackles and forced a fumble against Virginia Tech (Oct. 8) … Carded a pair of tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss at Virginia (Nov. 12), matching his career high with 1.5 sacks against the Cavaliers … Transferred to Arkansas following the season and participated in spring practice.

2021 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Played in all 14 games, starting three at defensive end … Starting assignments came against Massachusetts (Sept. 4), at Tennessee (Sept. 11) and vs. Michigan State (Dec. 30) in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl … Totaled 27 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble … Two tackles for loss at Georgia Tech (Oct. 2) … Logged a career-high four stops against Miami (Oct. 30) … Had a career-high 1.5 sacks against Virginia (Nov. 20) … Forced a Michigan State fumble that was returned for a 26-yard touchdown by teammate Cam Bright in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

2020 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in all 11 games as a reserve defensive end … Collected 13 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks on the year … Had a season-high three tackles on two occasions: Austin Peay (Sept. 12) and at Miami (Oct. 17) … Two tackles for loss, including a sack, at Miami … Also logged sacks against Syracuse (Sept. 19), at Florida State (Nov. 7) and at Georgia Tech (Dec. 10).

2019 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive end … Totaled 14 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks … Had a season-best two tackles for loss against UCF (Sept. 19) … Had a season-high three total stops on two occasions: at Duke (Oct. 5) and at Syracuse (Oct. 18) … Had sacks at Georgia Tech (Nov. 2) and at Syracuse.

2018 (FRESHMAN): Played in three games as a true freshman, preserving a redshirt … Made appearances at defensive end against Virginia Tech (Nov. 10), vs. Clemson (Dec. 1) in the ACC Championship and vs. Stanford (Dec. 31) in the Sun Bowl … Had one tackle against the Hokies.

HIGH SCHOOL: Considered one of the top defensive linemen in Maryland … Rated the No. 1 strong-side defensive end in the state by Rivals … Rated the No. 11 overall prospect in Maryland by ESPN, No. 12 by Rivals and No. 14 by 247Sports … Played on both sides of the ball for head coach Elijah Brooks at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. … Excelled as a pass rusher, compiling eight sacks as a senior … Also was a starter at tight end … Earned All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honors … Helped DeMatha to a combined 18-5 record (.783) over his final two varsity seasons … As a junior, DeMatha finished 12-0, capturing the WCAC title and finishing No. 4 in the USA TODAY Super 25 high school rankings … Selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl All-Star Game (Washington D.C. vs. Baltimore).

PERSONAL: Son of John and Tisa Morgan Jr. … Has one brother and one sister… Father, John, played football at Bowie State … Grandfather played basketball and ran track at Alabama A&M … Birthdate: June 6, 2000.