FIU quarterback James Morgan named Conference USA Newcomer of the Year

Thursday, January 3, 2019 0 Comments

FIU quarterback James Morgan named Conference USA Newcomer of the Year
After his record-breaking year at quarterback, Florida International University’s James Morgan was named the 2018 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year, the league office announced last month.
“This is a great honor,” Morgan said about the award. “I’m very happy and humbled about it, but this award is really a credit to the entire offense and the whole team. I wouldn’t have had the success I’ve had on the field if I didn’t have guys out there making plays and making blocks.”
Morgan becomes the first Panther to earn a C-USA individual award, with the honor being the first for any FIU football player since T.Y. Hilton was named Sun Belt Player of the Year in 2010. The quarterback is also the first FIU football player in the history of the program to win a Newcomer of the Year award.
Additionally, Morgan is just the third player in program history to earn an end-of-year conference award, joining T.Y. Hilton (2010 and 2008) and Keyonvis Bouie (2006).
Morgan, who transferred to FIU after graduating from Bowling Green last spring, has lit up the C-USA with his passing prowess. The redshirt junior shattered FIU’s single-season passing touchdown mark, after tossing 26 scores for the year. Morgan also threw for 2,764 yards in 2018, which ranks second-most for a single-season at FIU.
Morgan was very appreciative of the talent he has surrounding him at FIU. “It’s awesome to be able to play with those guys,” Morgan said.
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