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#36 Brett Morse

Height 6-3
Weight 230 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Willowbrook, Ill.
High School Hinsdale Central

Hawk-Item – – One of seven seniors named to 2010 Leadership Group . . . started 18 consecutive games before missing win at Michigan due to injury . . . has 34 career starts.

2010 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten for fourth straight year. . .Permanent Team Captain, Offense . . . Win During the Week Award, Offense . . . 2010 – – listed as first team fullback following spring practice . . . started at fullback in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . had one pass reception for a one-yard touchdown in opening win . . . started at fullback in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 45-0 win over Ball State, but had no statistics as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . two pass receptions for 27 yards vs. Penn State, including career-long of 18 yards, along with one assisted tackle on special teams . . . did not see action in 38-28 win at Michigan due to injury . . . started at fullback in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . two rushing attempts, his first of the season, for 10 yards vs. Wisconsin, in addition to two receptions for 13 yards . . . started at fullback in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, with one rushing attempt for three yards . . . started at fullback in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . career-high three receptions for 13 yards vs. Hoosiers . . . started at fullback in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, recording one rushing attempt for minus three yards . . . started at fullback in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, but had no statistics.

2009 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten for third year . . . Hustle Team Award, Offense . . . 2009 – – Started all 13 games and 22 straight over two seasons . . . gained 35 yards on five rushing attempts and had eight receptions for 34 yards and one touchdown . . . started at fullback in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded one rushing attempt for 16 yards and had one pass reception for seven yards vs. UNI . . . started at fullback in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . had two rushing attempts for 10 yards at ISU . . . also had two pass receptions for two yards, including a one-yard scoring catch for Iowa’s first touchdown and first career touchdown . . . started at fullback in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:56 in time pf possession . . . had no statistics vs. Arizona . . . started at fullback in 21-10 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 24-21 win over Arkansas State, but had no statistics as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in 30-28 win over Michigan, with one pass reception for 16 yards . . . started at fullback in 20-10 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 15-13 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . one rushing attempt for six yards vs. Hoosiers . . . started at fullback in 17-10 loss to Northwestern, recording one pass reception for three yards . . . started at fullback in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . two pass receptions for 10 yards at OSU . . . started at fullback in 12-0 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, gaining three yards on one rushing attempt as offense gained 403 yards total offense.

2008 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten . . . Win During the Week Award, offense . . . 2008 – – Listed as first team fullback following spring practice . . . started at fullback but had no statistics in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . had two pass receptions for 19 yards vs. FIU, including a long of 10 yards . . . started at fullback in 17-5 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh due to injury . . . returned to see limited action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw limited action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . had one reception for four yards vs. Hoosiers . . . started at fullback in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense rushed for 254 yards . . . had one pass reception for 13 yards vs. the Badgers and recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . started at fullback in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 24-23 win over third ranked Penn State, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . started at fullback in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . had no offensive statistics at Minnesota, but recovered fumble on punt coverage team that led to first touchdown of the third quarter . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, recording one reception for four yards as offense gained 328 yards total offense.

2007 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2007 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in win over Syracuse . . . did not see action in loss at Iowa State . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Wisconsin, but did not have any statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in double OT win over Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Western Michigan, but had no statistics.

2006 – – Redshirted . . . High school honors – – Illinois Coaches Association all-state . . . Edgy Tim/Rivals.com all-state . . . Daily Herald All-Area Honorary Captain and Player of the Year . . . West Suburban Conference Offensive Player of the Year . . . team MVP . . . Career – – played quarterback and strong safety in high school . . . holds school records for total offense in a year (3,063 yards) and longest kickoff return for touchdown (96 yards) . . . holds IHSA record for longest touchdown pass in a playoff game (98 yards) . . . accumulated 1,854 yards rushing, 2,546 yards passing, 31 rushing touchdowns and 18 passing touchdowns in his career . . . scored 30 touchdowns (22 rushing), rushed for 1,500 yards and passed for 1,200 yards as a senior . . . team captain.

Personal – – Born 2/29/88 . . . Interdepartmental Studies (Business) major . . . parents are Laura and Steve Morse . . . high school coach was Tony Lombardi.

Career Receiving Bests
Catches: 3 at Indiana, 11/06/10
Yards: 27 vs. Penn State, 10/02/10
Touchdowns: 1, twice, last vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/04/10
Long: 18 vs. Penn State, 10/02/10

Career Rushing Bests
Attempts: 2, twice, last vs. Wisconsin, 10/23/10
Yards: 16 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/05/09
Long: 16 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/05/09

Career Statistics

Rushing No. Yds. Avg. Lng
Freshman 0 0 0.0 – –
Sophomore 0 0 0.0 – –
Junior 5 35 7.0 16
Senior 4 10 2.5 5
Career 9 45 5.0 16

 

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 0 0 0.0 0 – –
Sophomore 5 40 8.0 0 13
Junior 8 34 6.2 1 16
Senior 8 54 6.8 1 18
Career 21 128 6.1 2 18