Omarr Morgan
Defensive Back 1
170 lbs.
Los Angeles, 
Last School
El Camino Junior College
Roster Years

Career Summary

Omarr Morgan transferred to BYU from El Camino College as a two-time member of the All-America First Team. He was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference First Team both his junior and senior years. Morgan received a Post-Season All-America honorable mention by College Sports News. He was also one of 25 college defensive backs on the Jim Thorpe Award watch list.


  • Signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 1998


  • Born in Hollywood, California
  • Son of Bernice and Arthur
  • Full name is Omarr Sharif Morgan, named after Egyptian actor Omar Sharif
  • First cousin is Kenny Davidson, a defensive end from Louisiana State, who started 13 games for the Houston Oilers in 1994-95
  • Nicknamed the blanket
  • Ran a 4.37 forty
  • Majored in sociology

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Gardena and Hawthorne Highs, lettered in football and track
  • Named team MVP and USA Today All-American after playing a isngle season at Hawthorne
  • Briefly attended San Jose State University in August 1994
  • Named first-team All-America as a safety for two consecutive years at El Camino College in Torrance, California
  • Had 18 punt returns for 151 yards, eight kickoffs for 219 yards and four interceptions for 70 yards his first season at ECC
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 1996

  • Had five interceptions and 11.5 pass deflections
  • Made a game-winning interception and two pass deflections against Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl
  • First team All-WAC by coaches
  • Second team All-WAC, Houston Chronicle (coordinators)
  • WAC Mountain Division Special Team Player of the Week for New Mexico game and WAC Defensive Player of the Week vs. TCU
  • Seven tackles and two pass deflections vs. Texas A&M
  • Coaches' DB of the game vs. Texas A&M
  • Four tackles and a blocked PAT vs. Arkansas State
  • Blocked a field goal and had an interception vs. New Mexico and was coaches DB and Special Teams player of that game
  • Blocked a field goal and caused a fumble vs. SMU
  • Did not play against UNLV because of an ankle injury
  • Three tackles and a key pass deflection at Tulsa
  • Had two pass interceptions at TCU
  • Coaches' DB of the game vs. TCU
  • Partially deflected a field goal attempt vs. Rice
  • Had a pass interception vs. Wyoming in the WAC Championship
  • Started 12 games, but did not join team until two-a-day practices
  • Selected as the teams' defensive impact player of the year by the coaching staff
Senior Year 1997

  • First-Team All-WAC
  • Honorable Mention Post-Season All-America, College Sports News
  • Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game
  • One of 25 collegians listed in the watch-list of Jim Thorpe Award candidates
  • Not eligible to play until Utah State game
  • Had eight tackles, two pass deflections and a 31-yard kickoff return vs. Utah State
  • At Rice he had seven tackles
  • Had six tackles, a tackle for a loss, caused a fumble and had a deflection, chosen defensive back of the week at UTEP
  • Had an 11-yard pass reception vs. TCU
  • Had four unassisted tackles and four deflections vs. Tulsa and was chosen coaches' defensive back of the week
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year