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Morgan Voted into Pats Hall of Fame by Fans

MorganPatriot fans have voted former wide receiver Stanley Morgan into the Patriots Hall of Fame.  Morgan topped the ballot with over 70,000 votes.  He was up against halfback Ron Burton and tight end Ben Coates.  “You are talking about two great players and I know it was a hard decision for a lot of the fans out there to vote for one particular guy,” said Morgan, who now works as a player agent. “I think Ben Coates was one of the top tight ends in the (history) of the league. I never had the chance to see Ron Burton play. But I’ve heard a lot of good things about him from guys that had actually played with him. I knew there were three great prospects there. To be the one nominated over those two, my hat goes off to the fans.”

Morgan played 13 seasons (1977-89) for the Pats and was able to break every significant team receiving record.  He remains the Patriots record holder for touchdowns (68), reception yardage (10,352) and games with 100 or more receiving yards (39). He averaged a whopping 19.2 yards per catch, the best in NFL history among the 95 players with 500 or more receptions.  Last season his team record of 534 career receptions was broken last season by Troy Brown.  Morgan played on the Pats team that was beaten by the Bears in Super Bowl XX.  “We had great teams back when I was playing,” he said. “But there was always something missing and you can’t put your hand on what it was.”

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