Desmond Morgan begins his first year with the Terps in 2017, working as a defensive graduate assistant.
Morgan comes to Maryland after spending a year at Wayne State University, where he was also a graduate assistant coach. He worked primarily with the offensive line and help with day-to-day operations.
A four-year letterman at linebacker for the University of Michigan, he appeared in 47 games for the Wolverines, making 40 starts. He tallied at least four tackles in 41 of his last 45 games. The Holland, Mich. native was a two-time semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the top football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Morgan earned 2015 Defensive All-Big Ten Honorable Mention accolades and received the Roger Zatkoff Award, given to U-M's best linebacker at the end of each season, in 2015.
A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Morgan was also voted to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team. In addition, he was a National Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete.
Morgan is a 2011 graduate of West Ottawa High School where he was selected as The Holland Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and earned All-Area honors as a senior. Playing for head coach Jim Caserta he recorded 72 tackles as a senior and forced four fumbles despite missing time due to injury. He was also the team's quarterback and passed for 519 yards and five touchdowns, while running for 802 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011. Morgan collected 120 tackles as a junior.
He graduated from Michigan in December of 2015 with a bachelor's degree in secondary education.