Second-year starting cornerback and returning All-Big 12 honoree...
Junior, former junior college transfer... Selected 2012 All-Big 12 in Phil
Steele preseason publication... Timed at 4.48 in 40-yard dash.
2011 (Sophomore): Played 12 of 13 games and started final 11 in first
season at Baylor... Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from Waco
Tribune-Herald and honorable mention from league coaches and The
Associated Press... Recorded fifth-best team total with 75 tackles (61
solo), team-high four interceptions, six pass breakups and 1.5 tackles for
loss... Transferred to BU in late August, played second game as reserve
and took over starting cornerback spot in third game... Ranked fourth in
Big 12 with 0.33 interceptions per game... Four interceptions ranked as
school's best since 2008 season... Made five tackles in first career start in
win over Rice in third game... Made career-high 11 tackles at No. 21
Texas A&M in sixth game... Had nine tackles and one PBU in comeback
win at Kansas... Intercepted two passes, setting up BU inside red zone
each time, and recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) in win over Texas in 12th
game... Recorded interception in wins over No. 5 Oklahoma in 10th game
and Texas Tech in 11th game... Made nine tackles (8 solo) in Valero
Alamo Bowl win over Washington.
Junior College: Defensive back transfer from College of the Sequoias in
Visalia, Calif.... Former all-state prep athlete from Georgia originally
signed with Georgia State in 2009... Played one season at COS under
head coach Curtis Allen... Played nine games as freshman at COS in
2010, totaled 47 tackles (41 solo), 2.5 for loss, one sack, three interceptions
for 50 yards and one touchdown, four PBUs.
High School: Prepped at Northside High School in Warner Robins,
Ga.... Rated the 97th-best cornerback prospect by ESPN.com coming out of
high school in 2008... NHS finished 40-2 in final three seasons including
AAAA state championships in 2006 and 2007 as sophomore and junior...
2008 first-team All-Region selection in 1-AAAAA as senior on Northside
squad that finished 10-2... Named to GHSA All-Middle Georgia firstteam
and honorable-mention all-state... Totaled 51 tackles and five
interceptions as senior in 2008... Earned 2007 first-team Class AAAA
GHSA All-State honors as junior... Totaled 29 tackles, seven interceptions
and 68 return yards on 15-0 state championship squad in 2007... 2006
Northside team finished 15-0 and AAAA state champs.
Personal: Son of Kenny Sr. and Decta Morton... Full name is Kenny
Morton Jr... Born June 21, 1990, in Macon, Ga.... Majoring in general