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 K.J. Morton 8
K.J. Morton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warner Robins, Ga.

High School:
Northside HS

Last College:
College of the Sequoias

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
CB

Experience:
3L

12/09/2013

Morton Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Senior cornerback is sixth different Bear honored this season.

08/26/2013

Football Opens Up Final Year at "The Case" vs. Wofford

This will be the 1st meeting between the schools.

03/28/2013

Football Goes Through Third Spring Scrimmage

Bears wrap pre-Easter work with 95-play scrimmage.

12/26/2012

Football Meets UCLA in Holiday Bowl

Baylor and UCLA will match up for the first time on the gridiron Thursday.

11/19/2012

Football Battles Texas Tech in Annual Shootout

Baylor and Texas Tech will meet for the 71st time on Saturday.

08/31/2013

Baylor Football vs Wofford - 08/31/2013

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10/13/2012

Baylor vs TCU (AP)

Baylor vs TCU (AP)

09/15/2012

Baylor 48, Sam Houston 23 - AP Photos

Nick Florence passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns.

09/15/2012

Baylor Football vs. SHSU - 09/15/2012

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12/03/2011

Baylor Football vs. Texas - 12/03/2011

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2013 ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM
2011 ALL-BIG 12, HONORABLE MENTION
BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL, FALL 2012

Two-time All-Big 12 honoree and three-year starting cornerback after transferring from College of the Sequoias... Letterman and starter all three seasons at Baylor, played in three straight bowl games, including 2013 BCS bowl berth and school's first Big 12 championship... Started 29 of 31 career games played, totaled 156 tackles (127 solo), nine tackles for loss (28 yards), eight interceptions (142 yards), 17 PBUs, four fumbles forced and 1.5 sacks (10 yards)... 2013 All-Big 12 second team selection, 2011 All-Big 12 honorable mention... Timed at 4.48 in 40-yard dash, vertical jump measured at 42.2 inches... Fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection... Earned undergraduate degree in general studies in December 2013.

2013 (Senior): Started 12 games (missed one due to injury) at cornerback in senior season... Earned All-Big 12 honors (second team by Athlon/FOX Sports, honorable mention by league coaches)... Totaled 49 tackles (37 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss (17 yards), 1.5 sacks (10 yards), team-high three interceptions (61 yards), 10 PBUs and two forced fumbles in 12 games... Had five tackles (four solo) in season-opening win over Wofford... Made five stops, including a shared TFL, in win over Buffalo in second game... Had two pass breakups and two tackles in win over ULM in third game... Made five tackles, including a 1-yard TFL, in win at Kansas in seventh game... Totaled seven tackles (four solo and 1.5 for loss) in win over No. 12 Oklahoma in eighth game... Recorded season-highs of nine tackles (all solo), three TFL (eight yards) and career-first sack (four yards), added career-high four breakups as well as one interception and one forced fumble in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game... Named national Athlon Defensive Player of Week Nov. 17 for performance in Tech win... Missed win at TCU in 11th game due to injury... Made two interceptions (returned second 57 yards inside UT 5-yard-line to setup final score), two breakups and three tackles in historic win over No. 23 Texas that clinched school's first Big 12 championship... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of Week (Dec. 9) and earned ESPN College Football Final helmet sticker (Dec. 7) for performance in Texas win.

2012 (Junior): Played seven games, started six, in injury-shortened junior season... Started first six games, injured groin in sixth game at Texas, played only once over season's final seven contests... Totaled 32 tackles (29 solo, one for loss), one interception (27-yard return), two forced fumbles and one PBU on season... Named to fall 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made three tackles and forced fumble that Mike Hicks returned 66 yards for TD in season-opening win over SMU... Six solo tackles, interception returned 27 yards and PBU in win over Sam Houston State in second game... Made eight tackles (seven solo) at No. 9 West Virginia in fourth game... Made season-high nine tackles (all solo) vs. TCU in fifth game... Had three tackles, including 8-yard loss, and forced fumble before suffering groin injury at Texas in sixth game... Returned and attempted to play a few snaps during win over Texas Tech in 11th game before returning to sideline.

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 first-team 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.... Earned undergraduate degree in general studies in December 2013.

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