The "Captain" (Donovan Morgan) has returned to LA KISS
Tuesday March 10, 2015
ANAHEIM, CA – LA KISS and The Las Vegas Outlaws have executed a blockbuster training camp trade that will send All-Arena wide receiver Donovan “Captain” Morgan back to Los Angeles in exchange for the AFL's all-time leading rusher, Derrick Ross, and rookie wide receiver Lacoltan Bester.
Morgan, who joined the Outlaws in free agency last October, earned Second Team All-Arena honors after setting LA KISS franchise records with 141 receptions for 1,878 yards and 37 touchdowns in 18 games with the team last season. The six-year AFL veteran has hauled in 662 passes for 9,196 yards and 205 touchdowns for his career, earning All-Arena recognition four times. Morgan garnered Junior College All-American honors in 2002 after recording 45 receptions for 987 yards and seven touchdowns at Pearl River Community College. He began his college career at Louisiana-Lafayette in 2001.
Ross, acquired in a trade that sent Beau Bell to Philadelphia on February 20, enters his fifth season in the AFL, having earned First Team All-Arena honors in each of his first four years in the League. He burst onto the scene in 2011, setting AFL rookie records with 622 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns with the Dallas Vigilantes. The next three years of his career were spent with the Philadelphia Soul, where he set the single-season franchise record for rushing touchdowns with 32 in 2012. In 2013, he became Arena Football's all-time leading rusher. He became the League's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns last season. He also moved ahead of Lynn Bradford in the 2014 AFL Quarterfinals for first place all-time in postseason rushing yards with 245.For his career, Ross has rushed 617 times for 2,260 yards and 142 touchdowns.
Morgan and Ross - who won an American Conference championship together with the Philadelphia Soul in 2012 - will see each other on the field in less than a month, as the LA KISS host the Outlaws in a Week 3 in the home opener matchup on April 11 on ESPN2.
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