Jan. 8, 2002
Former Brown football All-American wide receiver Sean Morey, the 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year, has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and is expected to be placed on the Eagles' active roster for the NFL Playoffs.
Morey, a wide receiver and special teams standout, was signed to replace injured runningback Rod Smart, who has a stress frecture in his foot. Eagles special teams ace Ike Reese has also been sidelined with a sprained foot.
"I'm just looking to help the special teams anyway I can," Morey said. "The guys here have done all the work already. I just want to fit in and help in any way I can."
Morey was drafted by the New England Patriots on the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He made the Patriot's opening day roster during his rookie season but spent most of the season on the practice squad. He also spent time on the Patriot's practice squad during the 2000 season.
Morey is a also two-year veteran of NFL Europe, playing for the Barcelona Dragons.
A 1999 graduate of Brown, Morey, a two-time first team All-American, finished his career as the third leading receiver in NCAA I-AA history with 3,850 yards and 251 receptions, both Ivy League records. Morey's 39 career touchdown receptions ranked fourth best in NCAA I-AA history.
Morey also set an Ivy League record for single season receiving yards (1,434) and touchdowns in a season (15). Morey is the first Brown athlete to ever have his number retired.