Sept. 5, 2003
Former Brown University wide receiver Sean Morey '99, the holder of five Ivy League receiving records, has returned to the National Football League, earning a berth on the Philadelphia Eagles' active roster.
Originally a 7th round draft pick of the New England Patriots, Morey is a two-year NFL veteran, having played for the Patriots in 1999 and the Eagles in 2001. He spent three years in NFL Europe, most recently in 2003 with the Barcelona Dragons, where he made 32 catches for 394 yards and 7 touchdowns. He ranked second in the league with an average of 26.3 yards per kickoff return.
A native of Ocean Bluff, MA and the two-time first team All-American at Brown, Morey caught 83 passes in his senior season on College Hill, second best in the nation, for 1,023 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a second team ESPN/USA Today All-American, and competed in the Hula Bowl.
Morey finished his Brown career as the third leading receiver in NCAA I-AA history with 3,850 receiving yards and 251 career receptions. His 39 career touchdown receptions are fourth in the NCAA I-AA record book.
Morey, the 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year, holds five Ivy League receiving records - single season receiving yards (1,434), career TD receptions (39), TD receptions in a season (15), career receptions (251), and career receiving yards (3,850). He is the first and only Brown athlete to ever have his number retired.