Kutztown’s Jordan Morgan (Philadelphia Native) drafted by the Chicago Bears

Jordan Morgan, who only played one year of high school football for Parkway Northwest High School, has found himself as one of the top linemen drafted in the 2017 NFL draft. Morgan was the star lineman for Kutztown Univeristy of Pennsylvania. While competing for the PSAC Division II program, he also won the Gene Upshaw Award for best lineman in Division II football. He’ll now move to a Chicago bears team that is on the rise and be responsible for the safety of Mitchell Trubisky. This article is about Jordan, but I’d like to point out that I said that Mitch was the best overall quarterback in the draft and would be the first one drafted. Just saying.

Morgan is the first player from Kutztown to be drafted since 1996, when John Mobley was drafted as the #15 overall pick in the first round. Mobley had a long and successful career with the Denver Broncos. People forget that Kutztown has a history of strong NFL players. The Buffalo Bill’s legendary wide receiver, Andre Reed came out of  Kutztown, as well as Minnesota Vikings running back, Don Shaver. Jordan Morgan is just the latest Golden Bear to make the jump from the PSAC to the NFL.

PennLive: “Morgan was a four-year starter at left tackle for the Golden Bears and was named the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year. He’s the fourth player in Kutztown history to be selected in the NFL draft.

If Morgan makes his way into the Bears lineup — he’s projected to play guard in the NFL — he’ll be charged with protecting one of the most expensive assets of the draft: quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago paid a pretty penny to move up to the No. 2 pick to snag the North Carolina signal-caller.

It would be quite the contrast of the Division II walk-on protecting the former blue-chip recruit. But Morgan has produced his share of unlikely stories, and Saturday could be the beginning of another one.”

We love local talent and as a PSAC guy myself, from East Stroudsburg University, I love seeing the D2 guys get a shot. So, congratulations, Jordan Morgan! Let us know if you’re ever trying to do a podcast interview, I’m sure we can pencil you in!