Tight End Cameron Morrah Declares for NFL Draft

Jan. 19, 2009

BERKELEY - California tight end Cameron Morrah announced Monday that he will forego his senior season with the Golden Bears and enter 2009 NFL Draft.

Morrah, who stands 6-4, 245 pounds and started all 13 games this past year, tied for the second on the team with 27 catches for 326 yards. He caught eight touchdown passes in 2008 to set a Cal season record for tight ends. Morrah finished his Golden Bear career with 19 starts in 33 games, totaling 41 receptions for 484 yards and 10 scores.

'We work with NFL candidates to educate them on their prospects for the draft as well as the benefits for staying in college,' head coach Jeff Tedford said. 'I don't necessarily agree with the decision, but I am supportive of Cameron and hope that he is successful at the next level.'

Morrah opened the 2008 campaign against Michigan State when he hauled in five passes for 93 yards, which included a career-long 50 yard catch plus a four-yard TD reception. He later put together a streak of five consecutive games with a score against Maryland, Colorado State, Arizona State, Arizona and UCLA.

As a sophomore, Morrah made 13 catches for 155 yards, starting four times and scoring his only TD of the year at Washington. He also saw action at tight end and on special teams in 10 games as a redshirt-freshman in 2006.

Morrah is the third Cal player in the last three years to declare early for the NFL Draft, following Marshawn Lynch (2007) and DeSean Jackson (2008).

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