Mike Morton
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Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1972-03-28) March 28, 1972 (age 50)
Concord, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:A.L. Brown
(Kannapolis, North Carolina)
College:North Carolina
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:151
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Anthony Morton (born March 28, 1972) is an NFL official and former American football linebacker. Morton played college football for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and went on to play for four teams in a seven-year National Football League career. During his NFL career. Morton played in 103 games (17 starts) and recorded 120 tackles, 50 assists, four fumble recoveries, and two interceptions. He was a member of the 1999 St. Louis Rams team that won Super Bowl XXXIV in January 2000.

Since his retirement from playing in the NFL, Morton has become a dentist and has opened his practice in Kannapolis, North Carolina.[1]

Morton has been a football official since at least 2014, working in the Atlantic Coast Conference.[2] As of March 2019, Morton is also an official in the Alliance of American Football, working as an umpire on the crew led by referee Brandon Cruse.[2] Morton worked his first NFL game on September 11, 2022, when the Atlanta Falcons hosted the New Orleans Saints, making him the first NFL official that also won a Super Bowl.[3] He works on Alex Kemp's crew.[4]

Morton and his wife are the parents of a son, as well as quadruplets.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Mike Morton speaks at Carson". Salisbury Post. Salisbury, North Carolina. July 30, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Austro, Ben (February 7, 2019). "Officiating crews for the 2019 AAF season". footballzebras.com. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Alexander, Jonathan M. (May 26, 2022). "From fillings to flags, for Charlotte-area dentist turned NFL ref, it's part of the drill". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  4. ^ "Week 1 referee assignments". Football Zebras. September 6, 2022. Retrieved September 11, 2022.