NAME: Morgan Craig
SCHOOL: Abington Heights
LAST SEASON: 2010
The teams of the early part of the decade for Abington Heights were very successful for many different reasons. But on the defensive side of the ball, Morgan Craig was the player that stood out. Craig was a four-year letterman and a team captain his senior year. During his career, the Comets won three division championships (2008-2010) and two district titles (2009-2010). Defensively, Craig had 157 tackles, 35 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 7 pass deflections and 2 forced fumbles. He was also an outstanding blocking tight end who had 20 career receptions for 289 yards and a touchdown.
Craig was an NPF 2010 Lackawanna Football Conference Division I first team defensive lineman and first-team tight end. He was also an NPF All-District 2 defensive lineman. He also received division accolades in 2009 on offense and defense. Craig was named an all-state defensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football Writers and a first-team all-state defensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football News in 2010. He was also named a first-team defensive lineman by EasternPaFootball.com. He was named a second-team defensive lineman in 2009 by the Pennsylvania Football Writers and third-team all-state defensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football News in both 2008 and 2009. Craig won the 2o10 Hookey Reap Award for defense for the best lineman in the Lackawanna Football Conference. He played in the Big 33 Classic and continued his football career at Division I-FCS Villanova University where he was a four-year letterman.
Abington Heights coach Joe Repshis on Craig: “Morgan was an all-around athlete who excelled at every position that he played on the football field. As a tight end, he was a devastating run blocker and sure-handed receiver. As a defensive end, he was a physical and athletic edge defender. He played a vital role on special teams as the snapper for extra points and field goals. He was a major factor and contributor in all aspects of the game throughout his entire career.”