By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Donovan Morgan is going home. He’s going to be suiting up for the New Orleans VooDoo at the New Orleans Arena.
In August, Morgan played in the Arena for the ArenaBowl Championship against the Arizona Rattlers for the Philadelphia Soul. The Soul lost to the Rattlers, as Arizona celebrated the win.
Morgan has been traded from the Soul to the VooDoo. In exchange for the star wide receiver, the Soul receive the No. 4 pick in the claim order.
According to the press release, Morgan requested the trade to be closer to his family in New Orleans.
“I enjoyed my time with the Soul and in the great city of Philadelphia,” Morgan said. “I have some family considerations that need my immediate attention and I have asked the team to arrange a trade to my home city of New Orleans so that I can focus my time at home. I am grateful to all the fans and wish the entire Soul organization the best of luck in the future.”
He leaves after two seasons with the Soul in 2011 and 2012. He signed with the team prior to the 2011 season when he joined former Chicago Rush head coach Mike Hohensee and former Rush teammate DeJuan Alfonzo in Philadelphia.
He leaves the Soul with 200 receptions, 2,977 receiving yards, 63 receiving touchdowns, and 65 total touchdowns.
In 2011, he received All-Arena second-team honors with the Soul. He received All-Arena first-team in 2010 with the Tulsa Talons, now the San Antonio Talons.
He was also the AFL Rookie of the Year in 2008 with the Rush.