Many legendary NFL alumni have played at Morgan State University over the years. You can begin the list with Pro Football Hall of Famers Willie Lanier and Rosey Brown.
Another former NFL standout was introduced this week as the new head coach at the historically black school in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tyrone Wheatley, who played 10 seasons (1995-2004) in the League after being a Giants first round draft pick, now has the opportunity to take over his own collegiate program for the first time. He has been a head coach in high school and an assistant coach on the college and NFL level during the last 15 years. He is looking forward to the challenge.
“I consider it a real privilege to lead the young men at Morgan State,” says Wheatley. “They are using football as a vehicle to implement a combination of development, mentorship and productivity beginning on the field and when their playing days are over. I want to help them achieve their goals.”
Wheatly gained more than 6,500 total yards as runner, receiver and kick returner during his NFL career with both Giants and Raiders. As a collegian a quarter-century ago, he was a Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year at the University of Michigan where he also was an All-America hurdler on the track team.
We at NFL Alumni wish our colleague much success at Morgan State which has sent so many quality individuals to our League for more than 50 years.