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{{short description|American football cornerback}}
 
 
{{Infobox NFL player
 
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|caption=Trent at Bengals training camp in 2011.
 
|caption=Trent at Bengals training camp in 2011.
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|birth_date={{birth date and age|1985|12|14}}
 
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|birth_place=[[San Diego, California]]
 
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|college=[[Michigan Wolverines football|Michigan]]
 
|college=[[Michigan Wolverines football|Michigan]]
 
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* [[Cincinnati Bengals]] ({{NFL Year|2009}}–{{NFL Year|2011}})
 
* [[Cincinnati Bengals]] ({{NFL Year|2009}}–{{NFL Year|2011}})
 
* [[Indianapolis Colts]] ({{NFL Year|2011}})
 
* [[Indianapolis Colts]] ({{NFL Year|2011}})
 
* [[Jacksonville Jaguars]] ({{NFL Year|2011}}–{{NFL Year|2012}})
 
* [[Jacksonville Jaguars]] ({{NFL Year|2011}}–{{NFL Year|2012}})
 
* [[Washington Redskins]] ({{NFL Year|2012}})*
 
* [[Washington Redskins]] ({{NFL Year|2012}})*
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'''Morgan Trent''' (born December 14, 1985) is a former [[American football]] [[cornerback]] in the [[National Football League]] (NFL). He played [[college football]] for the [[University of Michigan]] from 2005 to 2008. He was drafted by the [[Cincinnati Bengals]] in the sixth round of the [[2009 NFL Draft]]. He was also a member of the [[Indianapolis Colts]], [[Jacksonville Jaguars]], and [[Washington Redskins]].
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'''Morgan Trent''' (born December 14, 1985) was an [[American football]] [[cornerback]] in the [[National Football League]] (NFL), who is currently a [[free agent]]. He played [[college football]] for the [[University of Michigan]] from 2005 to 2008. He was drafted by the [[Cincinnati Bengals]] in the sixth round of the [[2009 NFL Draft]].
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He has also been a member of the [[Indianapolis Colts]], [[Jacksonville Jaguars]], and [[Washington Redskins]].
   
 
==Early years==
 
==Early years==
Trent was born in [[San Diego, California]], but moved with his family to [[Brighton, Michigan]].<ref>{{cite news|author=Mark Snyder|title=U-M DB Morgan Trent and mom Tina: Wolverine wins World's Best Son title|newspaper=Detroit Free Press|date=May 11, 2008|url=http://www.freep.com/article/20080511/SPORTS06/805110609/U-M-DB-Morgan-Trent-and-mom-Tina--Wolverine-wins-World/-s-Best-Son-title}}</ref> His mother, Tina Trent, was a diver at the [[University of Nebraska]].<ref name=MS/> And his father, Philip Trent, played cornerback at Nebraska.<ref name=AC/> Trent attended [[St. Mary's Preparatory|Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School]] in [[Orchard Lake Village, Michigan]]. Trent set a school record with 23 interceptions and also caught 84 passes on offense for 1,533 yards and 16 touchdowns.<ref name=NFL>{{cite web|title=Morgan Trent profile|publisher=Cincinnati Bengals|url=http://www.bengals.com/team/roster/morgan-trent/7ad33623-a4fd-4584-9e90-cab2c6ca5876/|accessdate=October 3, 2010}}</ref>
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Trent was born in [[San Diego, California]], but moved with his family to [[Brighton, Michigan]].<ref>{{cite news|author=Mark Snyder|title=U-M DB Morgan Trent and mom Tina: Wolverine wins World's Best Son title|newspaper=Detroit Free Press|date=May 11, 2008|url=http://www.freep.com/article/20080511/SPORTS06/805110609/U-M-DB-Morgan-Trent-and-mom-Tina--Wolverine-wins-World/-s-Best-Son-title}}</ref> His mother, Tina Trent, was a diver at the [[University of Nebraska]].<ref name=MS/> And his father, Philip Trent, played cornerback at Nebraska.<ref name=AC/> Trent attended [[St. Mary's Preparatory|Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School]] in [[Orchard Lake Village, Michigan]]. Trent set a school record with 23 interceptions and also caught 84 passes on offense for 1,533 yards and 16 touchdowns.<ref name=NFL>{{cite web|title=Morgan Trent profile|publisher=Cincinnati Bengals|url=http://www.bengals.com/team/roster/morgan-trent/7ad33623-a4fd-4584-9e90-cab2c6ca5876/|accessdate=October 3, 2010}}</ref>
   
 
==College career==
 
==College career==
 
Trent enrolled at the [[University of Michigan]] and was redshirted as a freshman. Trent played for the scout squad in 2004 and was assigned to play the role of the opponents' speediest players, including Ohio State's [[Ted Ginn, Jr.|Ted Ginn]] and Texas' [[Vince Young]]. Cornerback [[Ryan Mundy]] said of Trent, "His freshman year, it was Ohio State week, and he was playing Teddy Ginn. He would get a reverse, blaze around the corner, and I said, 'This dude is fast.'"<ref name=MS>{{cite news|author=Mark Snyder|title=Michigan's Trent knows how to dress for success|newspaper=Knight Ridder Tribune News Service|date=September 20, 2006}}</ref>
 
Trent enrolled at the [[University of Michigan]] and was redshirted as a freshman. Trent played for the scout squad in 2004 and was assigned to play the role of the opponents' speediest players, including Ohio State's [[Ted Ginn, Jr.|Ted Ginn]] and Texas' [[Vince Young]]. Cornerback [[Ryan Mundy]] said of Trent, "His freshman year, it was Ohio State week, and he was playing Teddy Ginn. He would get a reverse, blaze around the corner, and I said, 'This dude is fast.'"<ref name=MS>{{cite news|author=Mark Snyder|title=Michigan's Trent knows how to dress for success|newspaper=Knight Ridder Tribune News Service|date=September 20, 2006}}</ref>
   
Trent came to Michigan as a wide receiver, but was moved to the defensive backfield during spring practice in April 2005. Trent noted, "Coach Carr thought it would be a good fit for me. So we went through the spring, and it went pretty smooth. So we decided to do the switch."<ref name=MD>{{cite news|author=Matt Venegoni|title=Switch doesn't slow down speedy Trent|publisher=The Michigan Daily|date=September 21, 2005|url=https://www.michigandaily.com/content/switch-doesnt-slow-down-speedy-trent}}</ref>
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Trent came to Michigan as a wide receiver, but was moved to the defensive backfield during spring practice in April 2005. Trent noted, "Coach Carr thought it would be a good fit for me. So we went through the spring, and it went pretty smooth. So we decided to do the switch."<ref name=MD>{{cite news|author=Matt Venegoni|title=Switch doesn't slow down speedy Trent|publisher=The Michigan Daily|date=September 21, 2005|url=https://www.michigandaily.com/content/switch-doesnt-slow-down-speedy-trent}}</ref>
   
 
In the third game of the 2005 season, Trent snagged his first interception for the Wolverines.<ref name=MD/>
 
In the third game of the 2005 season, Trent snagged his first interception for the Wolverines.<ref name=MD/>
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In 2007, Trent told reporters he had tried to grow from the criticism he received in 2006: "It makes you so strong when you go through it. It's not fun during it, while it goes, but it's worth it. You have to be thick-skinned about it, and it really has helped me grow as a player and as a person."<ref name=Crit>{{cite news|author=Angelique S. Chengelis|title=CB Trent takes criticism to heart; Senior becomes leader in the secondary for Wolverines after his rough finish last season|newspaper=The Detroit News|date=October 13, 2007}}</ref>
 
In 2007, Trent told reporters he had tried to grow from the criticism he received in 2006: "It makes you so strong when you go through it. It's not fun during it, while it goes, but it's worth it. You have to be thick-skinned about it, and it really has helped me grow as a player and as a person."<ref name=Crit>{{cite news|author=Angelique S. Chengelis|title=CB Trent takes criticism to heart; Senior becomes leader in the secondary for Wolverines after his rough finish last season|newspaper=The Detroit News|date=October 13, 2007}}</ref>
   
By 2008, Trent had gone "from being picked on to being a top cornerback."<ref name=Top/> Before the 2008 season started, Trent noted, "It's been crazy, it's been a wild ride for me, you know, up and down. I think I've earned my spot for now so I'm just looking forward to keeping it and having a great year."<ref name=Top>{{cite news|title=Morgan Trent: On Terrance Taylor's lack of playing time, the QB race and no free weights|publisher=McClatchy-Tribune Business News|date=April 16, 2008}}</ref>
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By 2008, Trent had gone "from being picked on to being a top cornerback."<ref name=Top/> Before the 2008 season started, Trent noted, "It's been crazy, it's been a wild ride for me, you know, up and down. I think I've earned my spot for now so I'm just looking forward to keeping it and having a great year."<ref name=Top>{{cite news|title=Morgan Trent: On Terrance Taylor's lack of playing time, the QB race and no free weights|publisher=McClatchy-Tribune Business News|date=April 16, 2008}}</ref>
   
 
Following his senior year, Trent played in the January 2009 [[East-West Shrine Game]]. In four years playing for Michigan, Trent played in 48 games, including 41 as a starter. He totaled 149 tackles and 8 interceptions. His total of 31 total passes defensed ranked seventh in Wolverines history.<ref name=NFL/>
 
Following his senior year, Trent played in the January 2009 [[East-West Shrine Game]]. In four years playing for Michigan, Trent played in 48 games, including 41 as a starter. He totaled 149 tackles and 8 interceptions. His total of 31 total passes defensed ranked seventh in Wolverines history.<ref name=NFL/>
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===Cincinnati Bengals===
 
===Cincinnati Bengals===
Trent was drafted by the [[Cincinnati Bengals]] in the 6th round of the [[2009 NFL Draft]] and signed with the team in June 2009.<ref>{{cite news|author=Joe Reedy|title=Bengals agree to terms with Trent|newspaper=Cincinnati Enquirer|date=June 17, 2009|url=https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/enquirer/access/1748856461.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jun+17,+2009&author=Joe+Reedy&pub=Cincinnati+Enquirer&desc=Bengals+agree+to+terms+with+Trent&pqatl=google}}</ref> During the 2009 NFL season, Trent appeared in 16 games for the Bengals and had 28 tackles and a sack.<ref name=NFL/><ref>{{cite web|title=Morgan Trent|publisher=pro-football-reference.com|url=https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/T/TrenMo99.htm}}</ref> In November 2009, he deflected a [[Ben Roethlisberger]] pass that was then intercepted and returned 26 yards to Pittsburgh's 14-yard line, setting up a game-tying field goal.<ref name=NFL/>
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Trent was drafted by the [[Cincinnati Bengals]] in the 6th round of the [[2009 NFL Draft]] and signed with the team in June 2009.<ref>{{cite news|author=Joe Reedy|title=Bengals agree to terms with Trent|newspaper=Cincinnati Enquirer|date=June 17, 2009|url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/enquirer/access/1748856461.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jun+17,+2009&author=Joe+Reedy&pub=Cincinnati+Enquirer&desc=Bengals+agree+to+terms+with+Trent&pqatl=google}}</ref> During the 2009 NFL season, Trent appeared in 16 games for the Bengals and had 28 tackles and a sack.<ref name=NFL/><ref>{{cite web|title=Morgan Trent|publisher=pro-football-reference.com|url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/T/TrenMo99.htm}}</ref> In November 2009, he deflected a [[Ben Roethlisberger]] pass that was then intercepted and returned 26 yards to Pittsburgh's 14-yard line, setting up a game-tying field goal.<ref name=NFL/>
   
 
As a second-year player, Trent had 3 interceptions in a pre-season game against Philadelphia.<ref name=NFL/> He also recovered a [[Jimmy Clausen]] fumble in a September 2010 game against Carolina; he also downed a punt at Panthers four-yard line in the same game.<ref name=NFL/> Trent was released on November 2, 2011.
 
As a second-year player, Trent had 3 interceptions in a pre-season game against Philadelphia.<ref name=NFL/> He also recovered a [[Jimmy Clausen]] fumble in a September 2010 game against Carolina; he also downed a punt at Panthers four-yard line in the same game.<ref name=NFL/> Trent was released on November 2, 2011.
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===Washington Redskins===
 
===Washington Redskins===
Trent was claimed off waivers by the [[Washington Redskins]] on June 2, 2012.<ref>{{cite news|work=WashingtonPost.com| url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/redskins-add-cb-morgan-trent-to-the-mix/2012/06/02/gJQANub48U_blog.html| title=Redskins add CB Morgan Trent to the mix; release Leigh Torrence |last=Jones|first=Mike|date=June 2, 2012|accessdate=2012-06-03}}</ref> On August 27, he was waived with an injury settlement.<ref>{{cite news|work=WashingtonTimes.com|url=http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/redskins-watch/2012/aug/27/redskins-roster-moves-include-jammal-brown-reserve/|title=Redskins roster moves include Jammal Brown to reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list|last=Campbell|first=Rich|date=August 27, 2012|accessdate=2012-08-27|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20130810041533/http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/redskins-watch/2012/aug/27/redskins-roster-moves-include-jammal-brown-reserve/|archivedate=August 10, 2013|df=}}</ref>
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Trent was claimed off waivers by the [[Washington Redskins]] on June 2, 2012.<ref>{{cite news|work=WashingtonPost.com| url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/redskins-add-cb-morgan-trent-to-the-mix/2012/06/02/gJQANub48U_blog.html| title=Redskins add CB Morgan Trent to the mix; release Leigh Torrence |last=Jones|first=Mike|date=June 2, 2012|accessdate=2012-06-03}}</ref> On August 27, he was waived with an injury settlement.<ref>{{cite news|work=WashingtonTimes.com|url=http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/redskins-watch/2012/aug/27/redskins-roster-moves-include-jammal-brown-reserve/|title=Redskins roster moves include Jammal Brown to reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list|last=Campbell|first=Rich|date=August 27, 2012|accessdate=2012-08-27}}</ref>
   
 
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| NAME = Trent, Morgan
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American football player
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| DATE OF BIRTH = December 14, 1985
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| PLACE OF BIRTH = San Diego, California
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[[Category:1985 births]]
 
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[[Category:Jacksonville Jaguars players]]
 
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