The Los Angeles KISS will have a huge void to fill during the off season, as wide receiver Donovan Morgan decided to hang up his cleats after the KISS season ended in August.
Morgan leaves the KISS having made an incalculable impact on the KISS, and the AFL. Morgan was honored with the Commissioner’s Award, which is an award that celebrates the player that has done significant work to grow the game.
Morgan was the main reason why the KISS had their best season in franchise history, and without Morgan, it’s highly unlikely that the KISS would’ve been able to host a playoff game. Morgan has played in every single game that he’s been in a KISS uniform.
He has scored in a touchdown in all but two games that he’s played for the KISS. Morgan was one of the AFL’s top receivers once again last season, as he ranked third in the league in touchdowns (41), and he ranked fifth in receiving yards (1,462).
Morgan posted 100 yards eight different times. He is ranked fifth all-time in touchdowns with 290. He also has the ninth most receptions all-time (907). Morgan holds the LA KISS single-season and career records in all three major receiving categories (receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns).
Morgan has racked up 386 catches for 5,414 yards and 122 touchdowns. He is a special player that the AFL and the KISS will miss deeply. He was one of the few players that could make practically any catch.
Morgan was always a reliable weapon that would always tally at least 100 yards and one touchdown in almost every game he’s played.
Morgan is an LA KISS fan-favorite that tremendously helped grow the AFL in LA. He also helped the AFL make a seamless transition to Los Angeles.
Not only will Morgan be remembered for his exceptional playing ability, but he’ll be remembered for what he did to grow Arena Football and the LA KISS. Morgan is a once-and-a-generation talent that will be extremely difficult for the KISS to replace, not only on the field, but off the field as well.
Morgan has definitely set a fantastic example on how to properly play the game, and most importantly, how to grow the AFL in LA, and frankly all across the United States.