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#58 Cory Morrissey
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 260
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
High School: Gilbert
Other College: Iowa Western CC
Experience: 3 Letters
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Morrissey Photos
Cory Morrissey
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 03/20/2012

Awards and Honors
Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List (2014)
AFCA All-State Good Works Team (2014)
Third Team All-Big 12- Phil Steele (2014)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention- Coaches (2013, 2014)
Arthur Floyd Scott Award for Best Defensive Lineman (2013, 2014)

2014
Named Third Team All-Big 12 by Phil Steele and was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the Coaches … on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch list and was a member of the AFCA All-State Good Works team … team co-captain … one of four players to start all 12 games … led all ISU down linemen with 51 tackles … led the team in sacks (6.0), TFL (8.5) and quarterback hurries (4) … his six sacks tied for the 10th-best single season total in school history … had a sack in six of 12 games and was credited with a TFL in eight of 12 games … named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa with career highs in solo tackles (6), TFL (3.0) and sacks (2.0) … posted a career-high eight tackles vs. Toledo … forced a fumble, the third of his career, and had a sack vs. Texas Tech … had seven tackles vs. West Virginia … changed his jersey number to No. 58 in honor of Curtis Bray, his former defensive ends coach who passed away in January of 2014 … ended career with 110 tackles, 17.0 TFL, 8.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six quarterback hurries.

2013
Earned the Arthur Floyd Scott Award for ISU’s top defensive lineman … named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the Coaches … started 11 of 12 games at defensive end … led all ISU down linemen with 52 tackles and had two sacks … led the team in fumble recoveries, tying for second in the Big 12 and ranking third nationally with three … second on the team in tackles for loss with 6.5 … had six tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Iowa … notched seven tackles against Kansas … forced a fumble vs. Kansas State … recorded sacks vs. TCU and West Virginia.

2012
Played in nine games ... finished season with seven tackles ... had two tackles for 10 yards in losses, both of which came in season-opening win against Tulsa ... also forced a fumble against the Golden Hurricane ... had two tackles against Western Illinois and Kansas State.

Iowa Western
Played one season for Iowa Western under coach Scott Strohmeier ... earned honorable mention All-Midwest Football Conference honors ... at defensive end, recorded 35 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble for the Reivers.

High School
Played at Gilbert High School for coach Scott Auderer ... 2010 Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association All-Class 2A first-team defense member ... Ames Tribune 2010 Mid-Iowa Football Player of the Year ... as a senior, led the Tigers in tackles with 102, including 18 for loss ... forced two fumbles ... led Gilbert in rushing with 1,137 yards and 11 touchdowns ... as a junior, led Gilbert's defense with 106 tackles, eight for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery ... recorded two tackles for the varsity squad as a sophomore ... also competed in track and field for Gilbert, qualifying for state in the Class 2A shot put at the 2011 Iowa High School State Championships ... also played basketball for the Tigers.

Personal
Born Nov. 9, 1993 ... son of Phil and Beverly Morrissey ... liberal studies major ... an Eagle Scout ... changed his jersey number to 58 in honor of his defensive ends coach at Iowa State Curtis Bray, who passed away in January of 2014.

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