IOWA CITY, Iowa — Stanley Morgan admits his receiving records at Nebraska may not collect any dust.

But there's something that no Husker going forward will be able to take away from the Nebraska senior wide receiver.

Morgan was the first.

Playing in his final collegiate game, Morgan became the first Husker to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He finished with seven catches for 81 yards Friday in a 31-28 loss to Iowa.

The New Orleans native said he could tell he was getting close to the milestone in the second half. He came in needing 77 yards to pass the 1,000-yard milestone.

"I kind of teared up on the field," Morgan said. "I've never been the first ever to do I don't think a lot of things, because I'm a junior, my dad's a senior, so I (was) never going to be the first Stanley Morgan.

"It's a blessing. It's overwhelming and I'm very proud of it."

Morgan actually set three records Friday.

* He, of course, set the single-season receiving yards mark with 1,004, breaking his mark of 986 set in 2017.

* His career yardage in receiving yards is 2,747, surpassing Kenny Bell (2,689).

* He caught a pass in 38 straight games, setting a school record. Johnny Rodgers caught a pass in 37 consecutive games.

"Stanley is one of those special guys I hope I keep in touch with the rest of my life," Nebraska coach Scott Frost said. "He’s a warrior, he’s always ready to compete. I talk to guys about being the type of guy that you have cleats and a ball and hoop shoes and golf clubs in the back of your car just in case any kind of game breaks out, Stan’s going to be ready to play. He’s going to fight to the end with you."

Morgan reached the 1,000-yard milestone on a 13-yard reception from Adrian Martinez on Nebraska's game-tying drive in the fourth quarter. 

Morgan's final catch, the 189th of career and also a school record, went for 3 yards and set up Martinez's 3-yard touchdown run.

"He's a baller," senior running back Devine Ozigbo said. "Stan comes to play every day. I've never seen him not ready. And that's one thing I admire about Stan. He's never lacking."

Morgan thinks he has a good idea on how long his marks will stand. He said he was talking to sophomore receiver JD Spielman about it Friday.

"I told him I was kind of glad to be the first for the thousand, because he's going to break (it) … come on, now," Morgan said. "I get to hold these for a year and I (was) first to get it, so I've always got that on him."

Morgan had 25 receptions as a freshman, 33 as a sophomore and 61 as a junior, so he's always been a consistent performer in Husker red. But he blossomed in Frost's offense, finishing with 70 catches and seven touchdowns as a senior.

Morgan pointed to the attention to detail and schemes behind his ability to produce.

"We scheme so good, (they coaches) know exactly where they want to go with the ball, and they know exactly what they want to do with it."

Which is probably why Morgan expects to see a player or two pass him on the charts in the coming seasons.

"These records (are) about to be blown off the roof," he said. "It's cool."

Morgan's consistency was a big part of Nebraska's offense this year. He caught five or more passes in eight games, and of his 70 receptions, 39 came in the final six games.

"He's been a real leader for us and he'll definitely be missed," Martinez said.

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