Morgan Trent joined the Aaron Kirman Group to build on the team concept that has been an integral part of his personal and professional life. He was born and raised in Southern California and has returned after a very unique journey. Morgan attended and graduated from the University of Michigan on a football scholarship and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009. While living out his dream in the NFL, Morgan's love for real estate led him to earn his real estate license and actively practicing real estate in the off-seasons.
His clients have included executives, professional athletes, entertainers, and personal contacts from his network. Morgan brings a very competitive spirit as well as a wealth of relationships and real estate knowledge to the team and to his clients. The same hard work and dedication that allowed him to accomplish so much in his past, is the same approach he takes every day with his clients. Morgan is a family man and an avid golfer. He is a man of faith and believes in living by the simple phrase, "Love God, Love People."
After committing to the University of Michigan after his freshman year in high school, Morgan enrolled at the university and was redshirted as a freshman. Morgan 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 and University of Texas' Vince Young. Cornerback Ryan Mundy said of Morgan, "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.'"
Morgan came to Michigan as a wide receiver but was moved to the defensive backfield during spring practice in April 2005. Morgan 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."
In the third game of the 2005 season, Morgan snagged his first interception for the Wolverines.
During the 2006 season, Morgan developed a reputation as "a gabby physical corner who likes to boast, among other things, that he is the most fashionable player on the team, not to mention the fastest." Asked about the transition to defense, Morgan said, "I like corner because you're out there on an island. Everybody sees you when you mess up, but everybody sees you when you make a good play too. I really like corners. I didn't think I would, but I really do." Morgan played well for most of the season, as the 2006 Wolverines began the season 10-0.
By 2008, Morgan had gone from learning on the job to being a top cornerback in the country, earning a personal invitation from Deion Sanders to come and workout with him leading up to the NFL Combine.
Following his senior year, Morgan played in the January 2009 East-West Shrine Game as well as the Senior Bowl. In four years playing for Michigan, Morgan played in 48 games, including 41 as a starter. He totaled 149 tackles and 8 interceptions. His 31 total passes defended ranked seventh in Wolverines history.
Morgan Trent was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 6th round of the 2009 NFL Draft and signed with the team in June 2009. During the 2009 NFL season, Morgan appeared in 16 games for the Bengals and had 28 tackles and a sack. 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. The Bengals won the 2009 AFC North Division.
As a second-year player, Morgan earned the starting Nickelback position by intercepting 3 passes in a single game against Philadelphia. He also recovered a Jimmy Clausen fumble in a September 2010 game against Carolina and downed a punt at the Panther’s four-yard line in the same game.
In Morgan’s 3rd year, he started 7 games for the Bengals before being signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Morgan led the Jacksonville Jaguars in interceptions (2) while only appearing in 3 games that season.
Being a businessman and entrepreneur at heart, Morgan decided to follow his heart and focus on his love for real estate, retiring from the NFL in 2012. "I want to be known as a great businessman that happened to also play in the NFL, not the other way around.
Morgan brings a very competitive spirit as well as a wealth of relationships and real estate knowledge to the team and to his clients. The same hard work and dedication that allowed him to accomplish so much in his past, is the same approach he takes every day with his clients.