- David Ching, ESPN Staff Writer
ATHENS, Ga. -- Marshall Morgan learned at a young age that place-kickers face a perception problem, but he also discovered a way to help his own cause.
Morgan (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./American Heritage) became more than "just a kicker" as a sophomore when he booted the game-winning field goal against Pembroke Pines Charter, clinching the first-ever district title for his school, Archbishop McCarthy.
"It's definitely a different position. Growing up I didn't really like it, because I'd get so much [of a hard time] like, 'Oh you're not a football player, you're a soccer player,' kind of thing," Morgan said. "But then starting like sophomore year, there was a district game that I made a game-winner against Pines Charter, and then I started getting more respect. Everything's been good since then."
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