Alfred Morris (American football)
Alfred Bruce Morris is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida Atlantic and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Morris has also previously played for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Arizona Cardinals.
About Alfred Morris (American football) in brief
Alfred Bruce Morris is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida Atlantic and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Morris has also previously played for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Arizona Cardinals. Morris was a letterman in football, basketball, and track at Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida. In football, he rushed for 1,049 yards with 17 touchdowns and added 147 tackles and five interceptions on defense as a senior. In track, Morris was one of the state’s top performers in the jumping events. Morris started two out of four of the Redskins’ preseason games, where he emerged as a dark horse in the running back competition with Evan Royster, Tim Hightower, and Helu Helu. In his first start for the 2012 season, Morris rushed for his first and first career touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also scored 11 touchdowns with a career long run of 48 yards. Morris also played in the PSA All-Star Game and was named the student-athlete of the month for Pine Forest. He was named North West Florida MVP, first-team All-State and was a game MVP. Morris and Trent Richardson met again in their rookie seasons as the Redskins would travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns. The Redskins selected him with the 173rd overall pick by the Redskins with the July 27, 2011, pick from the Vikings for Donovan McNabb.
The Washington Redskins signed Morris to a four-year, USD 154 million contract with a USD,000 signing bonus on May 6, 2012. He started the season against the Buccaneers with the rest of the team’s starters. Morris sat out the final 53-man roster for the start of the last preseason game against Tampa Bay. He then made his NFL debut against the Bengals on September 14, 2012, and rushed for a season-high 50 yards. He has also played for the 49ers and the Cowboys. Morris is a member of the Florida A&M football team. He is also a part of the FHSAA 1A-2A Outdoor State Finals. He earned a tenth-place finish in the triple jump event, after clearing a career-best mark of 13.40 meters in the outdoor State Finals, after getting a PR of 6.48 meters. In the 2011 season, he had 1,186 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 139 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown. Morris ran the ball 227 times while gaining 928 yards averaging 4. 1 yards-per-carry in the 2010 season, and also scored a rushing touchdown seven times that season. He had 198 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns against UAB in the penultimate game of the season. Morris played in his first game for the Redskins against the Browns on September 26, 2012 and had 14 carries for 16 yards against the Florida Gators.