Morris was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time that season as a kick returner, however he also played running back in the game. Morris won Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII rings in 1972 and 1973, respectively, and was named to the Pro Bowl in both years. He's the only player in NFL history with two consecutive Pro Bowl selections at different positions. The other players so honored are Eric Dickerson, Fred Bouchat, Charles Haley, Mark Robinson, and Shawn Bryson.
In 1974, Mercury Morris became the first player in NFL history to receive votes for the MVP Award. He finished second behind Jerry Rice who had 110 votes. In 1975, Morris led the league in kickoff returns with a 31.4 average and was again voted to the Pro Bowl. That same year, he was also selected to play in his third Super Bowl (Super Bowl IX). In that game, which was held in his home town of San Francisco, Morris had one return for 28 yards. The Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills 34-9.
At the end of his third season with the 49ers, many people were saying that Mercury Morris was the best return man in football. He returned 10 kicks for touchdowns in 12 attempts during that span.
In 1978, Morris signed with the New York Giants. He spent three seasons there before moving on to the Chicago Bears for two more campaigns.
Morris was second in the country in running yards per game in 1993, among other accolades while playing for the Red Raiders. In the 1994 NFL Draft, he was selected 91st overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers (3rd round). He played three seasons with the team, finishing with 34 catches for 438 yards and four touchdowns.
He was released by the Steelers after the 1997 season and finished his career with the San Diego Chargers that same year. He had 25 catches for 268 yards and two scores during his time with San Diego.
In addition to playing football, Morris also competed in the 100 meter dash at the 1995 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships where he reached the semifinals. His time of 10.72 seconds in the event qualified him for the World University Games where he won a silver medal. The event was not held in 1996 due to changes made by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to its rules regarding the maximum length of track events.
After graduating from Texas A&M in 1996 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Morris went on to have a successful career as a professional football player. He started out with the Steelers as a return man but also served as a receiver out of the backfield. He spent three seasons with Pittsburgh before moving on to play for the Chargers.
Morris was taken by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, with the 173rd overall choice. The sixth-round draft selection he received from Washington came via a deal between the Vikings and Donovan McNabb on July 27, 2011.
Alfred Bruce Morris (born December 12, 1988) is an American football running back for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers (NFL). He attended Florida Atlantic University before being taken in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
Alfred Bruce Morris (born December 12, 1988) is a free agent in the National Football League. He attended Florida Atlantic University before being taken in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He has also played for the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.
PFR has player statistics. Alfred Bruce Morris (born December 12, 1988) is a free agent in the National Football League. He attended Florida Atlantic University before being taken in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
He was selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and finished his career with the tenth most receiving yards, including a record six straight seasons with 1,300 yards. He was a consensus All-American in collegiate football at North Carolina State University. The Atlanta Falcons selected Holt with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
He played only eight games in his first season with the Falcons due to a hamstring injury, but still managed to catch 75 passes for 1,054 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2008, Holt became one of only four players (Earl Campbell, Tim Brown, Marvin Harrison) to top 1,000 yards receiving in a single season. He also helped lead the Falcons to their first playoff appearance since 1999. In 2009, Holt started all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the league in receptions with 107. He also had 1,063 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns.
Holt signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2010 and started 13 games before being placed on injured reserve. He returned to action in 2011 and 2012, starting all 16 games for the second year in a row. Holt finished his NFL career with 743 catches for 11,246 yards and 69 touchdowns. He won two Super Bowl rings with the Falcons in 2008 and 2012.
Holt retired from the NFL after three seasons with the Washington Redskins.