2016 NFL DRAFT

Alfred Morris, RB

School: Florida Atlantic  |  Conference: BELT
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 219 lbs.
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04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 6/173 -- Alfred Morris, RB, 5-10, 219, Florida Atlantic...After rushing for 3,506 yards and 27 touchdowns the past three seasons, Morris figures to get a shot to back up third-year man Darrel Young at fullback. - The Sports Xchange

03/19/2012 - Alfred Morris plans to take one more shot at proving to scouts that he is as fast as he says he is. Morris, who a month ago didn't plan to run the 40-yard dash as part of today's Pro Day at FAU, has decided it is in his best interest to run. FAU's all-time leading rusher, Morris hoped to run a 4.5 at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, but instead raced to the line with a time in the 4.65 range. "I know I'm faster than the time I posted at the Combine," Morris said. "I still don't think I have anything to prove, but I came (to Boca Raton) ready to go out there and run - to do what I know I can do." Morris said he has spent the past couple weeks tying to improve the way he starts. "At the combine I didn't feel as explosive as I did when I was training," he said. - Chuck King, FAU Owl Access

03/19/2012 - Nine FAU players took part in the Owls' Pro Day on Monday hoping it was not the last time they will be working out for pro scouts. After putting up a 4.65 on the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, running back Alfred Morris opted to run the 40-yard dash at Pro Day after initially deciding against it. Though his 4.62 and 4.63 fell short of the 4.5 he was aiming for, Morris was glad that he decided to run and was pleased with his improvement. "It definitely wasn't (what I was hoping for)," Morris said. "But it still was good - getting better. Any improvement is a good improvement. I'm not hanging my head about it. It's where they wanted it to be, so that's fine with me." Scouts from seven NFL teams and one CFL team were there for players other than Morris. Some of those players may have seen their stock rise. One of those players was safety Marcus Bartels, the lone defensive back at Pro Day, who was itching for the opportunity to workout for the scouts. "With me it wasn't just one goal," he said. "I had to prove everything. I had to prove I could best 225, prove I could run fast in the 40, do the shuttle. It was everything to me. I did the best I could, I think I put up some good times so we'll see what happens." - Alyssa Barbieri, FAU Owl Access

02/23/2012 - Morris had been training for the Combine at IMG in Bradenton, but headed to his hometown of Pensacola on Wednesday in preparation for catching a scheduled flight to Indianapolis on Thursday. Combine activities begin in earnest on Friday, but the test everyone is anxiously awaiting will come on Sunday when Morris runs the 40-yard dash. He's expecting to run a 4.5 or better, which would be a significant improvement from the 4.77 he ran at FAU''s junior day while still recovering from a back strain. "I know I'm fast enough to get it," Morris said. Following the combine, Morris is still planning to participate in FAU's Pro Day, scheduled for March 19. At FAU, though, he only intends to participate in the position drills only. "My plan is to go through every drill in Indianapolis so I don't have to do it at Pro Day," Morris said. - Chuck King, FAU Owl Access

01/06/2012 - Florida Atlantic University's all-time leading rusher, Alfred Morris, has accepted an invite to attend the NFL's annual scouting combine, beginning Wednesday, February 22 through Tuesday, February 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. "It's an honor to be invited and I hope to make the best of this opportunity," said Morris on Thursday. Morris finished his career atop the Owls' record books in rushing yards (3,529), rushing touchdowns (27), total touchdowns (31) and all-purpose yards (3,843). Following the season, he was named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference. He also has been selected to play in the Battle of Florida All-Star Game, scheduled for Saturday, January 21, at FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The 5-11, 222-pound Pensacola native is the fifth player in FAU history to be invited to the prestigious pre-draft event. Following last season, three Owls received the honor: tight end Rob Housler, who was selected in the third round of the ensuing NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals, as well as wide receiver Lester Jean and quarterback Jeff Van Camp. In 2005, former FAU quarterback Jared Allen was the first Owl to receive an invitation. - FAU football

12/19/2011 - 2011 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM: Alfred Morris (Florida Atlantic, Sr., RB), has been selected All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season. Morris ended his four-year career a top the FAU all-time record book for total career yards rushed (3,529), rushing attempts (733), rushing TDs (27), rushing yards per game (75.1), and all-purpose yards (3,843). The four-year letterman is listed third in yards per carry (4.81), and total points (186) behind two kickers. He finished fourth in total offense (3,529) behind three quarterbacks and TD's responsible for (31) also behind three quarterbacks. Morris was the 2009 SBS rushing leader and completed both 2010 and 2011 second among SBC rushers. Morris closed out his final campaign with 1,186 yards, an average of 5.0 yards per carry. He became the first running back in Howard Schnellenberger's 27 years as a head coach to post two seasons with 1,000 yards. - FAU football

11/26/2011 - Alfred Morris scored a career-high four touchdowns and Treon Howard returned an interception for a touchdown as Florida Atlantic beat Alabama-Birmingham 38-35 on Saturday night for the Owls' first win of the season. Florida Atlantic (1-10) snapped a 13-game losing streak dating back to last season and was the only remaining winless team in major college football. Owls coach Howard Schnellenberger, who announced in August that he is retiring at the end of this season, also avoided his first winless campaign. Florida Atlantic has one final game against Louisiana-Monroe on Dec. 3. Morris rushed for 198 yards on 38 carries in his fifth straight 100-yard game. Quarterback Graham Wilbert was 16 for 25 for 181 yards for Florida Atlantic. Jonathan Perry was 17 for 26 for 190 yards and two touchdowns for the Blazers (3-9) and also ran for a score. - AP Sports

09/23/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Senior RB Alfred Morris, who rushed for 2,320 yards the last two years combined, has netted only 37 yards rushing the first two games. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: FAU at Michigan State, Sept. 10 The two teams played in Detroit last year in a game that was originally scheduled to be played in the Owls' new on-campus stadium. The Owls got to wear their home uniforms and the Spartans were dressed in their road whites. Attendance was announced at 36,124. KEYS TO THE GAME: Generate some offense. The Owls figured to take a while to get their passing game going with a new starter at quarterback, but the running game (30 net yards) was a major disappointment. Michigan State held Youngstown State to 128 yards rushing in winning its opener 28-6. PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Alfred Morris needs to bounce back after netting only 16 yards on 14 carries at Florida. He rushed for 928 yards last year and had 1,392 the year before as a sophomore. - The Sports Xchange

09/03/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Alfred Morris is the Owls' one proven threat on offense. He has rushed for 2,320 yards in the last two years, coming up 72 yards short in 2010 of becoming the first Owl to put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. - The Sports Xchange

08/29/2011 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: RB Alfred Morris is FAU's second-leading all-time rusher and was just 72 yards short of registering back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons when he settled for 928 yards in 2010. He ran for 1,392 in a breakout season in 2009 after logging just seven carries as a redshirt freshman in 2009. With the questions the Owls have elsewhere on offense, Morris is going to have to carry a big load in 2011. - The Sports Xchange

07/19/2011 - 2011 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Alfred Morris (Sr.), Florida Atlantic, has been named one of 52 running backs selected to the 2011 Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college running back. Morris led the Sun Belt Conference in rushing in 2009 with 1,392 yards. He returned for his junior campaign to run behind five new starting offensive linemen and was 72-yards shy of becoming the program's first player to have back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons. He will have the opportunity in 2011 to become the first FAU player to have two seasons with 1,000 yards. - Florida Atlantic football

06/24/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: RB Alfred Morris - The single-season rushing record at Florida Atlantic could be in Morris' sights, assuming the offensive line has improved over its mediocre performance in 2010. Opponents will be keying especially on the run since the Owls will be breaking in a new quarterback. - The Sports Xchange

 
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04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 6/173 -- Alfred Morris, RB, 5-10, 219, Florida Atlantic...After rushing for 3,506 yards and 27 touchdowns the past three seasons, Morris figures to get a shot to back up third-year man Darrel Young at fullback. - The Sports Xchange

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