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Full Name: Samuel Morris Primary Position: RB
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/225 College: Texas Technical University
Birthdate: March 23, 1977 High School: John Jay (San Antonio, TX)
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Pro Experience: 7 years


Biography

Sammy Morris (born March 23, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football running back who currently plays for the New England Patriots. He previously played for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, and collegiately at Texas Tech.

Professional career

Morris was drafted in the fifth-round (156th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2000 NFL Draft. During his stint with the Bills, Morris was a backup to the likes of Antowain Smith and Travis Henry. He used his natural physical ability to excel on special teams and played a vital role in the Bills special teams during his tenure there. He was also a third-down back and excelled in pass protection.

Morris signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins in 2004, and though he was expected to be a fullback he ended up being the team's leading rusher following the abrupt retirement of Ricky Williams. He backed up rookie running back Ronnie Brown in 2005.

On September 1, 2006 Morris was suspended for the first four games of the regular season. He violated the league's steroid policy, stemming from him taking a banned substance, pseudoephedrine, in the over-the-counter medicine Sudafed. Upon his return, he resumed his role as the team's top backup running back.

On March 3, 2007 the New England Patriots signed Morris to a four-year, $7 million contract. He is expected to backup starting running back Laurence Maroney as well as contribute on special teams, where he excelled with the Dolphins.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
2000 BUF NFL 12 93 341 3.7 5 32t
2001 BUF NFL 16 20 72 3.6 0 10
2002 BUF NFL 16 2 5 2.5 0 5
2003 BUF NFL 9 19 70 3.7 1 12
2004 MIA NFL 13 132 523 4 6 35t
2005 MIA NFL 16 16 58 3.6 1 9t
2006 MIA NFL 12 92 400 4.3 1 55
7 year NFL career 94 374 1469 3.9 14 0

Receiving Stats

year team league games REC YDS AVG TD LNG
2000 BUF NFL 12 37 268 7.2 1 24
2001 BUF NFL 16 7 36 5.1 0 11
2002 BUF NFL 16 3 48 16 0 18
2003 BUF NFL 9 14 100 7.1 0 24
2004 MIA NFL 13 22 124 5.6 0 24
2005 MIA NFL 16 8 54 6.8 0 18
2006 MIA NFL 12 21 162 7.7 0 44
7 year NFL career 94 112 792 7.1 1 0

Kick Return Stats

year team league games RET YDS AVG LNG TD
2000 BUF NFL 12 1 17 17 17 0
2001 BUF NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2002 BUF NFL 16 1 0 0 0 0
2003 BUF NFL 9 6 146 24.3 52 0
2004 MIA NFL 13 1 27 27 27 0
2005 MIA NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2006 MIA NFL 12 0 0 0 0 0
7 year NFL career 94 9 190 21.1 0 0

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
2000 BUF NFL 12 2 1 0 0 0
2001 BUF NFL 16 1 1 0 0 0
2002 BUF NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BUF NFL 9 0 0 0 0 0
2004 MIA NFL 13 1 0 0 0 0
2005 MIA NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2006 MIA NFL 12 4 0 0 0 0
7 year NFL career 94 8 2 0 0 0

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