Morris in 2017
|Date of birth:May 29, 1985|
|Place of birth: Orlando, Florida|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Arkansas Twisters (2009)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Comp. / Att.||1,145 / 1,834|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Bernard Raphael Morris (born May 29, 1985) is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He was signed as a street free agent by the Arkansas Twisters in 2009. He played college football for the Marshall Thundering Herd.
Morris was born on May 29, 1985 in Orlando, Florida to Marcia Morris. He played high school football, basketball and baseball at Jones High School in Orlando. In basketball, he averaged nine points per game and 10 rebounds per game. While in football he ended up being named the offensive player of the year after throwing for 1,179 yards with 14 touchdowns in his senior year.
College career statistics
|NCAA Career Totals||253||803||5,616||60.1||31||28||124.7||292||1,089||3.7||10|
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in||223 lb||4.68 s||1.68 s||2.81 s||24½ in||9 ft 1 in||18 reps|
Morris was assigned to the Arkansas Twisters on December 15, 2008 along with ex-Florida State quarterback, Xavier Lee. In the first round of the 2009 af2 season playoffs, Morris fumbled against the Boise Burn which was returned 32 yards for a touchdown. Arkansas ended up losing the game, 77–36.
Bernard Morris signed with the expansion Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League on September 27, 2010. He made his starting debut March 11, 2011 against the Philadelphia Soul. He was placed on injured reserve March 20 with a sore arm.
On March 23, 2012, Morris re-signed with the Sharks for the 2012 AFL season.
On October 14, 2016, Morris's rights were acquired by the Washington Valor during the dispersal draft. He was placed on refused to report on March 15, 2017 and activated from refused to report on March 21, 2017.
Morris signed with the Monterrey Steel on May 24, 2017. He played in 4 games for the Steel, completing 51 of 79 passes for 607 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. He also rushed for 88 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Stats from ArenaFan:
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- "Bernard Morris". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140804102548/http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/bernard-morris-1.html. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "Bernard Morris". nfldraftscout.com. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=11286&draftyear=2008&genpos=QB. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- Harris, Jim (December 15, 2008). "Arena Football's Suspension Won't Affect Twisters, President Says". ArkansasSports360.com. http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/sports_article.asp?aID=110886.48511.123005. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
- Wayne, Jeremy (August 1, 2009). "Burn Torch Twisters In First Round Playoff". KMVT.com. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120229135055/http://www.kmvt.com/sports/52275897.html. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
- "Sharks Bolster Roster With NFL Talent". oursportscentral.com. January 6, 2010. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3948239. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
- "Sharks Assigned Three from 2012 Squad". Arena Football League. October 24, 2012. http://www.arenafootball.com/news/sharks-assigned-three-2012-squad. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- Gower, Jimmy (October 12, 2016). "Bernard Morris Announces Retirement". insidethearena.org. https://insidethearena.org/2016/10/12/bernard-morris-announces-retirement/. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
- "AFL Holds Dispersal Draft". arenafootball.com. October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161015213835/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/spec-rel/101416aab.html. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
- "Transactions". afldigital.com. http://www.afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=transactions. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
- "Bernard Morris Signs with Monterrey Steel". nationalarenaleague.com. http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/news-m/262-bernard-morris-signs-with-monterrey-steel.html. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
- "Monterrey Steel". thestatguys.com. http://www.thestatguys.com/NAL/2017/MTY.HTM. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
- "Bernard Morris". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/11023/. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
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