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Eric Morris
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Morris in 2008 during his time at Texas Tech
Sport(s)American football
Current position
TitleCo-Offensive coordinator/Wide receivers coach
TeamTexas Tech
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Biographical details
Born (1985-10-26) October 26, 1985 (age 34)
Littlefield, Texas
Alma materTexas Tech University
Playing career
2004-2008
2009-2010
Texas Tech
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position(s)Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010-2011
2012
2013
Houston (assistant)
Washington State(WRs)
Texas Tech(Co-OC/WRs)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
2007 Academic All-Big 12
All-Big 12 Second Team

Eric Morris (born October 26, 1985 in Littlefield, Texas), also known as The Elf, is an American football coach. He is currently the co-offensive coordinator at Texas Tech along with Sonny Cumbie.

Early lifeEdit

Morris was born in Littlefield, Texas. He attended Shallowater High School in Shallowater, Texas and played football at the wide receiver and quarterback positions. Shallowater won the Division 4-2A title during his senior season. Morris's father Ray coached basketball at the school.[1]

College careerEdit

He played college football at the wide receiver position for the Texas Tech Red Raiders under Mike Leach for the 2004-08 seasons. Known for being small and elusive, Morris earned the nickname of "The Elf" during his college playing career.[1] Morris was named to the first-team Academic All-Big 12 in 2007 and was second-team All-Big 12 for punt returning.

Professional careerEdit

Morris was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a street free agent in 2009. He was released in 2010.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2010, Morris accepted a position as a graduate assistant for the Houston Cougars, a position at which he remained for two years.[3] In 2011, Morris accepted the position of wide receivers coach at Washington State under his former college coach Mike Leach. Following the conclusion of the 2012 season, Morris accepted the position of co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach at his alma mater Texas Tech under head coach Kliff Kingsbury.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 [www.texastech.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/morris_eric00.html "Eric Morris Profile"]. Texas Tech University. www.texastech.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/morris_eric00.html. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. Graham, Mike. "Texas Tech exes Graham Harrell, Eric Morris released by Saskatchewan". http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2010/04/texas-tech-exes-graham-harrell-eric-morr.html/. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. "Eric Morris Profile". University of Houston. http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/morris_eric00.html. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. Floyd, Brian. "Eric Morris joining Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech". CougCenter. http://www.cougcenter.com/2012/12/14/3767040/eric-morris-kliff-kingsbury-texas-tech-football. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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