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Jim Bob Morris
Date of birth: (1961-05-17) May 17, 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth: Burbank, California
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: Kansas State University
Organizations
 As player:
1987, 1985-1984 Green Bay Packers, San Antonio Gunslingers, Memphis Showboats (USFL)
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jim Bob Morris is a former professional American football player who played safety for the Green Bay Packers in 1987–88 and played in the USFL for three years with the San Antonio Gunslingers and Memphis Showboats].

Jim Bob grew up in Virgil Kansas, population 60. He attended Hamilton High where he was All-State in football, basketball and track and holds records for most points scored in a football game of 76 points, scoring (12) touchdowns and (2) extra points, most yards rushed 354, total yards for a game 768. He also holds the team record for most points scored in a basketball game at (48).

He was signed to a basketball scholarship at Coffeyville Jr. College in 1978. During his freshman year at Coffeyville he played football, basketball and track. His freshman year the team record was 10-1 and capped the year as Coca Cola Bowl Champions defeating Iowa Central the number one ranked team in the country by a margin of 38-6. Jim also played guard on the nationally ranked basketball team, playing in the National Championship tournament, and he participated in track winning a spot to attend the Junior College National Track Championship as a trible jumper placing 4th. Jim Bob was selected to the All Jayhawk Juco All Conference Team and was an All-American per the "Grid Wire". He was voted as Student Body President in 1979 and won the Presidents Athlete Award as well.

After the 1979 season, Jim Bob was offered a football scholarship to attend Kansas State University where he was coached by Jim Dickey. Jim Bob was an immediate starter for Kansast State and earned All Big Eight honors as a safety and helped lead Kansas State to their first bowl appearance in the schools history in 1982 at the Independence Bowl versus Wisconsin. He led the team in interceptions in 1981.

After graduation Jim Bob signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. He subsequently played for in the USFL for the San Antonio Gunslingers (1984–86) and the Memphis Showboats (1986). In 1987 he joined the Green Bay Packers and lead the team and league in interception return yardage with 174 yards and was second on the team in sacks. He holds the record for the first-year player interceptions for Green Baby. He joined the Houston Oilers as a free agent in 1989 and officially retired from football in 1990.

Jim Bob is married to his wife Lori and they have four children, Alexandra, Nicholas, James and Ava and the live in Bloomington, Illinois. He is the owner and proprietor of several food packaging and ingredients companies as well as a partner with an arena football team.


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