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Max Morris
Date of birth: (1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
Place of birth: Norris City, Illinois
Date of death: January 8, 1998(1998-01-08) (aged 72)
Career information
Position(s): End
College: Northwestern
Organizations
 As player:
1946–1947
1948
Chicago Rockets
Brooklyn Dodgers
Career highlights and awards
Honors: First-team All-American, 1945
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Forward
Personal information
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
CollegeNorthwestern (1944–1946)
Career history
1946–1947Chicago American Gears
1947–1950Sheboygan Red Skins
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus first team All-American (1946)

Glen Max Morris (March 13, 1925 – January 8, 1998) was a professional American football and basketball player. He was a consensus All-American in both sports for Northwestern University and later played professional football for the Chicago Rockets and Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference. He also played in the NBA for the Sheboygan Red Skins.

BiographyEdit

Morris was born in Norris City, Illinois and attended Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort, Illinois where the high school gymnasium is named after Morris.[1] He later attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.

Morris was the last Northwestern athlete to be selected as an first-team All-American in two sports.[2] He was a consensus All-American football player at the end position in 1945.[3] That year, Morris set a Big Ten Conference single-game record with 158 receiving yards in a game against Minnesota.[4]

Morris was also selected as a consensus All-American basketball player at the forward position in 1946.[5] He won the Big Ten Conference basketball individual scoring championship in both 1945 and 1946.[6]

After graduating from Northwestern, Morris played three seasons of professional football in the All-America Football Conference for the Chicago Rockets (1946–1947) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1948). He played in a total of 39 professional football games and had 53 receptions for 677 yards.[7]

Besides playing professional football, Morris played four seasons of professional basketball in the NBL and NBA with the Chicago American Gears and the Sheboygan Red Skins.[8][9]

In 1984, Morris was a charter inductee into the Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.wfschools.org/education/sportszone/sportszone.php?sectionid=423&linkid=nav-menu-container-4-43
  2. "Max Morris profile". Northwestern University Athletics. http://nusports.cstv.com/genrel/morris_max00.html.
  3. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
  4. "Wisconsin". Wisconsin State Journal. 1952-11-28.
  5. NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137. Accessed 2009-11-17. Archived 2009-05-04.
  6. Henry J. McCormick (1960-03-09). "Playing the Game: 22 Years Between Scoring Champions". Wisconsin State Journal.
  7. "Max Morris statistics". databasefootball.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=MORRIMAX01. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  8. Official NBA Encyclopedia. Doubleday, 2000. pg. 659
  9. "Max Morris statistics". basketball-reference.com. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/morrima01.html. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  10. "Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame". Northwestern University Athletics. http://nusports.cstv.com/ot/nw-hall-of-fame.html.

Template:1945 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans Template:1946 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans

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