American Football Database
Rob Morris
No. 94     Indianapolis Colts
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-01-18) January 18, 1975 (age 47)
Place of birth: Nampa, Idaho
High School: Nampa (ID)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
College: Brigham Young
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Debuted in 2000 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Robert Samuel "Rob" Morris (born January 18, 1975) is a former professional football player, a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.[1] He played college football at Brigham Young University and was selected by the Colts in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, the 28th overall pick.

Early years

Morris was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, and graduated from Nampa High School in 1993. He was an all-state fullback for the Bulldogs in football and USA Today All-American, and also lettered in basketball and track. Morris was also an Eagle Scout and was inducted into the NHS hall of fame in 2010.[2]

College career

Morris attended Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, and played college football for the Cougars. Morris was a semi-finalist for the Butkus Award and was named as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press, Sporting News, and The Football News. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications from BYU.[2]

Professional career

In 2000, Morris was selected in the first round (28th overall) of the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, where he spent his entire career. Morris started at middle linebacker for the Colts for the first 5 years of his career, and was the Colts' leading special teams tackler in the 2006 season. Morris also started 9 games for the Colts during the 2006 season, including 3 games in the playoffs and Super Bowl XLI, replacing Gilbert Gardner to improve the Colts' run defense. In 2001, Morris had his best statistical year with 114 total tackles (84 solo) and one sack. Morris was an unrestricted free agent after the 2006 season concluded and was re-signed by Indianapolis on March 5. He injured his left knee in the fourth game of 2007, and had season-ending surgery.[3] He was released after a failed physical on February 27, 2008.[4]


Morris is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His ancestry is partly Icelandic, and he grew up in a Mormon family .[1] He served his LDS mission from 1994 to 1996 in Toronto, Canada, and is married with two children.[2]

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