Stephen Morris
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Morris with the Miami Hurricanes in 2012
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1992-08-27) August 27, 1992 (age 28)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Monsignor Edward Pace
(Miami Gardens, Florida)
College:Miami
Undrafted:2014
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2014)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Stephen Morris (born August 27, 1992) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Miami, and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Morris has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, and Orlando Apollos.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Morris attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, Florida. During his career he completed 240 of 404 passes for 3,536 yards.

College career[edit | edit source]

As a true freshman in 2010, Morris appeared in six games with four starts. He finished the season completing 82 of 153 passes for 1,240 yards with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. As a sophomore in 2011, he appeared in five games with one start. He completed 26 of 37 passes for 283 yards with two interceptions. As a junior in 2012, he entered the season as the starting quarterback and started all 12 of the Hurricanes games.[1] On September 29, 2012, in a game against NC State, he set the ACC record for passing yards in a game with 566.[2][3] He finished the season completing 245 of 421 passes for 3,345 yards with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. As a senior in 2013, he passed for 3,028 yards and 21 touchdowns. He finished his career with 7,896 yards with 49 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit | edit source]

Following the 2014 NFL Draft, Morris was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars released Morris on August 29, 2014.[4] He was signed to the practice squad on August 31, 2014.[5]

He was released on September 4, 2015.[6]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit | edit source]

Morris was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles on September 6, 2015. He was released on September 21, 2015,[7] but re-signed with their practice squad on September 22.

Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]

On December 24, 2015, Morris was signed to the active roster of the Indianapolis Colts.[8] On September 7, 2016, he was released by the Colts.[9] He was signed to the practice squad the following day.[10] He was elevated to the active roster on November 23, 2016, after starting quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a concussion.[11] On December 1, 2016, he was waived by the Colts and was re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[12][13]

Morris signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 2, 2017.[14] He was waived September 3, 2017.[15]

Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]

On January 2, 2018, Morris signed a reserve/future contract with the Washington Redskins.[16] He was waived on April 9, 2018.[17]

Seattle Seahawks[edit | edit source]

On April 13, 2018, Morris signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[18] He was waived on May 11, 2018.[19]

Houston Texans[edit | edit source]

On May 14, 2018, Morris was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans.[20] He was waived on August 16, 2018.[21]

Orlando Apollos[edit | edit source]

In September 2018, Morris was allocated to the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season. On November 27, he was protected by the Apollos in the second round of the Pick or Protect QB Draft.[22] He was cut on January 30, 10 days prior to the start of the AAF's inaugural season.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Stephen Morris named Miami QB over Ryan Williams". tribunedigital-sunsentinel. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-08-13/sports/fl-miami-hurricanes-starting-quarterback-0814-20120813_1_depth-chart-coach-al-golden-dallas-crawford.
  2. "NC State vs. Miami (FL) - Game Recap - September 29, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=322732390.
  3. "Stephen Morris sets school, ACC passing records (566 yards) in...". http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sports/college-football/canes-qb-morris-sets-um-passing-record-566-yards-i/nSP3S/.
  4. "Cut day: C Mike Brewster, QBs Ricky Stanzi and Stephen Morris waived". http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Cut-day-C-Mike-Brewster-QBs-Ricky-Stanzi-and-Stephen-Morris-waived/d4666d8f-fb6d-4c2a-96ff-2d847c0e3297.
  5. Alfie Crow (September 1, 2014). "Jacksonville Jaguars announce initial 2014 practice squad". Big Cat Country. http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2014/8/31/6089583/jacksonville-jaguars-practice-squad-roster-2014.
  6. "Roster moves: Eighteen done, four to go". September 4, 2015. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170826071445/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Roster-moves-Eighteen-done-four-to-go/580bdeae-b80c-4e0c-ac6b-7a9317c3bf49.
  7. Berman, Zach (September 21, 2015). "Eagles sign QB Thad Lewis, release Stephen Morris". http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Eagles-sign-QB-Thad-Lewis-release-Stephen-Morris.html. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  8. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. December 24, 2015. http://blogs.colts.com/2015/12/24/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-128/. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  9. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". September 7, 2016. http://blogs.colts.com/2016/09/07/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-165/.
  10. "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad moves". Blogs.Colts.com. September 8, 2016. http://blogs.colts.com/2016/09/08/indianapolis-colts-make-practice-squad-moves-8/. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  11. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". November 23, 2016. http://blogs.colts.com/2016/11/23/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-176/.
  12. "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". December 1, 2016. http://blogs.colts.com/2016/12/01/indianapolis-colts-make-roster-moves-177/.
  13. "Indianapolis Colts Make Practice Squad Moves". December 2, 2016. http://blogs.colts.com/2016/12/02/indianapolis-colts-make-practice-squad-moves-13/.
  14. "Indianapolis Colts Sign Seven Players to Reserve/Future Contracts". January 2, 2017. http://blogs.colts.com/2017/01/02/indianapolis-colts-sign-seven-players-to-reservefuture-contracts-2/.
  15. Walker, Andrew (September 3, 2017). "Colts Claim Five Players Off Waivers". https://web.archive.org/web/20171109151957/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Colts-Claim-Five-Players-Off-Waivers/ebee6267-92ac-46c4-9de6-84fb5a5e9e18.
  16. Czarda, Stephen (January 2, 2018). "Redskins Sign Quarterback Stephen Morris To Reserve/Future Contract". http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Quarterback-Stephen-Morris-To-ReserveFuture-Contract/865f4339-41f5-4f9a-adc6-0e0dd9818051.
  17. Tasman, Kyle. "Redskins waive QB Stephen Morris, per report". https://247sports.com/nfl/washington-redskins/Bolt/Redskins-waive-QB-Stephen-Morris-per-report-117163596. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  18. Patra, Kevin (April 13, 2018). "Seattle Seahawks sign free-agent QB Stephen Morris". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000926325/article/seahawks-signing-former-redskins-qb-stephen-morris.
  19. Drovetto, Tony (May 11, 2018). "Seahawks Waive Quarterback Stephen Morris". https://www.seahawks.com/news/seahawks-waive-quarterback-stephen-morris.
  20. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans claim QB Stephen Morris". May 14, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180516174218/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-claim-QB-Stephen-Morris/10da53ea-54e4-4c13-9f7a-929e5945de96.
  21. "Texans Waive QB Stephen Morris". profootballrumors.com. August 16, 2018. https://www.profootballrumors.com/2018/08/texans-waive-qb-stephen-morris.
  22. Wilson, Ryan (November 27, 2018). "Alliance of American Football QB Draft: Aaron Murray, Christian Hackenberg highlight QBs taken". CBSSports.com. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/alliance-of-american-football-qb-draft-aaron-murray-christian-hackenberg-highlight-qbs-taken/. Retrieved November 27, 2018.

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