Eric Morris (coach)

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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
Title Offensive coordinator/Wide receivers coach
Team Texas Tech
Conference Big 12 Conference
Biographical details
Born (1985-10-26) October 26, 1985 (age 28)
Littlefield, Texas
Alma mater Texas 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-present
Houston (assistant)
Washington State(WRs)
Texas Tech(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 offensive coordinator at Texas Tech.

Early life[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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

Coaching career[edit]

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]

Morris was promoted to full offensive coordinator following the departure of Sonny Cumbie in 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eric Morris Profile". Texas Tech University. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Graham, Mike. "Texas Tech exes Graham Harrell, Eric Morris released by Saskatchewan". Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Eric Morris Profile". University of Houston. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Floyd, Brian. "Eric Morris joining Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech". CougCenter. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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