Bernard Morris

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Bernard Morris
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Morris in 2017
Free agent
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1985-05-29) May 29, 1985 (age 33)
Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Jones
College: Marshall
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.: 1,145 / 1,834
Passing yards: 13,346
TDINT: 284–48
QB rating: 112.24
Rushing TD: 68
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Bernard Raphael Morris (born May 29, 1985) is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He was signed as a street free agent by the Arkansas Twisters in 2009. He played college football for the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Early years[edit]

Morris was born on May 29, 1985 in Orlando, Florida to Marcia Morris. He played high school football, basketball and baseball at Jones High School in Orlando. In basketball, he averaged nine points per game and 10 rebounds per game. While in football he ended up being named the offensive player of the year after throwing for 1,179 yards with 14 touchdowns in his senior year.[1]

College career[edit]

College career statistics[edit]

NCAA collegiate career statistics
Marshall Thundering Herd[2]
Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB rating Att Yards Avg TD
2004 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 5 21 4.2 0
2005 114 216 1,121 52.8 6 6 100.0 75 256 3.4 4
2006 116 188 1,346 61.7 8 12 123.1 82 324 4.0 2
2007 253 398 3,149 63.6 17 10 139.1 130 488 3.8 4
NCAA Career Totals 253 803 5,616 60.1 31 28 124.7 292 1,089 3.7 10

Professional career[edit]

Morris was rated the 12th best quarterback in the 2008 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[3]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
223 lb
(101 kg)
4.68 s 1.68 s 2.81 s 24 12 in
(0.62 m)
9 ft 1 in
(2.77 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

Arkansas Twisters[edit]

Morris was assigned to the Arkansas Twisters on December 15, 2008 along with ex-Florida State quarterback, Xavier Lee.[4] In the first round of the 2009 af2 season playoffs, Morris fumbled against the Boise Burn which was returned 32 yards for a touchdown. Arkansas ended up losing the game, 77–36.[5]

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

Following AF2's ceasing of operations in September 2009, Morris signed with the Jacksonville Sharks of Arena Football League on January 6, 2010.[6]

Pittsburgh Power[edit]

Bernard Morris signed with the expansion Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League on September 27, 2010. He made his starting debut March 11, 2011 against the Philadelphia Soul. He was placed on injured reserve March 20 with a sore arm.

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

On March 23, 2012, Morris re-signed with the Sharks for the 2012 AFL season.[7]

Orlando Predators[edit]

On February 10, 2014, Morris was traded to the Orlando Predators along with Matt Marcorelle and Trevis Turner for Aaron Garcia. Morris announced his retirement on October 11, 2016.[8]

Washington Valor[edit]

On October 14, 2016, Morris's rights were acquired by the Washington Valor during the dispersal draft.[9] He was placed on refused to report on March 15, 2017 and activated from refused to report on March 21, 2017.[10]

Monterrey Steel[edit]

Morris signed with the Monterrey Steel on May 24, 2017.[11] He played in 4 games for the Steel, completing 51 of 79 passes for 607 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. He also rushed for 88 yards and 4 touchdowns.[12]

AFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2010 Jacksonville 51 83 61.4 567 8 0 105.85 32 97 6
2011 Pittsburgh 216 346 62.4 2,428 55 9 112.09 49 302 4
2012 Jacksonville 217 350 62.0 2,427 59 14 105.56 67 275 10
2013 Jacksonville 257 394 65.2 2,742 55 9 110.82 74 302 11
2014 Orlando 157 242 64.9 2,191 47 6 123.12 57 283 12
2015 Orlando 136 241 56.4 1,687 32 7 99.37 55 272 15
2016 Orlando 107 174 61.5 1,249 27 3 114.85 38 161 8
2017 Washington 4 4 100.0 55 1 0 158.33 6 13 2
Career 1,145 1,834 62.4 13,346 284 48 112.24 378 1,705 68

Stats from ArenaFan:[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernard Morris". Marshall University. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bernard Morris". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Bernard Morris". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Harris, Jim (December 15, 2008). "Arena Football's Suspension Won't Affect Twisters, President Says". ArkansasSports360.com. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Wayne, Jeremy (August 1, 2009). "Burn Torch Twisters In First Round Playoff". KMVT.com. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sharks Bolster Roster With NFL Talent". oursportscentral.com. January 6, 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sharks Assigned Three from 2012 Squad". Arena Football League. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  8. ^ Gower, Jimmy (October 12, 2016). "Bernard Morris Announces Retirement". insidethearena.org. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "AFL Holds Dispersal Draft". arenafootball.com. October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Transactions". afldigital.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Bernard Morris Signs with Monterrey Steel". nationalarenaleague.com. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Monterrey Steel". thestatguys.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Bernard Morris". arenafan.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 

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