Morris playing for the Western Bulldogs in June 2007
|Full name||Dale Morris|
|Date of birth||29 December 1982|
|Original team(s)||Doutta Stars / Werribee|
|Draft||No. 19, 2005 rookie draft|
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
|Current club||Western Bulldogs|
|2005–||Western Bulldogs||252 (3)|
|International team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2005.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Morris spent four years playing for Werribee Football Club in the Victorian Football League before being added to the Bulldogs' rookie list in the 2004 Rookie Draft. He quickly cemented his place in the Western Bulldogs' lineup, impressing many with his pace and consistency as a defender, and finished with 17 games for season 2005. He was elevated to the senior list at the end of 2005.
Morris was selected in the back pocket of the 2008 All-Australian team.
Morris plays in guernsey number 38.
In Round 21, 2011, against the Essendon Bombers, Morris suffered a broken tibia in his lower right leg which prematurely ended his season. Morris returned to play one quarter in a Development Match game in Round 6, 2012, but suffered a stress fracture in the same leg which he broke in horrific circumstances in 2011. The injury sidelined Morris for the rest of the season.
Morris made his return to AFL in Round 1, 2013. In what was overall a successful campaign for Morris, he provided defensive solidity to the Bulldog's back line, and also managed to play all 22 games for the season.
In 2016, Morris was part of the Western Bulldogs premiership team that ended their long-standing premiership drought of 62 years. After the game, it was revealed that Morris had played the entire finals series with a fractured vertebrae.
Morris is known for his amazing regenerative powers. He suffered a partial tear in his ACL in 2018 yet came back to play the back-end of the 2018 season. At the start of the 2019 he suffered another ACL yet is on track to return in the second half of the 2019 season.
He is a 250 game player, a fan favourite and is universally respected by all supporters and players alike.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2016 season
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Honours and achievements
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