Max Morris

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Max Morris
Born:(1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
Norris City, Illinois
Died:January 8, 1998(1998-01-08) (aged 72)
Career information
Position(s)End
CollegeNorthwestern
NFL draft1947 / Round: 26 / Pick: 245
Drafted byChicago Bears[1]
Career history
As player
1946–1947Chicago Rockets
1948Brooklyn Dodgers
HonorsFirst-team All-American, 1945
Personal information
Born(1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
Norris City, Illinois
DiedJanuary 8, 1998(1998-01-08) (aged 72)
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolFrankfort (West Frankfort, Illinois)
CollegeNorthwestern (1943–1946)
Playing career1946–1950
PositionForward / Center
Career history
1946–1947Chicago American Gears
1947–1950Sheboygan Red Skins
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points781
Free throws277
Assists194
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Glen Max Morris (March 13, 1925 – January 8, 1998) was an American professional basketball and American football player. He was a consensus All-American in both sports for Northwestern University and later played professional football for the Chicago Rockets and Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference. He also played in the NBA for the Sheboygan Red Skins.

Biography[edit]

Morris was born in Norris City, Illinois and attended Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort, Illinois where the high school gymnasium is named after Morris.[2] He later attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.

Morris was the last Northwestern athlete to be selected as a first-team All-American in two sports.[3] He was a consensus All-American football player at the end position in 1945.[4] That year, Morris set a Big Ten Conference single-game record with 158 receiving yards in a game against Minnesota.[5]

Morris was also selected as a consensus All-American basketball player at the forward position in 1946.[6] He won the Big Ten Conference basketball individual scoring championship in both 1945 and 1946.[7]

After graduating from Northwestern, Morris played three seasons of professional football in the All-America Football Conference for the Chicago Rockets (1946–1947) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1948). He played in a total of 39 professional football games and had 53 receptions for 677 yards.[8]

Besides playing professional football, Morris played four seasons of professional basketball in the NBL and NBA with the Chicago American Gears and the Sheboygan Red Skins.[9][10]

In 1984, Morris was a charter inductee into the Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1947 Chicago Bears". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.wfschools.org/education/sportszone/sportszone.php?sectionid=423&linkid=nav-menu-container-4-43[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Max Morris profile". Northwestern University Athletics. Archived from the original on 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  4. ^ Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners Archived 2009-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Wisconsin". Wisconsin State Journal. 1952-11-28.
  6. ^ NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137. Accessed 2009-11-17. Archived 2009-05-04.
  7. ^ Henry J. McCormick (1960-03-09). "Playing the Game: 22 Years Between Scoring Champions". Wisconsin State Journal.
  8. ^ "Max Morris statistics". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  9. ^ Official NBA Encyclopedia. Doubleday, 2000. pg. 659
  10. ^ "Max Morris statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  11. ^ "Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame". Northwestern University Athletics. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13.