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
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
Free throws277
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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.


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]


  1. ^ "1947 Chicago Bears". Archived from the original on August 29, 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^[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". Archived from the original on 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  9. ^ Official NBA Encyclopedia. Doubleday, 2000. pg. 659
  10. ^ "Max Morris statistics". Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  11. ^ "Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame". Northwestern University Athletics. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13.