Max Morris

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Max Morris
Date of birth (1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
Place of birth Norris City, Illinois
Date of death January 8, 1998(1998-01-08) (aged 72)
Career information
Position(s) End
College Northwestern
Career history
As player
1946–1947 Chicago Rockets
1948 Brooklyn Dodgers
Honors First-team All-American, 1945
Career stats
Personal information
Born (1925-03-13)March 13, 1925
Norris City, Illinois
Died January 8, 1998(1998-01-08) (aged 72)
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Frankfort (West Frankfort, Illinois)
College Northwestern (1944–1946)
Playing career 1946–1950
Position Forward / Center
Career history
1946–1947 Chicago American Gears
1947–1950 Sheboygan Red Skins
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 781
Free throws 277
Assists 194
Stats at

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.[1] 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.[2] He was a consensus All-American football player at the end position in 1945.[3] That year, Morris set a Big Ten Conference single-game record with 158 receiving yards in a game against Minnesota.[4]

Morris was also selected as a consensus All-American basketball player at the forward position in 1946.[5] He won the Big Ten Conference basketball individual scoring championship in both 1945 and 1946.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8][9]

In 1984, Morris was a charter inductee into the Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame.[10]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Max Morris profile". Northwestern University Athletics. 
  3. ^ Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners
  4. ^ "Wisconsin". Wisconsin State Journal. 1952-11-28. 
  5. ^ NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137. Accessed 2009-11-17. Archived 2009-05-04.
  6. ^ Henry J. McCormick (1960-03-09). "Playing the Game: 22 Years Between Scoring Champions". Wisconsin State Journal. 
  7. ^ "Max Morris statistics". Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  8. ^ Official NBA Encyclopedia. Doubleday, 2000. pg. 659
  9. ^ "Max Morris statistics". Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  10. ^ "Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame". Northwestern University Athletics.