Mike Morris (American football)

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Mike Morris
No. 68
Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-02-22) February 22, 1961 (age 56)
Place of birth: Centerville, Iowa
Career information
College: Northeast Missouri State
Undrafted: 1987
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 188
Fumbles Recovered: 1
Fumble Yards: -23

Mike Morris (born February 22, 1961) is a former long snapper for the Minnesota Vikings, a former radio host on KFAN in Minneapolis, and Strength and Conditioning Coach for Concordia University (Saint Paul).[1]

Playing career[edit]

Morris was a four-year starter at Northeast Missouri State, and entered the National Football League as an undrafted free agent. He played brief stints for the Arizona Cardinals, the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Cleveland Browns before settling in as the long snapper for the Vikings, where he played consistently throughout the 1990s. During the 1998 playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons for the Minnesota Vikings, he was blamed by Dennis Green for the snap being too high leading to Gary Anderson's only missed field goal of the year.

Broadcasting[edit]

Following the end of his football career, Morris took over the morning drive time slot on sports radio station KFAN. Morris broadcast using the moniker ‘The Superstar’ and his show was known as The Power Trip Morning Show. Morris was also the co-host of Vikings Fanline.[citation needed]

In 2001, Morris was offered the position of Minnesota Vikings radio play by play announcer by KFAN after Lee Hamilton was fired after one preseason game. Morris' hiring, however, was vetoed by the Vikings and the job was given to Terry Stembridge, Jr.[2]

On September 9, 2013, Morris and co-host Bob Sansevere started "Mike & Bob Afternoons" on WGVX 105 The Ticket. Sansevere later got his own time slot, and Morris teamed with co-host Ben Holsen on a new show called "Radioactive Sports". The format for both shows was Minnesota sports talk.[citation needed] 105 The Ticket later changed its format and eliminated all local programming, ending Radioactive Sports.

Morris currently appears on ESPN1500 in Minneapolis during the Mackey & Judd show. He is generally on Mondays and Fridays, and also hosts Viking Ventline for the station.

Morris is the owner and operator of a physical conditioning studio in Burnsville, Minnesota, the "MILO Barbell Company".[3]

Personal[edit]

Morris is married to singer-songwriter Keri Noble.

He is known as the "Superstar", a nickname inspired by professional wrestler "Superstar" Billy Graham.

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