Samuel Morris III (born March 23, 1977) is a former American football running back. He played college football at Texas Tech and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills of the in the National Football League (NFL) in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He also played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys.
Morris in February 2009
|Born:||March 23, 1977|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156|
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Morris signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2004, and though he was expected to be a fullback he ended up being the team's leading rusher following the abrupt retirement of Ricky Williams. He started eight of the 13 games he played in, finishing with 523 rushing yards and six touchdowns. He backed up rookie running back Ronnie Brown in 2005 and led the Dolphins with 16 special teams tackles. Morris was suspended for the first four games of the 2006 regular season.
New England PatriotsEdit
On March 3, 2007, the New England Patriots signed Morris to a four-year contract. He started two of the first six games of the season, averaging 4.5 yards a carry. On October 14, 2007 Morris suffered a chest injury while playing against the Dallas Cowboys. On November 2, 2007, after missing two games, Morris was placed on injured reserve with a chest injury, ending his season. In 2009, he made the USA Today All Joe Team after a very solid year at the Patriots
Morris, who has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Patriots since the 2016 season and an assistant coach at Attleboro High School since 2013, will take over the ground game Dean College in 2018. 
- "Reports: Dolphins RB Morris suspended four games". Associated Press. ESPN.com. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- Lee, Robert (2007-11-03). "Chest injury shelves Morris for season". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- "Cowboys sign veteran RB Sammy Morris after Murray's injury".