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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.

Sammy Morris
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Morris in February 2009
Dean Bulldogs
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1977-03-23) March 23, 1977 (age 42)
Oxford, England
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College:Texas Tech
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today All Joe Team (2009)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:3,053
Rushing average:4.1
Rushing touchdowns:26
Receiving yards:1,258
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at

In 2013, he joined Attleboro High School football as an assistant coach.[1] Simultaneously, for the past several seasons, he has been a member of the staff for the New England Patriots as well.


Professional careerEdit

Buffalo BillsEdit

Morris was drafted in the fifth-round (156th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Miami DolphinsEdit

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.[2]

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.[3] In 2009, he made the USA Today All Joe Team after a very solid year at the Patriots[4]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On December 13, 2011, Morris was signed by the Dallas Cowboys after they placed starting running back DeMarco Murray on injured reserve with a fractured ankle and high ankle sprain.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

Morris returned to football in 2013 when he joined the coaching staff of Michael Strachan as an assistant at Attleboro High School.[6]

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. [7]


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  2. ^ "Reports: Dolphins RB Morris suspended four games". Associated Press. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
  3. ^ Lee, Robert (2007-11-03). "Chest injury shelves Morris for season". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
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  5. ^ "Cowboys sign veteran RB Sammy Morris after Murray's injury".
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