Rob Morris

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Rob Morris

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Current Position: LB
Current Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position at BYU: LB
Years at BYU: 1993, 1997-1999

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6-2, 250,
Nampa, ID / Nampa HS

JUNIOR - (1998): Started all 14 games for the Cougars ... Led the team in tackles for the second straight season ... Produced a career-high 114 unassisted and 33 assisted tackles ... Recorded a team-high 16 tackles for a loss, netting 54 yards .. Caused and recovered one fumble ... Forced 11 hurries and registered a team-leading six sacks ... Recorded a career-best 336 defensive points ... Helped guide the BYU defense to a top ranking in the WAC in both rushing and total defense ... Named coaches' linebacker of the game vs. Alabama, Arizona State, Washington, Fresno State, San Jose State, San Diego State and Utah ... Recorded an interception for a 51-yard touchdown vs. New Mexico, which prompted the now-famous snow "grass" angel ... Also recorded 12 tackles against the Lobos ... Recorded 26 tackles in first two games of the season (vs. Alabama; vs. Washington) ... Named WAC Defensive Player of the Week after game vs. San Diego State and again following the Cougars' 46-21 win over New Mexico ... Named the WAC Defensive Player of the Year, Pacific Division ... Named Football News first team ... Selected as the ESPN Player of the Game (vs. Alabama and vs. San Diego State) ... Named ABC Genuine Chevrolet Player of the Game (vs. Wash.).

SOPHOMORE - (1997): Had a 19-yard carry as a running back in the spring game ... Named Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete ... Second team All-WAC ... Selected by the coaches as the outstanding linebacker of the year ... Leading BYU defensive scorer in 1997 ... Led team with 61 unassisted tackles and 110 total tackles ... Named coaches' linebacker of the game vs. Washington ... Led the team with three unassisted tackles, eight assisted tackles, and 1.5 tackles for a loss ... Recorded 10 tackles, a tackle for a loss, and a pass deflection vs. Arizona State ... Totaled 16 tackles at SMU and chosen WAC Mountain Division Defensive Player of the Week and coaches' linebacker of the game ... Had 12 tackles at Rice ... Produced 19 tackles, two tackles for a loss, a hurry, and a sack at UTEP ... Named coaches' linebacker of the game following victory over Miners ... Career-best game of 44 defensive points at UTEP which ranks eighth-best in Cougar annals and matches his jersey number ... Had eight unassisted tackles, an assisted tackle and a hurry vs. Tulsa ... Had nine tackles and two tackles for a loss at New Mexico and was chosen coaches' player of the game.

REDSHIRT - (1996): Redshirted (following LDS Church mission).

FRESHMAN - (1993): Had some great hits on special teams at Colorado State ... Had one catch for 27 yards against the Rams ... Switched from fullback to linebacker during the October bye week ... Had four unassisted tackles against Ohio State in the Holiday Bowl.

Before BYU
Named Academic All-Southern Idaho Conference while at Nampa High ... Lettered in track, basketball and football ... Twice named all-state ... Honorable mention USA Today All-American ... Coached by Terry Hopkins.

Born in Nampa, Ida. ... Parents are Don and Vicki ... Enjoys the culinary arts and racquetball ... Recruited by Stanford, Washington, Arizona State and Utah ... served an LDS Church mission to Toronto, Canada ... Is an Eagle Scout ... Majoring in business ... Is a regular speaker to youth groups and schools around the Utah County area ... Volunteer at the Special Olympics.


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Year    UT   AT   TFL   FR  FC  PI  PD  BK  Hur  Sck   Totl
1993     3    8     -    -   -   -   1   -    -    -   17.0
1997    61   49   8.5    -   -   -   1   -    6    1  210.5
1998   114   33    16    1   1   1   4   1   11    6  336.0
Total  178   90  24.5    1   1   1   6   1   17    7  563.5

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