Larry Morris

  • Los Angeles Rams (1955-1957)
  • Chicago Bears (1959-1965)
  • Atlanta Falcons (1966 )
  • NFL 1960s All- Decade Team
  • All Pro Selection ( 1963) 2 crew
  • College Football Hall of Fame (1992 )
  • NFL Championship ( 1963)
  • NFL playoff MVP in 1963

Cleo Lawrence " Larry " Morris ( born December 10, 1933, Atlanta, Georgia, † December 19, 2012 ) was a U.S. American football player in the National Football League ( NFL).

Playing career

College career

Larry Morris attended Decatur High School and studied after finishing school from 1951 to 1954 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At college, he played as a center American Football. Besides, he also played basketball. Morris was captain of both teams. In 1964 he was chosen because of its achievements in Football Sport for All-American. Morris earned a degree in Industrial Management.

Professional career

In 1955, Morris was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the first round in seventh place. Coach of the team was Sid Gillman. The Rams Morris played mainly in defense as a linebacker along with Les Richter. In his rookie year he moved with his team in the NFL playoff. The game was lost with 38:14 against the Cleveland Browns. Morris started in this game, an interception by quarterback Otto Graham. In the following two years, Morris game could only perform a few games for his team due to injuries.

After three years with the Rams, Morris signed a contract with the managed by George Halas Chicago Bears. In 1963, Morris was able to move with his team again in the NFL playoff. Opponents were the New York Giants, who had to admit defeat with 14:10. The Defense of the Bears succeeded again and again, the quarterback of the Giants, YA Tittle, to put them under pressure. Morris was able to intercept a pass from Tittle and carry over a distance of 61 yards in the direction the Giants end zone. He was only stopped at the six -yard line of the Giants through their defense. The ball profit of Morris led a short time later at a touchdown for his team. Morris was elected Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game.

After a year with the Atlanta Falcons game Morris finished his career in 1966. After his career, he worked as a businessman. He suffered until his death from dementia.


Morris is a member of the NFL 1960s All- Decade Team and was once the All Pro elected. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.