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Tommey Morris
20  Tommey Morris
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Odessa, Texas

High School:
Permian

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
RB

Experience:
1L

Freshman: After receiving a lot of praise from coaches throughout fall camp, had a rough start to his career but quickly bounced back...Made his collegiate debut against the University of Colorado (Sept. 1) and recorded three rushes for four yards, including a fumble...Ran the ball two times for minus two yards against North Dakota State (Sept. 8)... After sitting out a week, came back with the best game of his young career, rushing for 76 yards on eight carries against Utah State (Sept. 22)...Busted a career-long 33-yard rush against the Aggies...Registered a career-high 11 carrries for 41 yards against Air Force (Sept. 29)... Did not play against Fresno State (Oct. 6)... Scored the Rams' last touchdown against San Diego State (Oct. 13), a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter...It was his first career TD and the first rushing TD by a CSU running back this season...Finished the Aztecs contest with seven rushes for 37 yards...

High School: A two-year letterman at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, about four hours east of El Paso, signed a financial-aid agreement Nov. 29, 2011, and enrolled at CSU for the spring 2012 semester...A flywheel in the Panthers' offense, lined up in the backfield and as both a tight and split end...Averaged 1.2 touchdowns per game as a two-year varsity player...Rated the No. 110 football athlete in the nation by ESPN.com entering his 2010 senior campaign, earned three stars from the Web site...Base position was wide receiver at PHS, the school made famous by the 1990 H.G. Bissinger best-seller Friday Night Lights, later adapted by Peter Berg into a 2004 motion picture starring Billy Bob Thornton, and an ensuing NBC TV series...Played for the coach depicted in that movie by Thornton, Gary Gaines, who returned for a second stint at PHS prior to Morris' sophomore season...Played five games as a senior team captain in 2010; with him, the Panthers were 4-1; without him, they were 0-5 and missed the playoffs...Caught 25 passes for 324 yards and one TD, while compiling 67 rushing yards and scoring four TDs on just nine carries...As a junior in 2009, his first season as a varsity player, earned District 3 Newcomer of the Year, and all-Permian Basin and second-team all-district honors...On the strength of a team-leading 15 touchdowns, guided Permian to an 8-4 record and the second round of the Texas 5A Division I playoffs; finished with 30 catches for 532 yards and five TDs, and ran for 224 yards on 46 carries, with 10 touchdowns...Also played basketball at Permian...Fastest 40 time in high school was 4.5, while his max bench press was 285 pounds and squat was 475; also owned a 30-inch vertical leap, a 3.0 GPA and a 1450 on the SAT.

Personal: Given name Tommey James Morris Jr. ...Born May 21, 1993, in Odessa, Texas...Parents are Tommey and Vina Morris...Has four half brothers and two half sisters...Dad served in the U.S. Air Force...Has not declared a major at Colorado State...Hometown: Odessa, Texas.

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