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Redskins Rookie Camp: Alfred Morris’s Brother Shawn Amongst Tryout Players

Redskins rookie camp was full of prospects this weekend looking to make a team that last year won the NFC East.

Amongst those in attendance was Shawn Morris. What’s so special about Shawn Morris you might ask?  Well he’s one of Redskins runningback Alfred Morris’s younger brothers.

The younger Morris was a tailback at Division III school,  Birmingham Southern, and was named First-Team All-SAA running back in 2012. Morris also made the SAA Academic Honor Roll and played in nine games, starting seven, rushed for 1,026 yards on 172 attempt and nine touchdowns. He tallied  five 100-yard rushing games and caught 13 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The 5-foot-8, 197-pound runningback had this to say at UAB’s Pro Day in March. “I’ve always been small and I’ve always excelled because I have the heart of a lion.”

When Coach Mike Shanahan was asked to compare the younger Morris to his brother he replied, “Same personality, for sure. I’m not sure they both run the same. But what a quality young man.”

Shanahan went on to say about players like Shawn Morris getting an opportunity, “What we do is have our scouts look at these players and if they think somebody has an attribute where it gives them a chance to make our football team, then we bring them in. We brought in, like I mentioned, I believe it was 47 guys and either a scout or a coach saw something that they thought they should be in our camp and have a chance to make our football team.”

copy of shawn morris action1 Redskins Rookie Camp: Alfred Morriss Brother Shawn Amongst Tryout Players

The following players were in the rookie camp as tryout players:

Dylan Breeding, P, Arkansas
Ryan Radcliff, QB, Central Michigan
Matt McGloin, QB, Penn State
Jackson Rice, P, Oregon
Christopher Devonte, WR, Utah
Antavian Edison, WR, Purdue
Ryan Aplin, QB Arkansas State
Alex Gillett, WR, Eastern Michigan
Josh Jarboe, WR, Arkansas State
Luke Anderson, FS, Wyoming
Akeem Auguste, CB, South Carolina
TJ Bryant, FS, Troy
Avis Commack, CB, Akron
Durrell Givens, SS, Iowa State
Seth Thomas, CB, McNeese State
Jammaal White, FS, Northwestern State
Ashante Williams, FS, Illinois
Rod Chisolm, RB, Appalachian State
Rodney Barnes, SS, Richmond
Washaun Ealey, RB, Jacksonville State
Darryl Hamilton, CB, Richmond
Kenny Miles, RB, South Carolina
Jarred, Salubi, RB, Baylor
Issac Williams, RB, Baylor
Shawn Morris, RB, Birmingham Southern
Kelly Johnson, FB, Alabama
Colby Walden, CB, Jacksonville
Mike Mayhew, RB, North Carolina A&T
Jordan Cowart, LS, Notre Dae
Chris Clady, OLB, Central State
Steve Greer, ILB, Virginia
Brandon Sharpe, OLB, Syracuse
Toshmon Stevens, OLB, Florida State
Tanyl Lanston, OLB, Colorado State
Kevin Matthews, OL, Texas A&M
RJ Mattes, G, NC State
Korey Neal, G, Eastern Michigan
Michael Repovz, OT, Central Michigan
Andrew Robiskie, G, Western Illinois
Wade Jacobson, OT, Washington State
Rcky Barnum, G, Michigan
Gregory Hardy, TE, Montana
Devin Stark, WR, Austin Peay
Lance Lewis, WR, East Carolina
Xavier Boatwright, NT, Presbyterian
Aaron Davis, DE, SMU
Castro Masaniai, DE, Oregon State
Andrew Semualo, DE, Oregon State

 

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