Alfred Morris: I’ll never be a star, I’m just Alfred
Without Alfred Morris, the Washington Redskins may not have been able to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night and win the NFC East. The rookie out of Florida Atlantic University had his best game of the season under the brightest spotlight, as he rushed for 200 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Morris topped Clinton Portis’ Redskins rushing record of 1,516 yards in a season and finished the year with 1,613 yards on the ground. According to Chris Cooley, the 24-year old has officially become a star.
“I’ll tell you what: Alfred Morris became a star tonight,” Cooley said, via the Associated Press. “He deserved it. He’s a phenomenal football player.”
Who could argue against that? Morris himself, of course. Let us not forget that this is the same Morris who still drives a 1992 Mazda and recently asked Santa Claus what he would like for Christmas. With that in mind, it hardly comes as a surprise that he does not consider himself to be a star.
“I’m never a star,” Morris said. “I’ll never be a star. Other people might think I’m a star, but I’m just Alfred.”
As we said before, Morris seems like one of the most genuinely humble players in the NFL. He was drafted in the sixth round and overlooked by every team several times, which oftentimes leads to a player having a chip on their shoulder and being arrogant. If that’s the way Morris feels, he does a tremendous job of hiding it. Unless you’re a Cowboys, Giants or Eagles fan, it should be almost impossible not to root for him.