In the 6th round, with the 173rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Alfred Morris, a running back from Florida Atlantic. Through 13 games, Morris has rushed for 1228 yards and seven touchdowns at a 4.9 yard-per-carry clip. To say the Redskins got more than they expected out of Morris would be an understatement. Morris is 4th in the NFL in rushing.
He is also humble. Morris still sleeps on the couch when he goes home and drives the same 1991 Mazda 626 he drove in college. He recently did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit and became even more of a folk hero by accepting the challenge of a “horse sized Clay Matthews.” During a recent Redskins’ community event Morris, Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen wrote letters to Santa. While Davis and Paulsen asked for world peace and toys, Morris asked Santa what he wanted for Christmas. From DC Sports Bog:
I’m writing not to ask for a gift, but to ask you what you want for Christmas? You give every year and it’s your turn to receive, because it’s not always about receiving.
Afred Morris is not a real person. He is an ad campaign for the Most Considerate Man in the World. He is a meme – he is Good Guy Greg in shoulder pads, blocking for RGIII – sent here to show us what Tebow would be like with more talent and less hype and pretense. [DC Sports Bog]