Alfred Morris surpasses 1,000-yard rushing mark

December 3, 2012

Washington Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on his third carry of Monday night’s game.

Morris became the Redskins’ first 1,000-yard back since Clinton Portis i

Alfred Morris scoring against Tampa Bay

n 2008, and only the second rookie to break the 1,000-yard mark since Reggie Brooks did it in 1993.

Morris entered the game needing 18 yards to reach the milestone. He was held for no gain on the first attempt of the game, and then gained six yards on his next carry. Morris then picked up 19 yards to go over the 1,000-yard mark on his third carry of the game.

Morris, a sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic, entered the game 82 yards short of breaking Brooks’ franchise rookie rushing record of 1,063 yards.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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