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Alfred Morris answers fan’s Instagram request

That Redskins running back Alfred Morris appears excessively humble and accommodating for an NFL star is nothing new. Still, Morris keeps finding new ways to impress.

The latest — or one of the latest, anyhow — came last week during training camp, when a fan began conversing with Morris on Instagram, before practice. The exchange:

Fan: Hey @thoroughbred_fred , Milo’s waiting on the sidelines for your autograph. It’s 9000 degrees so please make the next 4 hours of sitting and waiting worth it. K? Thx.

Morris: Have to be more specific than the sidelines. That could be anywhere

Fan: 10 yard like left side. Can’t miss us!! Camped out right on the yellow rope front row!!

Morris: your left or our left?

Fan: the one by the kids zone.

Fan: if I look behind me there’s a remax hot air balloon.

Morris: ok well I’ll do my best to get over there. Put on a bright shirt or make a sign so you can standout lol

Fan: will do!!

Morris: Thanks!

Morris found them. Eventually, that led to the photo seen at the top of this item. Which is not a bad photo, as training camp photos go.

And then, more dialog:

Fan: All worth it!! After 5 hours of standing in the heat, we watched an exciting practice and after it was over hear “has anyone seen milo?!?” It was @thoroughbred_fred !!!!! Day? Made. You’re a class act Mr Morris!!

Morris: thanks just making sure the drive was not in vain

Fan: It was def not in vain. Thanks again!

(Via Reddit via a pal)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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