It’s the third 1,000-yard season of Morris’s career, and he now joins John Riggins, Clinton Portis and Stephen Davis as the only backs in franchise history to have at least three 1,000-yard campaigns.
Morris, a sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic in 2012, joins Davis as the only Redskins running back to post three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
“Alfred is Steady Eddie with us,” Coach Jay Gruden praised. “No. 1, he needs to continue with the ball protection and he did that today, of course. He went over 1,000 yards today. … I’m really happy for Alfred and there should be more stories like that. Outside of the football field and on, he’s such a great guy — quality act.”
Morris, meanwhile, credited his teammates for his success.
“I mean, it’s kudos to the offensive linemen,” Morris said. “No running back can do that without blockers in front of you, and not only just the O-linemen, but the tight ends and the wide receivers as well. So, I guess that’s an awesome accomplishment. I’m thankful to do it, but it’s bittersweet. I’d trade all that for some better records, some postseason, so … But I’m thankful, not to discredit what was able to be done.”
Morris also recorded his eighth rushing touchdown of the season. The play came in the first half when Morris followed up DeSean Jackson’s 51-yard reception with a 28-yard touchdown run. That was his longest touchdown run of the season, and third-longest run overall.
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