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Former New England Patriots RB Sammy Morris named Attleboro assistant

Former New England Patriots running back Sammy Morris is heading the coaching route, and he will get his start as a high school football coach for a local team in Attleboror, Massachusetts. According to the Attleboro Patch, the Attleboro High Bombardiers announced yesterday that Sammy Morris will be an assistant coach for the varsity football team.

Morris will work under new head coach (hired in February) Michael Strachan, and I am sure Attleboro will benefit from Morris’s invaluable NFL experience. He had a nice NFL career with a total of 12 seasons under his belt from 2000 to 2011, and that’s certainly notable since he was a running back. Morris played for four teams, and he spent almost all of his team with an AFC East team.

The San Antonio native was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, and he spent four seasons in Buffalo before squeezing out three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Afterwards, Morris landed in New England and proceeded to play in four seasons with the New England Patriots before spending the final season of his career with 28 carries on the Dallas Cowboys.

Morris’s best season came in 2008 with the New England Patriots, as he ran for 727 yards on 156 carries for seven rushing touchdowns, and he also added 17 receptions for 161 yards. He had one of the top ten rushing average totals with 4.7 yards per attempt in the 2008 season, so it was certainly a solid campaign for Morris.

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