It’s reported that the New England Patriots have signed Iowa Hawkeye LB James Morris as an undrafted free agent today. James Morris can be considered the epitome of the scholar-athlete and has left an indelible mark on the Hawkeye Football program. Morris was one of 9 true freshman to play for the Hawkeyes in 2010 and has been a force on the Iowa defense ever since. Morris began starting as a freshman in 2010 and was named Freshman Team All-American by College Football News.
Because of his physical style of play, he leaves Iowa as one of my all-time favorite Hawkeyes and was a clear favorite of mine to photograph. Clearly a team leader from the moment he took the field, it seemed as though he was in on every play and his motor never stopped.
Morris, from Solon, Iowa, became a permanent team captain as a junior in 2012, continued in 2013 and played alongside LBs Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens in what was arguably the best trio of linebackers in the Big Ten in 2013. For more information on James Morris, visit Hawkeyesports.com .