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The Path to Norman
Lee Morris walked on for the Sooners, earned a scholarship, and won a national championship.
Sooner fans are hoping that statement is doubly true before long. Morris’ father, Lee Morris Sr., was a walk-on for OU back in the mid 1980’s. His son, Lee Morris Jr., played at Allen High School in Texas with Kyler Murray. Despite having several D-1 scholarship offers, Morris Jr. decided he wanted to follow his father’s legacy and walk on at OU as well. For more on his journey, check out this article: NewsOK: Lee Morris Walk On
Career So Far
Morris played in 12 games in 2016, almost exclusively on special teams. In 2017, he saw action in 14 games. With Nick Basquine down for the season, Morris fit in at the inside receiver spot.
Position: Wide Receiver
Year: Redshirt Junior
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) September 2, 2017
Lee Morris with the niiiiice grab.
It's gonna be a good 4th quarter. pic.twitter.com/jILrgg2Pky
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 10, 2017
The established connection, dating back to high school, between Morris and Murray could lead to something special this season. Murray is assumed to be the starting quarterback and Morris will be even more comfortable with the system this year. Nick Basquine was a walk-on receiver who received a scholarship recently; is Morris next in line to do the same? Hopefully so, and hopefully Sooner fans get to see Morris become a big contributor at receiver in 2018.