An Oregon Ducks football legend has passed on.
On April 27th, Jack Morris died at the age of 90 due to Alzheimer’s.
The running back, cornerback, and kicker was a key member of the 1957-58 team that went to the Rose Bowl.
Morris, who played two sports at Oregon, was at the school from 1955-57. He left Oregon after his freshman year in 1950-51 to enlist in the air force, serving four years, including in the Korean War. He would return back to school in 1955 and set the Ducks’ then-single-season scoring record with 68 points.
One of his best seasons came in 1956 when he rushed for 519 yards.
He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1956 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He got to play for four seasons.