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Morris To Attend Northwestern College

By Staff | Apr 14, 2009

ORANGE CITY – An Emmetsburg High School Senior has signed a National Letter of intent to continue his football and baseball careers as a member of the Northwestern College Red Raider teams this fall.

Taylor Morris of Ringsted, the son of Toby and Darcy Morris, will graduate in May from Emmetsburg High School.

Morris, a 6’0“, 210-pound fullback and defensive end, played three years for Emmetsburg High School’s E’Hawk football program for Coach Mike Dunlap. Morris earned first team all-state honors (Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association) last year as he helped lead his team to an undefeated (14-0) and state championship season. He totaled 50.5 tackles and 12 sacks on the defensive side and rushed for over 1,400 yards with 23 rushing touchdowns on offense. Morris was named captain of the INA all-state team and was named defensive player-of-the-year in the district.

Morris plans to major in physical education at Northwestern.

“Taylor is an outstanding football player who was a standout on a state championship football team,” commented Northwestern Football Head Coach Kyle Achterhoff. “We are excited that Tyler chose to be a Red Raider. He will play linebacker for us and should be able to contribute immediately.

Morris has also played four years as an infielder and pitcher for the Emmetsburg High School baseball team under Coach Mike Brennan. He batted .376 with eight doubles, three triples and seven home runs last year. On the mound, Morris posted a 5-3 record with a 1.99 ERA. He recorded 57 strikeouts in 47.2 innings pitched. He earned all-Lakes Conference honors three straight years.

“Taylor is an impact recruit for us on the mound,” commented Red Raider Baseball Head Coach Brian Wede. “He has had success within the Lakes Conference and I look forward to watching him compete for the next four years as a Red Raider. We are very excited to have Taylor join us.”