BOCA RATON, FL - Former Florida Atlantic running back Alfred Morris was selected by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Morris, who is FAU's all-time leading rusher, was selected 173rd overall. In addition to his 3,529 rushing yards, the Pensacola, FL also holds FAU career records for total touchdowns (31), rushing touchdowns (27), and all-purpose yards (3,843). Additionally, he earned invitations to the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. He was coached in the Senior Bowl by Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan.
FAU has now had a player drafted in the last three NFL drafts. Morris joins Rusty Smith ('10-Tennessee Titans) and Rob Housler ('11-Arizona Cardinals) as former Owls to be drafted. Morris was named offensive MVP of the football team and FAU's Male Student-Athlete of the Year.