Athletic and hard-hitting linebacker who looks to make an impact after contributing on special teams a year ago ... Regularly doles out some of the hardest hits each week in practice ... Enters spring camp listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at the strongside linebacker spot, after lining up at the weakside backer position a year ago.
Earned his first varsity letter after playing in all 11 games and contributing primarily to the Tiger special teams forces ... Registered 1 tackle on the season, in game #3 against Ball State ... Had 1 kickoff return as an upback, going for 10 yards.
Did not see game action ... Stood out during the spring period for his physical play that included numerous highlight-reel hits.
Redshirt year ... Spent the season working hard on the defensive scout team ... Was named defensive scout team player of the week for his work during preparation for the Colorado game.
All-state linebacker and running back out of Parkway South High School in St. Louis ... Rated among the top-35 linebacker prospects in the country by Rivals.com ... Rated the top linebacker in the state of Missouri and the No. 5 overall player in the state by MoKan.com ... Was a two-time all-metro and all-district performer ... Two-time team MVP who rushed for over 1,400 yards and scored 20 touchdowns in his last two seasons ... Also excelled on defense, registering over 350 tackles in three years ... Recorded 11 quarterback sacks as a junior and recovered two fumbles as a senior ... His 11 sacks and 143 tackles as a junior set Parkway South records ... Also lettered in wrestling and track ... High school coach - Tom Dailey.
Son of Emmett Sr. and Angela Morris ... Father played at Missouri ... Born Oct. 26, 1983 ... Is studying in hotel and restaurant management.
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