|Born:||April 15, 1936|
|Died:||April 28, 2014 78)(aged|
|NFL Draft:||1958 / Round: 18 / Pick: 215|
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Dennit Morris (April 15, 1936 – April 28, 2014) was an American football linebacker who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). He played on two college national championship and two AFL championship teams.
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