Ron Morris (Canadian football)

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Ron Morris
Born:c. 1936
Career information
Position(s) Defensive halfback/Offensive halfback/Punter/Split end
College Tulsa
Career history
As coach
1967–68 BC Lions (Assistant Coach)
1967 BC Lions (Interim Head Coach)
As player
1959–61 Calgary Stampeders
1961–63 Toronto Argonauts
1963–65 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
Grey Cup champion (52nd)
Records0–1–0

Ron Morris (born c. 1936) is a former professional football player and coach in the Canadian Football League who played for the Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts, and BC Lions and served as the interim head coach of the Lions for one game in 1967.

Morris signed with the Stampeders in January 1959. [1] He was used by the Stamps as a running back, [2] defensive halfback, [3] and punter. [4] In 1961, he was purchased by the Toronto Argonauts for $350. [5] He was waived by Toronto in September 1963. [6] A week later he was claimed by the BC Lions to replace the injured Tom Larscheid. [7] While with BC, Morris was a member of the Lions team that won the 52nd Grey Cup.

In 1967, Morris joined the Lions coaching staff, coaching both the offensive and defensive halfbacks. [8] He served as the Lions' interim head coach for one game between the firing of Dave Skrien and the arrival of Jim Champion. [9] Morris' only game as head coach ended in an 18–17 loss to Toronto. He retired from coaching after the 1968 season to work in real estate. [10]

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References

  1. Hunter, Gorde (January 31, 1959). "One Man's Opinion". The Calgary Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  2. "Lions Enter Playoffs". Canadian Press. October 26, 1959. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  3. "Eskimos Sweep Calgary Aside". Canadian Press. November 7, 1960. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  4. Hunter, Gorde (October 24, 1960). "One Man's Opinion". The Calgary Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  5. "New Argos Morris Bargain of Season". Canadian Press. November 17, 1961. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  6. Hunter, Gorde (September 21, 1963). "Gorde Hunter". The Calgary Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  7. "Lions Claim Ron Morris". Canadian Press. September 25, 1963. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  8. "Ron Morris Joins Lions". Canadian Press. January 19, 1967. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  9. Taylor, Jim (August 16, 1967). "Champion Gets Head Coach Job". The Sun (Vancouver). Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  10. "Morris Packs Up Coaching". Canadian Press. December 5, 1968. Retrieved 30 April 2011.