By John Goolsby
One of the most disappointing things for a player is losing their senior year. For Rashad Morris, a starting offensive lineman, the season came to a premature end on September 9th. Morris’ vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. Morris sustained a neck injury in the accident that forced him to miss the remainder of the 2022 season.
Morris, looking to have a big year, started as a Wenonah Young Dragon at five. He took his junior year off from football but returned and attended football camps at UAB, Alabama A&M, and West Florida this past summer.
While the injury certainly put a damper on his season, it definitely didn’t erase the smile on his face or take away from his sense of humor. “I want to keep my classmates laughing,” he said. “I want to be that chill-out guy.”
Morris would like the opportunity to play football again. “I feel like I can play on the defensive side of the ball if I can pick my speed up,” he said. However, if he doesn’t get that opportunity with a school, he has a backup plan.
“After high school, I want to go to school and get into welding,” Morris said. “I also want to get my commercial driving license.”
“Rashad had the dream of becoming an entrepreneur from an early age,” his mom, Carmenlita Morris, said. “He wants to own his own construction company eventually.”
Whatever path Morris chooses, he will be successful. One thing is for sure, the Mountie football team will miss Rashad Morris and that big smile.