Raiders take C Chris Morris in round seven
Chris Morris Michigan State (Getty Photo)

Posted Apr 30, 2006


In the seventh round, with the 214th overall pick, the Oakland Raiders added Michigan State center Chris Morris.

A captain for the Michigan State offense, Chris Morris has been a model of consistency.

The three-year starter helped the Spartans rank fifth in the nation in total offense in 2005, gaining 497.27 yards per game. A model of consistency, Morris graded out 90 percent or higher for blocking consistency in 41 of his last 45 games.

He started the first nine games at center in 2002, but missed the final three games with a left knee injury that required reconstructive surgery. He earned Academic All-District IV honors as a sophomore in 2003, ranking second on the squad with 46 knockdowns.

Morris was an All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention in 2004. He collected academic All-District honors for the third time and registered 80 knockdowns for the season. He made only 37 knockdowns as a senior, but graded out at 96 percent for blocking consistency.



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