Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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No. 19 Byron “Bam” Morris (Running Back 1991 – 1993)

The most physically imposing running backs in Texas Tech history is the 19th greatest player in Texas Tech history.

At 6-foot-0, 240-pounds, Morris powered his way to a Southwest Conference record 1,752 yards in his junior season of 1993. Morris averaged 5.6 yards per carry on 638 rushing attempts.

Finishing his career with 3,554 yards, Morris is third on the Texas Tech career rushing yards list. His 1993 season is the second-most prolific season of any Texas Tech running back and his 1992 season is 9th best on the same list.

Morris scored 37 rushing touchdowns while at Texas Tech including a school record 22 in 1993.

Unfortunately, Morris’ multiple arrests for drug possession marred his professional career. His high point in the NFL came in Super Bowl XXX when he rushed 19 times for 73 yards and 1 touchdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they pushed the Dallas Cowboys to the brink.

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