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The Legacy Of Conference USA Running Backs

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Normally, 1,613 yards and 13 TDs would have been enough to win Redskins running back Alfred Morris the Rookie of the Year award. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.
Normally, 1,613 yards and 13 TDs would have been enough to win Redskins running back Alfred Morris the Rookie of the Year award. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.

In a normal season, Alfred Morris' 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns in his rookie campaign would have been the talk of the NFL. Unfortunately for Morris, he was a rookie in a year that his teammate Robert Griffin III battled for headlines with fellow rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson. This should not diminish how impressive Morris was however. 

Morris was an explosive, decisive back who was one of the major reasons for the Redskins' success last year. All this after being a relatively unknown back coming from Conference USA's Florida Atlantic.