The countdown of Oregon State Football’s most valuable player continues with number 7. We’re into single digits, just 9 more days until the home opener! Real college football is going to be played this weekend!
#7 David Morris - Safety
Beaver fans know what David Morris is capable of doing when he’s healthy, but health issues have been the problem for the redshirt sophomore. Morris came to OSU as part of the 2017 recruiting class where he was rated as the 3rd best prospect in Oregon and the 351st best nationally.
They weren’t quite sure where Morris would play, originally thinking he might fit well as an outside linebacker. But after a shift to safety, coaches knew that was a position he could thrive in. During the 2017 season (his freshman year), Morris played in 11 games (starting 7), making 75 tackles, with an interception and pass breakup. While it’s not great that your safety ends up with the second most tackles on the team, it’s better than the alternative of them missing tackles and giving up long touchdowns.
After his freshman season, Morris would be plagued by injury after injury, mainly broken bones in his right, then left foot. But Morris has found a possible solution to his foot problems with specially made 3D-printed insoles for his cleats.
Now healthy and ready to go for next season, Morris is expected to sure up one of the starting safety spots. He will make a significant impact along side Jalen Moore, and the Beavs should be suited well to not let anyone bust any huge plays against them.
71 Tackles, 4 PBU’s, 2 INT’s, 1 FF, 1 FR.