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Larry Morris


Lawrence Cleo Morris

Inducted 1992

Date of Birth



Decatur, GA


Georgia Tech (1951-1954)


Larry Morris starred as an athlete and scholar at Georgia Tech. He lettered in football and baseball, was captain of both teams, and earned a degree in industrial management. He was all-conference in 1952 and 1953, consensus All-America in 1953, and team captain in 1954. Morris, who stood 6-1, and weighed 205-pounds, played center all four years and has been named as linebacker on the All-Southeastern Conference 25-Year Team for 1950-74. He played pro football 1955-1966 with the Rams, Bears and Falcons. Morris operated insurance and land development companies in Atlanta and was active in community affairs. In 1980, the National Collegiate Athletic Association gave him one of its Silver Anniversary Awards. There are six of these each year, given to an athlete, 25 years after graduation, for a distinguished career record. In his four seasons at Georgia Tech, the team had a 40-5-2 record and played in the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl (twice).


Height 6'1

Weight 205

Career Highlights

  • 1954 Second Team All-America
  • 1953 All-Conference
  • 1953 Consensus All-America
  • 1952 All-Conference
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