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Former Texas Tech standout wide receiver Eric Morris begins his first season at Washington State University as the Cougars' wide receivers coach. Morris is reunited with Mike Leach, who he played for from 2005-08.
Morris has spent the past two seasons on Kevin Sumlin's staff at the University of Houston, most recently as an offensive graduate assistant and as the offensive quality control assistant in 2010.
In 2011 Houston's offense led the nation in passing (443.8 ypg), total offense (599.0 ypg) and scoring (50.8 ppg), en route to a 12-1 record including a win over Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl.
Prior to Houston, Morris played in the Canadian Football League. He joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders out of training camp in 2009 and dressed for four games while battling a knee injury.
Morris lettered at Texas Tech from 2005-2008. As a senior wide receiver, he recorded 10 receptions for 89 yards against Mississippi during his final collegiate game in the Cotton Bowl. A versatile, all-around player, Morris was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team as a punt returner by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and was a 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Team member.
He is one of only four players in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision history to be a part of multiple receiving trios with each player recording at least 60 receptions in a season.
Morris received his bachelor's degree in communications studies from Texas Tech in 2008.
A native of Shallowater Texas, and a product of Shallowater High, Morris was named the All-South Plains Super Team Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2003. That season, he finished with 926 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns while throwing for another 1,926 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Morris and his wife, Maggie, reside in Pullman.