Alfred Morris having amazing rookie season
There's no denying that Alfred Morris has had a standout rookie season.
John Auville, also known as Cakes on the Sports Junkies morning show, says Morris has helped carry the Washington Redskins.
The 24-year-old has rushed for more than 1,600 yards and scored more than a dozen touchdowns in his first NFL season. His 1,613 yards set a franchise record for most in a single-season.
Many analysts say for the Redskins to win this weekend, Morris is going to have to play big.
“Seattle has got a ball-hawking secondary, big intimidating corners, so I think the Redskins are going to do what they do every week - they show up and they are going to rush for about 160 or 170 yards,” Auville says.
The Florida native is knocking it out of the park, both on and off the field.
You might have noticed that every time he's scored a touchdown this season, he hits his signature move - mimicking a baseball player hitting a home run.
It isn't a salute to the Nationals - but rather a pint sized little league team from Yorktown, Va. Morris met the ballclub this summer when they came to Ashburn for a baseball tournament.
He immediately became one of their biggest fans - even checking out a game during his break from football.
Morris promised the team if they kept winning, he would shout them out with every touch down.
“That’s how it all started and I kind of did it and I was like I kind of like that,” Morris says.
This team and their parents will be cheering on Morris and Redskins this Sunday.