Former Texas Tech standout Eric Morris begins his second season at the University of Houston and his first as a graduate assistant for the offensive side of the ball. In 2010, he served as the offensive quality control assistant where he assisted the offensive staff with administrative duties.
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 Houston.