Oregon State junior safety David Morris medically retiring from football


Oregon State junior safety David Morris has officially played his last game of college football.

According to Nick Daschel of the Oregonian, the 6’2”, 212-pound safety has medically retired from football:

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The Sherwood, Oregon-native came to Oregon State as a freshman in 2017. He played in 11 games and made seven starts in the Beavers’ secondary. That season, he made 75 tackles (good for second on the team), one interception and one pass break. 

Unfortunately the next season, the injury bug hit. Morris sustained multiple foot injuries and played in just two games. 

Then in 2019, he returned to the secondary for 10 games and made six starts. He recorded 43 tackles, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup. 

As a redshirt-junior in 2020, he played the season-opener vs. Washington State, but that was it due to more injury and COVID-19 protocols. 

Head coach Jonathan Smith said this of Morris back in December:

“He is healthy, but he will not play the rest of the year. His plan is to kind of get locked in and be back in January.”

Morris will end his career in Corvallis, Oregon with 120 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, one interception, two forced fumbles and three pass breakups.