Bills Name Morris OL Coach

January 19, 2013 Updated Jan 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM EDT

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Bills Name Morris OL Coach

January 19, 2013 Updated Jan 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM EDT

Orchard Park, NY – (Bills Press Release) The Buffalo Bills today announced that Pat Morris has been hired as the team’s offensive line coach.

Morris will enter his 16th season in the NFL coaching ranks in 2013. He began his NFL coaching career in 1997 with San Francisco as the 49ers’ tight ends and assistant offensive line coach through 1998 before being elevated to offensive line coach for five years (1999-2003). Morris also oversaw the offensive lines of Detroit (2004-05), Minnesota (2006-10) and Tampa Bay (2011).

Morris has guided an offensive line that paved the way for a top 10 rushing offense nine times in his 15-year NFL coaching career, including three years as the league’s best (1998, 1999 and 2007). Morris’ offensive lines also blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher 11 times in his 15 seasons in the NFL.

Prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks, Morris spent 21 seasons on the college sideline with stops at Southern California, Northern Arizona, Minnesota, Michigan State and Stanford.

After a four-year playing career at Southern California from 1972-75, Morris joined the Trojan coaching staff as a graduate assistant from 1976-77.

MORRIS’ COACHING CAREER

NFL

Buffalo Bills
2013
Offensive Line

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2011
Offensive Line

Minnesota Vikings
2006-10
Offensive Line

Detroit Lions
2004-05
Offensive Line

San Francisco 49ers
1999-03
Offensive Line

San Francisco 49ers
1997-98
Tight Ends and Assistant Offensive Line

COLLEGE

Stanford
1995-96
Tight Ends and Tackles

Michigan State
1987-94
Offensive Line

Southern California
1983-86
Offensive Line

Minnesota
1979-82
Offensive Line

Northern Arizona
1978
Offensive Line

Southern California
1976-77
Graduate Assistant

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