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Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Joe Morris joined the Giants in 1982 as a second-round draft choice from Syracuse.

Morris is third in Giants history with 5,296 rushing yards and 1,318 carries, fourth with 48 rushing touchdowns and second with 19 100-yard games. He holds the single-season franchise record with 21 touchdowns in 1985 (four more than anyone else has had in a season).

Morris has the fourth and sixth-highest single-season rushing totals in Giants history, with 1,516 yards in the 1986 championship season and 1,336 yards in 1985. He owns the eighth-highest single-game rushing total (202 vs Pittsburgh on Dec. 21, 1985). Morris also caught 98 passes for 884 yards and two touchdowns.

Morris played in two Pro Bowls. He is the Giants' postseason leader with 140 carries, 550 yards and four touchdowns (the latter tied with Brandon Jacobs).

In 1986, the Giants were 5-2 after a loss in Seattle and coming home to play Washington on a Monday night and then Dallas. Morris rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns in each game (27-20 and 17-14 victories). They never lost again that season.