Nicholas J. Morris
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Football, Baseball
1936
1974

Biography

Morris was an outstanding halfback who started for three years at Holy Cross.  He was a teammate and classmate of fellow Hall of Famer Phil Flanagan and captain of HC's first full-season unbeaten team, the 1935 club which went 9-0-1.  That 1935 team, with Morris running wild, scored 260 points and gave up just 19.  He made several All-New England and All-East teams and received All-America recognition.  He was also a member of the baseball team, starting at first base on HC teams which won 59 games, lost only 8, beat the old Boston Braves, 12-3, and won two Eastern championships.  In each of the three years on the diamond, Morris hit over .300. After graduation he had a successful career as a high school football and baseball coach, leading teams to state baseball titles in both Massachusetts (1960) and Vermont (1969).  He passed away in 1995.