Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris, a rookie sixth round draft pick, was a long-shot to start the season. However, when it came time to strap on the pads Week 1 vs. New Orleans he was named the starter and quickly ascended as the team’s No. 1 feature back.
Setting out to prove his critics wrong, the rookie rushed for 1,613 yards on the ground which was good for second in the league behind only Adrian Peterson (NFL MVP). His 13 touchdowns ranked second in the NFL behind only three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro running back Arian Foster.
Named a Pro Bowl alternate, No. 46 stepped up to share the spotlight with fellow rookie and number two overall pick, Robert Griffin III, creating one of the best one-two punch tandems in the league.
Morris earned respect and recognition around the league for his first-year performance which is why he was ranked #64 on the list of “Top 100 Players of 2013″ as voted on by his peers.
Here’s the video in case you missed the announcement:
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