Morgan Moses had many aspirations growing up. Two of his long-term goals were met recently.
The first of being a professional football player was achieved a few weeks back when he was selected by the Washington Redskins with the 66th-pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The second also came slightly true during the month of May.
Graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in anthropology shortly after wrapping up rookie minicamp activities, the 6-7 rookie said that he pursued the degree initially thanks to his love with a certain movie hero.
“I always wanted to be the next Indiana Jones,” Morgan said with a chuckle this afternoon. “I took a couple classes at UVA (in anthropology) and I fell in love with one of the professors and it just all kept going from there. I’m now on the track to be an archaeologist.
“It’s a career after the career.”
Moses signed his first professional contract this morning before the last OTA practice of the week with the complete squad and admitted that his strive for ‘greatness’ has been reinforced by the teaching of two-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams.
“You need to learn new techniques, but being able to have guys like Trent Williams and pick their brains and learn from him is very helpful,” Morgan said. “I can lean on him for help.”
While he continues his understudy period, Morgan said he has no specific goals in his first year other than getting better as a football player.
“Right now, I’m just trying to come out here and get better every day and work on my craft,” Morgan explained to a media gathering. “I just want to become a better football player this year.”
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