A little known fact that is often forgotten when considering the magnificent play of running back Alfred Morris—last season, the Pro Bowler led the NFL in 20-yard-plus runs with 10. No other played reached double digits in that category.
His most memorable 20-yards-plus carry came against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday Night Football where he sliced up Dallas’ defense for a 45-yard touchdown run–still the longest of his blossoming career.
Video of NFL.com’s No. 64 play from the 2013 season:
Morris takes the handoff from quarterback Robert Griffin III and follows lead blocker Darrel Young into traffic before the fullback clears enough space on his left side to allow Morris some open room.
From there, No. 46 showcases his balanced game as he steps over defensive lineman Nick Hayden, shreds Orlando Scrandrick and sweeps past Barry Church before putting on the jets.
It was Morris’ third touchdown of the 2013 campaign.
He would finish the season with 1,275 rushing yards and seven touchdowns before appearing in his first Pro Bowl.
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