Watch Giants legend Joe Morris fight back tears discussing Ring of Honor news
Back in the 1980s, few running backs ran with more passion than NY Giants great Joe Morris. The former standout speedster spent seven memorable seasons with the G-Men, putting on a show whenever the ball was in his hands. Now, Morris is going to remembered forever and that’s the way it was supposed to be.
On Tuesday, the Giants announced seven new team legends who will be inducted into the Ring of Honor, with Morris being on the list. While discussing this breaking news, Morris was overcome with emotion and rightfully so. This is a moment that he’s never going to forget.
NY Giants Ring of Honor will welcome seven new additions
That’s just awesome to see from Morris. You can tell how much this means not only to him, but his entire family as well. The fact the his daughters had been asking him when this moment would come is pretty great too. It’s something they’ve had on their minds for quite some time, and now things are going to be going down later this year.
Morris indeed was a force running the ball for the Giants, as he finished his seven seasons with 5,296 yards and 48 touchdowns. He earned two Pro Bowl honors, plus a First-Team All Pro selection. That came in 1986, with Morris putting up video game-type numbers. In ’86, he rushed for a mind-blowing 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns. He finished fourth in MVP voting that season.
Morris isn’t the only big name who will be entering the Ring of Honor, as he’ll be joined by Leonard Marshall, Ottis Anderson, Rodney Hampton, Ronnie Barnes, Kyle Rote and Jimmy Patton. That’s quite the list and every single person is more than deserving of this. There’s plenty of Super Bowl glory on that list too.
While the G-Men might be looking forward to a bounce-back season in 2022, that doesn’t mean the team is going to forget about the past. Morris, along with the others mentioned above, helped bring so much joy to this organization. It’s great to see him so happy about receiving the news from the Mara family. Morris will always be loved by NY fans.