|Former Georgia Tech LB George Morris dies in North Carolina|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 10 December 2007 16:50|
The school said Morris died in Highlands, N.C., from an apparent heart attack as he sat in his car outside a restaurant.
``Georgia Tech lost part of its heart and soul today,'' athletic director Dan Radakovich said. ``George Morris represented everything that is good about Georgia Tech football. The pride that he felt in the institute and its athletic program saw no bounds.''
Morris, a native of Vicksburg, Miss., played on Bobby Dodd-coached teams that went 23-0-1 in 1951 and '52. The Yellow Jackets were 12-0 in 1952, including a 24-7 victory over Mississippi in the Sugar Bowl, and were picked as national champion by several media services.
Michigan State was No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll.
After a brief stint in the NFL, Morris returned to Atlanta and began his own business, George Morris and Associates. He was an SEC football official from 1960-89 and more recently served as president of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation.
``We have truly lost one of the great ones,'' Radakovich said. ``The entire Georgia Tech athletic community is in mourning.''
Morris is survived by his wife, Polly, and five children.