Versatile running back with dynamic speed • Catches the ball well out of the backfield and can return kicks.
2014 - Junior Season
Junior speedster appeared in 12 games at tailback, starting six • Rushed 65 times for 278 yards and four touchdowns • Also caught 21 passes for 178 yards and returned nine kickoffs for 186 yards to post 642 all-purpose yards • Had three receptions for 21 yards and one kickoff return for 18 yards vs. Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl • Finished with career highs of 17 carries and 96 yards in the win at Duke • Gained 80 yards on 14 touches - 41 rushing yards and 39 receiving yards on five catches - in the win over Georgia Tech • Caught three passes for a season-high 59 yards at Notre Dame • Rushed nine times for 46 yards and two touchdowns at East Carolina • Also caught two passes for 29 yards against the Pirates • Had 20 rushing yards and a touchdown in the season opener against Liberty.
2013 - Sophomore Season
Appeared in 12 games with five starts and rushed for 296 yards and five touchdowns • Averaged 4.9 yards per carry • Also caught 12 passes for 63 yards • Scored twice in the win over Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl, a 2-yard run in the first quarter to give UNC a 7-0 lead and a 1-yard run in the third quarter • Finished the bowl game with 10 carries for 16 yards • Rushed for 12 yards against Old Dominion • Gained 48 yards on just four carries in the win over Virginia • Had two carries for 10 yards in the win at NC State • Rushed for 33 yads and caught four passes for 29 yards in the win over Boston College • Missed the East Carolina game due to injury and was limited against Virginia Tech and Miami • Started for a third consecutive game and gained 54 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown at Georgia Tech • Rushed 10 times for 46 yards and scored his first two touchdowns of the season in the win over Middle Tennessee • Scored from 26 yards in the first quarter and had a 1-yard plunge in the second to go with a pair of receptions • Made his first career start and rushed 15 times for 69 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.
2012 - Redshirt Freshman Season
Appeared in all 12 games and rushed 69 times for 386 yards and two touchdowns • Also caught 12 passes for 204 yards and two scores, returned 17 kickoffs for 399 yards and returned two punts for 11 yards • Blocked a pair of kicks on special teams • Rushed twice for 10 yards in the win at Virginia • Gained 43 yards on four carries and scored a 30-yard touchdown against Georgia Tech • Also returned six kickoffs for 153 yards to total 196 all-purpose yards on the day • Rushed three times for 12 yards and caught a 7-yard pass in the win over NC State • Gained 77 yards on 10 carries in the win at Miami • Finished with 74 yards on 12 carries and a 7-yard reception against Idaho • Also returned a kickoff for 33 yards and blocked a punt against the Vandals to top 100 all-purpose yards with 121 for the game • Rushed four times for 19 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in the win over East Carolina • Amassed 202 all-purpose yards, caught a pair of touchdown passes and blocked a punt in the loss at Louisville • Scored on a 44-yard wheel route and a 50-yard screen pass to go with four carries for 23 yards • His blocked punt in the fourth quarter led to a Carolina touchdown on the next offensive play • First Tar Heel running back with over 100 yards receiving since Anthony Elzy in 2010 (178 vs. NC State) • Earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors for his performance at Louisville • Carried 14 times for 70 yards and his first career touchdown at Wake Forest • Finished with 10 carries for 49 yards and a 30-yard reception in his collegiate debut against Elon • Redshirted in 2011.
Salisbury High School
Named the top athlete in the state of North Carolina by the NCHSAA • Considered the No. 26 running back in the country by ESPNU • Ranked the No. 12 all-purpose running back and the No. 23 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com • Member of the Orlando Sentinel’s All-Southern Team • Ranked the No. 59 running back in the country by Scout.com • Rated the No. 1 running back in North Carolina and the No. 19 overall prospect in the state by SuperPrep • Rushed for 1,780 yards and 30 touchdowns and had 20 catches for 258 yards as a senior • Rushed for 97 yards and scored a touchdown to earn MVP honors of the state 2-A championship game, which Salisbury won • Also named the conference player of the year • Carried 161 times for 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior • Also had 11 receptions for 269 yards and four more scores • Outstanding track athlete who has run a 10.54 100-meter and 21.47 200-meter • Won back-to-back state 2-A titles in the 100 and 200m dashes • Coached by Joe Pinyan.
Son of Roland and Martha Morris • Exercise and sport science major on the sports administration track • Born Oct. 21, 1992 • Nicknames are “Black Puma,” “Ro,” and “RoDaddy” • Would most like to play professionally for the Carolina Panthers.