MORRIS, FRANK (Elected as a Player, May 13, 1983.)

Frank Morris began his football career during the Second World War playing for Navy teams in Toronto and Halifax.  With the experience gained from these games, many of the HMCS York Team players, including Morris, joined the Argonauts after the war.  Morris, considered a tremendous Guard and Defensive Tackle played for Toronto and Edmonton while in the CFL.  Frank's talents helped the Argos to 3 consecutive Grey Cup victories from 1945 to 1947.  In 1948, Morris was chosen Argos team Captain and was named to Toronto's All-Time Modern Era All-Star team.

While in Edmonton, Morris acted as co-Captain in 1953 and 1954.  He won another 3 straight Grey Cups while in Edmonton from 1954 to 1956 and during the 1955 season, Frank was chosen to play in the first ever East vs. West All-Star Game.

Morris continued to work within the CFL acting as the Director of Player Development for the Eskimos.  He was a part of 5 more Grey Cup Championship teams from 1978 to 1982 as Edmonton won an amazing five in row and captured another in 1987.

For his contributions to the Edmonton Eskimos, Frank Morris was elected to the Edmonton Eskimo Wall of Honour in 1984.


Playing Career:
1942 HMCS York Navy Team
1943-1944 HMCS Stadacona Navy Team
1945-1949 Toronto Argonauts
1950-1958 Edmonton Eskimos

Executive Career:
1973-1988 Director of Player Development, Edmonton Eskimos
1991 Director, Canadian Player Personnel, Calgary Stampeders

Awards and Honours:
Grey Cup Winning Teams - Player: 1945, 1946, 1947, 1954, 1955, 1956
Grey Cup Winning Teams - Administrative: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987


All facts and figures courtesy the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Text Source: www.cfl.ca

Updated and edited Sept. 27, 2002