Germany’s Braunschweig New Yorker Lions sign RB Jerome Morris

The Braunschweig New Yorker Lions have added a third running back to the roster with the signing of veteran Jerome Morris.

The 5’11”, 240 lb, 30 year old Morris has spent the last five seasons with the Ingolstadt Dukes, helping them move up to the German Football League in 2017. Last year, Morris rushed for 387 yards and the year before in GFL2 he rushed for 598 yards and 11 touchdowns.

An American-German, Morris was born in Texas but grew up in Munich, Germany where he did not take up football until the age of 12. Starting with his hometown Cowboys, Morris displayed his talents early on and was named to the German national team, winning the European championship in 2010. A year later, Team Germany finished in fifth place at the 2011 tournament in Austria. He signed with the Plattling Blackhawks in 2010 but moved back to his hometown Munich Cowboys the following year when he led the team with 875 yards rushing.

Jerome Morris leaping for a TD vs Saarland Hurricanes in 2017 Photo: Sport CB Fotos

Morris now lives in Hanover, Germany and the move to the Lions cuts his football travel time from five hours to under an hour. He joins a backfield which already includes Chris McClendon and David McCants.

The New Yorker Lions have won four of the last five German championships and reached the final in 2017 losing to the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns in a thriller, 14-13.


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