Joe Morris was a Massachusetts All-State athlete in High School. Morris received multiple football scholarships across the country and ultimately chose to play at Syracuse University. After careful consideration, Morris decided to attend Syracuse University where he would become a 4-year starter at Halfback. Morris holds University records for all-time rushing yards, single season rushing yards, and single game rushing yards. Morris was drafted 45th overall by the New York Giants in the 1982 NFL Draft. Morris led the NFL with 21 rushing touchdowns in 1985 and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XXI one year later.