Jontavius Morris: The underdog to keep an eye on.


Morris joined the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in 2015, after playing three seasons for the UAB Blazers.In 2014 while at UAB, he racked up 20 tackles, two of them for losses, blocked a kick and returned a fumble 43-yards for a touchdown. He started 19 of 35 games, but only missed one game since 2012. During his senior year in high school, he was named Region I-AA Co-Defensive Player of the Year after recording 55 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles.

But, the former Albany Indian’s defensive lineman s did not have his name called during the NFL draft, but his dreams of playing Pro Football are still very much alive. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the undrafted free agent and he has been vigorously preparing for the rookie mini-camp, ever since.

In having been called an underdog his entire life, he will work double time to make the Buccaneers 53-man roster and continue his endeavor to prove all the naysayers wrong. ” I just want to get there. I don’t want to sit in the back. I just to work hard. I want my hard work not to go unnoticed. I’m happy to be there, and I want to stay. They always told us only one person out of a million make it to the NFL. I fell like if I can beat those odds, I can be successful.”

Morris also said that there were several NFL teams interested in him coming to try out, but Tampa was the best fit.