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Catching up with: Randall Morris

Posted Feb 7, 2012

Randall Morris arrived in Seattle in 1984 as a 10th-round draft choice out of Tennessee and with one of the better nicknames in franchise history.

What he did: Morris arrived in 1984 as a 10th-round draft choice out of Tennessee and with one of the better nicknames in franchise history: “Too Hard to Handle,” as in “Too Hard to Handle Randall.” It was eventually shortened to simply “Too Hard,” with hand gestures to match – two extended fingers that then form a fist. He played behind Curt Warner, so his best rushing total in five seasons came in 1985 when he gained 236 of his 651 career yards. But he also returned kickoffs in ’85 (20.5-yard average), 1986 (20.2) and 1988 (19.8). He played in 61 games and started two.

What he’s doing: Morris, 49, owns Final Clean, a company that prepares just-constructed buildings so the tenants can move in. “I never left the Seattle area,” he said. “I’m from Long Beach, Calif., and I didn’t want to raise my family down there. This is a much nicer place.”

Quick hits

If I could have dinner with anyone – living or dead – it would be: “Obama.”

Must-see TV: “I like to watch those reality shows with the ladies fighting – like ‘The Mob Wives’ and ‘Housewives.’ That’s some crazy stuff to me.”

The best book I’ve ever read: “I’m reading a Steve Harvey book right now: ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.’ ”

You don’t say

My best memory as a Seahawks is: “Just riding on the bus after a big win, sitting next to Steve Largent and telling jokes to the team. It’s dark on the bus and I’m the only one talking. But everybody else is laughing. Those were fun times.”

Something most people don’t know about me: “I really like to swim. I don’t think many people know that.”

If I could relive one day in my life: “I think I’ve been very blessed. So I’m not going to be greedy or complain about anything that ever happened to me. I think I’ve lived a pretty good life. God has blessed me and taken care of my family. So I’m fine. I’m fine the way it is.”