Randall Morris, originally from Long Beach California, took his talents to the University of Tennessee for college and was drafted by the Seahawks. Morris currently still lives in Seattle, very similarly to many other players who get drafted to the Seahawks.
"Seattle gives me peace of mind, tranquility, and a sense of calmness, unlike where I am from. It's also a great place to raise a family. I want to make sure I give my kids a legitimate chance to succeed here in Seattle," Morris said.
He says that his time with the Seahawks was great, and the organization embraced and supported him.
"Everything stems from my time with the Seahawks. They supported and gave me resources to succeed. My life would have been totally different if I had not been a Seattle Seahawks," Morris said recalling his time with the Seahawks and cementing his decision to stay in Seattle.
The Seahawks Legend of the Year award recognizes former players who continuously make an impact in their community. The Seahawks' support for their players doesn't end once they're no longer in the league.
Morris and a friend, Johnny Allen created the Randall Morris Foundation in 2005 to "support youth, families, and communities by providing financial support to those in need in the Pacific Northwest."
Spreading awareness is at the heart of Morris' foundation.
"Educating those who may not know the importance of charities and communities in which we live in," Morris said on why his foundation is necessary, "It's all about giving back."
For Morris it is an honor to be recognized in this way.
"To be named legend of the year by the Seattle Seahawks organization means the world to me because it means that I am being seen by the work I do in the community. Not only that, but the work that I put in is being recognized and respected," he said.
Randall Morris was a running back for the Seahawks from 1984-1988. Take a look at Morris throughout the years.