Morrison was named All-Conference, All-Sun Belt Conference Tournament, and Most Valuable Player of the Sun Belt Tournament held at the University of South Alabama (Mobile) in 1983. Morrison led his team to a #12 ranking before losing to eventually National Champion, Miami Hurricanes, in the NCAA tournament in Norfolk Virginia. Morrison was named All-American later that year which was only the school's 3rd such honor in its history.
Morrison was later offered a professional contract by the St. Louis Cardinals through the 83 supplemental draft. He was assigned to Tampa "A" and later that year, moved to Savanah "AA" of the Florida State Southern League. He batted .419 and had a team leading 21 doubles. In 1985 after hitting .374, Morrison was moved up to the Louisville KY "AAA", where he started in all games while playing 3rd base for the Redbirds. He hit .359 with 12 doubles, 1 triple, and 12 homers before being injurred while trying to score a game winning run against the Nashville Sounds in Nashville TN.
Morrison returned to spring training in 1986 and was put on the major league roster, but after a long rehabilitation stint in 87, Morrison returned home to Gadsden Alabama and now resides in Birmingham Alabama.
Morrison had many accomplishments while attending the University of Alabama - Birmingham. In his first official at bat, Morrison hit a grand slam off Bobby Thigpen of Mississippi State (later White Sox and National League All Time Record Holder for saves at 57 total ). He went on to lead the team in hitting in the fall of 1981 while batting .512. By the 1982 season, Morrison was a regular while starting one game in 8 different positions, still a record at the University. Morrison was named on the All-Sun Belt Conference Tournament Team in his junior season, hitting .487 in the Sun-Belt Conference tourney held in New Orleans on the campus of New Orleans University.
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