Dick Morris - 1960 Football


A standout in football, basketball and baseball, Dick Morris graduated from Wayland High in 1960. The football Warriors never lost a game in Dick's four years as a running back/linebacker, compiling a 33-0-1 record. He led the state in scoring as a senior in 1959. He was a Wigwam All-American his senior year, also holds the distinction of scoring the first touchdown of the game against traditional rival Weston four years in a row.

In addition to his gridiron prowess, Dick was a guard on the basketball team and a third baseman/pitcher on the baseball team. Wayland won league championships in all three sports the four years he was in high school. In fact, the Warriors won their initial Eastern Mass championship in baseball his senior year.

Dick played semiprofessional football for the Framingham Falcons for two seasons, joined the Wayland Fire Department in 1966, became a captain in 1978 and retired in 2001. He also ran his own landscaping and snowplowing company for 30 years. Morris and his wife of 47 years, Evelyn, are the parents of four daughters: Janet, Linda, Lori and Lisa and 12 grandchildren.