LEXINGTON, Ky. - Guy Morriss, a 15-year NFL offensive lineman who played in Super Bowls with Philadelphia and New England before coaching collegiately at Baylor and Kentucky, has died.
He was 71.Kentucky announced that Morriss died Monday in Danville, Kentucky. Athletics spokesman Tony Neely confirmed the school was informed by his family.
No cause of death was specified in a release, though Morriss was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2017.Morriss played with the Eagles from 1973-83 after being drafted in the second round and started at center in their 27-10 Super Bowl loss to the Oakland Raiders in 1981.
He also spent four seasons with the Patriots and played in 217 NFL contests, including Super Bowl XX, with 177 starts.Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski mourned his ex-teammate on social media and said, "So sad to hear my great center Guy Moriss has passed away.