Former professional baseball player, Braxton Morris accepts offer to play football at U.K. University this fall!
Following a record-setting career at Morehead State, Braxton not only became part of the most successful senior class in program history with 143 victories, he also become the winningest everyday starting position player in program history, starting 221 of the 227 games he appeared in.
Upon graduating in 2018, Morris turned professional, playing with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League and the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers of the USPBL. After a successful first season, Braxton contacted Play Overseas with the ambition of returning both to education and to a sport for which he was recruited for out of high school along with baseball, football.
We recently spoke with Braxton on his experience with Play Overseas and his goals for the season ahead.
After playing NCAA D1 college baseball and starting a professional career, what made you seek a return to football?
Although my journey the last few years has focused on baseball, my goal has always been to be the best all-around athlete I can be. Whether it be baseball, basketball, or football, I wanted to play it at the highest level. I made a decision at the start of college to focus on baseball and I didn’t know if the opportunity to play football would happen again. It did, and in a great place like England, so I’m ready to get going!
What drew you to the prospect of playing in England?
Playing in England is not an opportunity that comes frequently. I am very grateful for this opportunity and for the people that have shown interest in me. I look forward to being able to compete for a championship while also getting my masters degree at a such a great University.
How did you find the recruitment process with Play Overseas
As a student-athlete with a strong academic profile, Play Overseas married my desires to prolong my playing career and to increase my educational attainment in a way that suited me as both a football player and a student. Harry worked relentlessly on my behalf, made himself available for any questions I had, and put me in touch with the proper individuals to help me find the right fit. I’m immensely thankful for the opportunity I’ve been presented with.
What are your goals for your season in England?
My goals for this season in England are to win a championship and obtain my masters degree in Sport Psychology.
What are you most looking forward away from football?
Away from football, I look forward to experiencing a new place and meeting new people. I hope to travel some and see the many places that the world has to offer.
Braxton has been a pleasure to work with throughout the process and we cannot wait to follow his journey when he arrives in the fall. If like Braxton, you would love to pursue your sporting passion whilst working towards your masters degree, apply online today and explore the opportunities that may be available to you!APPLY