GREENVILLE, Ill. - Greenville University celebrates with Nicholas Morrow, its first NFL player! The Oakland Raiders welcomed Morrow onto the team's 53-man roster today. Morrow will begin his NFL regular season career on Sunday, September 10, in Nashville, Tenn., against the Titans.
During an exclusive interview with Greenville's senior vice president, Dr. Edwin Estevez, Morrow stated, "It's not who I am or what I am made of, it's all God."
Morrow, a biology major at Greenville, is widely recognized by faculty and coaches as a smart, talented, hardworking individual both on and off the field. Morrow celebrated Greenville University's 30th football season with the Panthers last year touting its unique character and community development EMAP program (Every Man a Panther).
Morrow, who caught the attention of NFL scouts during his collegiate career, was signed as an undrafted free agent. As a defensive back from Huntsville, Ala., Morrow was Greenville's first AFCA NCAA Division III All-American. He was also the UMAC's most valuable defensive player and a member of the UMAC's first team all-conference squad.
Over four years as a Panther, he collected 151 solo and 71 assisted tackles over 34 games. He added five quarterback sacks and 38 tackles for a loss of yards.
In the takeaway department, Morrow added four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and three interceptions. He scored two touchdowns in 2014, one on a punt return and the other on a fumble recovery.
He was asked to carry the ball in 2016 and scored two rushing touchdowns and a two-point conversion.
About the Greenville University Football Program
The football program at Greenville University is known as a premier small Christian college football team, committed to high academic standards, and equally committed to building champions for Christ.
The EMAP Brotherhood is a diverse, inclusive, respectful and loving community of athletes passionate in applying biblical values to our athletic experience. EMAP stands as a witness to the culture that it is possible to be fierce committed football players and play the game in a way that honors Jesus Christ.
Greenville University inspires men to lead courageously and accept responsibility. Players choose commitment over comfort. Players commit to being selfless and to leaving a legacy that lasts beyond each of their own lives.
About Greenville University
Greenville University was founded in 1892 by the Free Methodist Church with the intent to provide a distinctive, Christ-centered college education for men and women. Located 45 miles east of St. Louis, Mo., the college's first president, Wilson T. Hogue, used the motto "education for character" to describe the college's purpose. Its mission 125 years later – empowering students for lives of character and service – echoes that purpose.