Full Name: MEL MORRIS
Date of Birth: 08/06/1895
Height: 178 cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 76 kg ( 12-0 )
Debut: 14/05/1921, Round 2, South Melbourne
Last Game: 21/08/1926, Round 15, Hawthorn
Total Games: 89
Total Goals: 148
Honours: Premiership 1921, Leading Goalkicker 1924 Goals 44, 1925 Goals25, Captain/Coach 1926, Victorian Representative Team Games 3 Goals 15.
Mel was a centreman and half-forward. He was a talented player who had a good turn of speed. He originally played football with Wesley College where he once kicked 22 goals during a game in 1911. He joined Richmond in 1921 and was a member of their Premiership side that year. He won the Best and Fairest award in 1922 and was the leading Goalkicker in 1924 and 1925. His highest individual goal tally was 6 against Geelong in 1922 and Melbourne in 1924 and he kicked 5 goals or more, on four occasions. He was captain/coach in 1926 and he represented Victoria three times. After leaving Richmond, he coached Brunswick for one year.
He served in the A.I.F during the First World War where he was wounded whilst on active service. After retiring as a player, he became a radio commentator with the A.B.C, where he remained for many years. He also had a stint at 3AR. Mel was one of the first commentators to call a VFL game on radio. A good, all-round sportsman he was also a fine Sub-District cricketer with Elsternwick. He died in 1956. His father played football with Melbourne prior to the commencement of the VFL.
Wesley College Junior Football ; Elsternwick 1920 ( Honours - Captain 1920 ).
Brunswick Coach 1927, Games 1, Goals 0.