Augusta, GA (WJBF) -- Aquinas' senior John Morris is a leader on the field, in the classroom and especially at home. As the oldest of 6 children Morris has served as a father figure at home since his dad was sent to prison 3 years ago. His mom Venus says he has handled the situation amazingly and has been a role model for his siblings.
Morris was also a star running back for the Fighting Irish's first state championship football team, and he's a standout in the classroom. Morris will not be playing football at the next level. He's decided to focus on academics at Mercer and pursue a degree in the medical field.
He is a true scholar athlete and the winner of this week's WJBF Scholar Athlete Award.