Paul Morrison
©Drake Athletics

Drake Legend Paul Morrison Passes Away

Paul Morrison ©Drake Athletics

Paul Morrison
©Drake Athletics

A sad day in Bulldog World today with the loss of Paul Morrison. I first met Paul in 1980 when I was the producer of The Chuck Shelton Coach’s Show. Drake was one of the most traveled football teams in the nation that year. Three times Drake traveled to Texas to play Lamar, W. Texas State and Texas Arlington, but also traveled and defeated Colorado in Boulder and also won at Long Beach State in Anaheim, CA. (late addition: I forgot to include a win at. New Mexico State. The Bulldogs were 7-4 in 1980, led by Rick Casio at QB) I would often room with Paul and we along with friend and booster, the Late Jack Buss, would joke about the wild times we had at the parties in our room. From then on, Paul and I would great each other with the salutation “Hi Roomie.”

Feature photo: Paul Morrison ©Drake Athletics

No one was a bigger advocate and supporter of Drake athletics. For me, it was a privilege and pleasure to be connected with such a great, fan, friend and example.

Thanks Roomie for all the memories, fun and most of all, all the awesome parties we imagined we had on the road. You’re a good man.

“The souls of the just are in the hand of God…”-Wisdom

Here are a couple of links to stories on recent death of Paul Morrison

  • Des Moines Register December 1st, 2017 by Daniel Finney  click here!
  • Des Moines Register December 1st, 2017 by Cody Goodwin, click here!
Visitation will be at Dunn’s Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Ave. Des Moines, Iowa 50311 this Tuesday between 4-7 pm.
Memorial service will be this Wednesday at 11 am at Drake Knapp Center.
There was a moment of silence before the Drake-Iowa State women’s basketball game Thursday night. His honorary Drake letterwinner’s jacket was placed on his customary seat on press row.