“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”
CORY MORRISSEY – DEFENSIVE END – IOWA STATE
OFF THE FIELD
Cory Morrissey is a junior college defensive end transfer for the Iowa State Cyclones football team. After departing Iowa Western in 2012 to become a Cyclone, Morrissey has supplanted himself indefinitely as a member of the Cardinal and Gold. When he isn’t playing football Morrissey is volunteering for a non-profit organization called “Champions of the Cardinal & Gold”, which seeks to develop youth football skills, but in a non-contact manner. Morrissey’s coaching and positive influence on the youth reflects his commitment to forming a wholesome community. Morrissey recently switched numbers to #58 in honor of his defensive ends coach, Curtis Bray, who recently passed in January 2014. Morrissey hopes to perform at the same elite level in 2014 while paying tribute to Bray. A former Eagle Scout, Morrissey participates in a variety of community outreach programs through Iowa State.
ON THE FIELD
On the field, Morrissey is a high motor performer who distinguished himself by earning the Iowa State Arthur Floyd Scott Award as top defensive lineman and being named All Big-12 Honorable mention by the coaches last season. He led all Iowa down linemen with 52 tackles and 2 sacks. He also led the team in fumble recoveries, tying for second in the Big 12 and ranking third nationally with 3. Entering his senior season Morrissey was also selected to the AFCA All-State Good Works Team. Morrissey’s defensive skills will be utilized heavily as he remains the only returning starter to Iowa’s defensive front.