Hamp Morris

1996 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


Parents: Hamp Sr. and Ruth Morris
Son: Kevin
Daughter: Sabrina

Hamp Morris came to Flint with his parents in 1952 from Lansing, Michigan at the age of eight years old. Hamp attended the Flint schools, and graduated from Southwestern High School. Hamp seemed to be blessed with such natural ability. In basketball in 1960 and 1961 with his jumping ability he led his team in rebounds. Southwestern won the district basketball championship both years.

In football at Southwestern in 1961, Hamp was the first all valley end and player in Southwestern history. All state all classes end. The teams leading receiver with 22 catches, and the second most passes in a season in Flint football history, 22, which was three catches shy of the record. His 350 yards were more than 60% of the teams passing yardage. He was the teams second leading scorer with 21 points. His 350 yards receiving was Southwestern’s most in history, also the highest receiving average of 15.9 yards a catch. Hamp was Southwestern’s first all state end and football player in the schools history. The first in Southwestern’s history in sports, football, basketball and track to earn nine varsity letters. Hamp also kicked extra points, and at 6′ 3″ and 180 pounds was a defensive end extraordinaire with exceptional hands for receiving. An outstanding athlete at Southwestern.

Hamp is employed as an Intermediate School Coordinator. Hamp was the creator of Music people Television Network. He coached an AAU women’s basketball team for 10 years.