Believe it. Alfred Morris, a rookie running back for the Washington Redskins was born in 1988. Why is that important? Other than to make the rest of us feel old? Its because car he drives to work every day was built in 1991. And it’s not a classic Mustang Five-point-oh – no, it’s a Mazda 626. Not even an awesome and rare GT Turbo hatchback. It’s a DX. With a stick shift and poverty-grade wheel covers (all present and accounted for).
In light of a seemingly unending stream of NFL and other professional athletes declaring bankruptcy, it’s nice to see a more reasonable attitude toward material possessions – according to Morris, the car “keeps me grounded, where I came from and all the hard work for me to get to this point.”
According the the article posted on The Redskins Blog, Morris even learned how to drive the manual-transmission-equipped ride when he first bought it as a college junior. He also plans on keeping it on the road and bequeathing it to his children someday.
So for those of us who have nursed a ragged old car, or learned to drive stick on the fly, here’s a good candidate for your Hoon-based Fantasy Football team.