The Morris Family
(Left to Right) Nelson Morris, Malik Morris, Kahlil Morris Jr., Richard Morris, Kahlil Morris, Dana Morris
The men of the Morris family have a family tradition—attend Pittsburgh Westinghouse.
Richard Morris could remember sixth grade at Baxter School when his parents would allow him to go to the Westinghouse football games.
“My fascination started early, and all of my kids had the same opportunity,” said Mr. Morris. That opportunity Mr. Morris is referring to was attending Pittsburgh Westinghouse football games, even as a youngster.
“It’s a family tradition. My father used to take my oldest son to football games to see my brother, Barry, play.”
Mr. Morris’ brothers, Curt (Class of 1974) and Barry (Class of 1976), also graduated from Pittsburgh Westinghouse.
Upon graduation in 1969, Mr. Morris went on to study Community Education at Antioch College, where he holds both a bachelor and master’s degree. From the Department of Corrections to Job Corps, Mr. Morris has worked in the Human Services field for almost a half-century. After a long stint with the Housing Authority of Pittsburgh, Mr. Morris is currently the Director of Housing with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.
He is also very active as a Pittsburgh Westinghouse alumnus. Mr. Morris is a member of the Westinghouse Alumni Partners, which includes the Wall of Fame, Bulldog Nation, Westinghouse Alumni Association, and Alumni Band.
Mr. Morris has two sons—Malik and Kahlil.
After years of following Bulldogs football, Malik hit the gridiron himself before graduating in 1988. Malik went on to Norfolk State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Malik works in mental health as a director.
Malik’s younger brother, Kahlil, also played football and graduated from Pittsburgh Westinghouse in 1994. In 2000, Kahlil graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in communication. He works for Housing Opportunities Unlimited as the Director of Resident Services.
Kahlil has three sons-- Kahlil Jr., Dana, and Nelson.
Kahlil Jr. played football and basketball for the Bulldogs and graduated from Pittsburgh Westinghouse in 2016. Dana is currently a senior at the high school where maintains a 3.9 grade point average with a full Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) schedule. The youngest, Nelson, is headed to Pittsburgh Westinghouse this fall for ninth grade.
More than a tradition, the Morris Men have built a Bulldogs legacy of their own.