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Patience helped Morrow earn starting job as well as learn guitar

If patience is a virtue, it would make sense that a player like Cooper Morrow is starting to see see good things come his way. And while he might not look the part or be the most flashy player, Morrow is the sort of player that most coaches value having.

A lifelong Lawtonian who has been playing football at MacArthur High since his freshman season, Morrow is what his coach, MacArthur head man Brett Manning calls “a program guy”. Other players might wow you with their physical tools. At 175 pounds, Morrow is not the prototype for what most teams look for in a right tackle.

While other players might have jumped up to the varsity as sophomores or even younger, Morrow was playing his way through the ranks. He played on the freshman team, junior varsity and even spent some time on scout team before getting his chance to be a varsity contributor. Now a senior, Morrow is Mac’s starting right tackle and a key member of the team. And although it was tough at times, he never complained about playing time or wanted to quit.

“You get discouraged whenever you’re not starting, but I was always happy where I was,” Morrow said. “They always get me opportunities. I feel like, if anybody on the team works hard, they’ll get there.”

It’s a message that Morrow tries to pass down to younger players, especially those who might not have the ideal size for the position they play.

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