NFL star Alfred Morris has worked his way up from sixth-round pick to two-time Pro Bowler.
But since college, the 34-year-old NFL running back has been driving the same car he once bought cheaply.
Morris bought a silver Mazda 626 in 1991 from his pastor for only $2.
He bought the car his freshman year in 2010 while he was playing college football at Florida Atlantic University.
Alfred entered the 2012 draft and was selected in the sixth round by Washington.
And he was strong as a rookie, rushing for 1,613 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.
Still, Morris would rather drive his 1991 car than improve his vehicle.
In 2013, when news broke about Alfred’s now-classic car, Mazda dealerships in Washington DC banded together to return the car as close to 1991 specifications as possible.
Dealers were able to upgrade the car’s mechanical systems, fit new panels and apply a new paint color.
After the repair, Morris would continue to use his Mazda 626 as his primary vehicle.
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He reached the Pro Bowl in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Alfred played for six more seasons and played for four other teams – the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants.
The Florida native earned $8 million over his nine-year career.
And 34-year-old Morris will not upgrade his car.
“It just keeps me grounded where I’m from and all the hard work that it takes for me to get to this point,” he explained in 2012. via CNBC.
“It will always be my baby and I will ride it until it dies.”
Morris has a total of 6,173 rushing yards and 35 rushing touchdowns in his career.
And he still remains a free agent despite playing permanently with the Giants in 2020.