Alfred Morris loves to watch movies.
He especially loves to go to the theater, and then go out and add to his large DVD collection.
So it should come as no surprise that Morris is well aware of the work of actor Matthew McConaughey.
Anyway, Morris on June 4 will be joining the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation in its first-ever “Movies With Morris” event, in which Morris and several of his teammates (currently scheduled to attend are Chris Baker, Darrel Young, Nick Sundberg, Ryan Kerrigan and Robert Griffin III) will treat attendees with a movie of their choice, and a bunch of other goodies.
Morris went on the set of Redskins Nation today to promote the event, but was given a bit of breaking news by host Larry Michael:
McConaughey — a huge Redskins fan — is now confirmed to also be in attendance at Movies With Morris, which is honoring the running back for winning the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award last season.
You can see Morris’ reaction to the news above — it was classic. I was in the room and can legitimately say it was a surprise to the Pro Bowler, who gushed about McConaughey’s Academy Award-winning work.
If you’re hoping to score a ticket to Movies With Morris, click here.
And here’s some more backgruond on McConaughey’s Redskins fandom:
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.