A big, mobile centre-half, Tom Morris spent his early days with Haycroft Rovers and Grimsby Rovers before signing professional forms for Grimsby Town in February 1906. He did well at Blundell Park and played in 28 Second Division matches for the ‘Mariners’ in 1906-07, but was released in May 1907 to join the Albion.
Tom was first choice centre-half during 1907-08, but an injury in February 1908 forced him to miss the remainder of the season and he played second-fiddle to Joe Wilson the following term, making just seven more first-team appearances before joining former Albion manager Frank Scott-Walford at Leeds City in March 1909.
After playing 109 League and Cup games at Elland Road up to May 1913, Tom was appointed player-coach of Scunthorpe & Lindsey United in the Midland League, but rejoined Walford a year later after the former Leeds boss had taken over as manager of Coventry City.
During the Great War, Tom guested with Wolverhampton Wanderers before losing his life at the Front.