Essentially a left-back, Steve Morris, who played for Exeter City between 1969 and 1972, needed to develop into an utility player given the consistency of Jimmy Blain. He nonetheless made over seventy league appearances having signed for the club from Bristol City. He later played for Cheltenham Town.One of two players who joined Exeter City at the same time in June 1969 from Bristol City, John Giles being the other. Morris had been an apprentice at Ashton Gate signing a full contract in June 1967 but he never played for the first-team.
He made a goalscoring debut for Exeter City in a 2-1 home defeat against Darlington in August 1969. In and out of the side throughout his stay at St James’ Park, he signed for Cheltenham Town in the summer of 1972 before later having a spell with Bideford. Morris continued to live in the Exeter area and later worked on the railways.