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5  Devin Moore
Devin Moore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Cardinal Ritter

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 191

Position:
Running Back


UW This Season: Devin Moore should be one of the most exciting players in the Mountain West Conference in 2008. He established himself among the league's top running backs as a junior, ranking fifth in the MWC and 58th in the nation in rushing, averaging 80.4 yards per game. He also ranked seventh in the conference and 74th in the NCAA in all-purpose yards, averaging 116.4 yards per game. Moore will enter his senior season having rushed for 1,662 yards. He needs only 250 yards to break into the Top 10 in school history in career rushing yards.

2007: Moore fell just 35 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season in `07, rushing for 965 yards. In addition to ranking among league and national leaders in rushing (fifth in the MWC, 58th in the NCAA) and all-purpose yards (seventh in MWC, 74th in NCAA), Moore also ranked 14th in the MWC in total offense (80.4 yards per game) and was 20th in the conference in scoring (3.50 points per game). He earned Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance versus Ohio. In that game, Moore rushed for a career high 198 yards and two touchdowns in Wyoming's 34-33 road victory. He also had three kickoff returns for 59 yards and caught four passes for five yards in that game to account for 262 all-purpose yards, which was also a career high. Moore posted three other 100-yard rushing games in 2007. He ran for 135 yards versus TCU, 125 against Virginia and 105 against Air Force. In the four games Moore rushed for 100 or more yards, the Cowboys won three of those four games (Virginia, Ohio and TCU). He caught 24 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown. Moore also returned 10 kickoffs for 271 yards, including a 98-yarder for a TD in the season finale versus Colorado State -- the first kickoff return for a touchdown of his Wyoming career.

2006: Moore ranked in the Top 10 in the MWC in rushing, kickoff returns and all-purpose yards as a sophomore. He was also utilized as a receiver, ranking fourth on the Wyoming squad in receptions (21), in addition to being UW's second-leading rusher (574 yards). Moore averaged 77.7 yards of all-purpose yardage in `06 to rank No. 8 in the MWC. He led UW in all-purpose yardage, combining for a total of 932 yards rushing, receiving and on returns. Moore ran for 47.8 yards on the ground per game to rank No. 9 in the conference in that category. The third area that Moore ranked among league leaders was kickoff returns as he was sixth in the MWC, averaging 16.3 yards per return. On the Cowboy squad, Moore led UW in kickoff returns, running back 15 kickoffs for 245 yards. He was second to Seldon in rushing, carrying the ball 80 times for 574 yards and a 7.2 average per carry. Moore also caught 21 passes for 113 yards -- the fourth highest number of receptions of any Cowboy in `06. His best individual game of the year came in a 27-24 home win over San Diego State. Versus the Aztecs, Moore was named MWC Offensive Player of the Week. He rushed for a season high 131 yards on 22 carries vs. SDSU, and he returned one kickoff for 28 yards. That resulted in 159 all-purpose yards. He accumulated a season best 205 yards of all-purpose yardage at BYU, rushing for 94 yards, catching two passes for 12 yards and recording 99 yards on five kickoff returns. One of his runs from scrimmage vs. BYU went for 71 yards and a touchdown.

2005: Moore was Wyoming's second-leading rusher in 2005, carrying the ball 26 times for 123 yards. He also caught six passes for 63 yards, and returned five kickoffs for 63 yards. His 249 all-purpose yards ranked him fifth on the Cowboy squad in `05 as only a redshirt freshman. He appeared in nine of 11 games for the Cowboys, including the final seven games of the season.

2004: Redshirted.

High School: He was named by the Indianapolis Star as the top running back in the state in its annual position-by-position and "Mr. Football" award selections. Moore was an Indianapolis Star 2003 Super Team All-State selection. The Indianapolis Star named him the West Co-Player of the Year. He was also named one of the Top 50 players in the state of Indiana in 2003 by the Indiana High School Coaches Association. Both his junior and senior seasons, he earned All-City and All-State honors. He rushed for 2,768 yards on 275 carries as a high school senior, scored 34 rushing touchdowns and ranked No. 2 in the state of Indiana in rushing. He averaged 10.1 yards per carry and 197.7 yards per game his senior season. As a receiver, Moore caught 14 passes for 263 yards and four TDs. He scored 228 points in 2003. On defense, he ranked third on his team with 79 total tackles, including two tackles for losses, and he intercepted four passes from his defensive back position. In the Indiana Class A Championship Game, Moore carried the ball 27 times for 210 yards, including a 65-yard TD run as Cardinal Ritter defeated Seeger High School 28-0. Class A is the smallest classification in the state of Indiana. Cardinal Ritter posted an 11-1 record in 2003. Moore served as a team captain his senior season. Also an outstanding track athlete, he qualified for the state track championships as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. He ran career bests of 10.6 second in the 100 meters, 21.6 in the 200 meters and 49.7 in the 400 meters. In the North Central Indiana preseason rankings for the spring of 2004, he was ranked No. 2 in the 200 meters and No. 3 in the 400 meters. Moore was coached in high school by head football coach Jim Boswell. Moore was also recruited by Indiana.

Personal: Born Nov. 6, 1985, he is one of three sons of Shelia and Kevin Moore. Moore is majoring in business administration.

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