Parents: Tommy and Hilda Moore
High School: Wake Christian Academy
Why Emory & Henry? “It’s a really good football program at a prestigious school. I was impressed that they won the conference championship last year. And since I grew up in a small town, all the open fields made it feel like home.”
Notable: Played wide receiver and free safety in one season at WCA after transferring from Southside High in Chocowinity. Had 511 receiving yards for nine TDs; in on 69 tackles with three interceptions, forced two fumbles and recovered two with two blocked punts. Started as a sophomore at Southside, was co-captain, team MVP and all-conference safety as a junior. Three-year starting center in basketball received three player- of-the-year honors. Was on fifth-place 4x400 team at NCHSAA Class 1A track meet as a junior. ... Has received several academic grants from E&H. Belonged to Beta Club and FBLA. Also has volunteered with Miracle League of the Triangle.
Wake Christian football coach Stephen Cochran: “He’s pretty strong. He did a good job on both sides of the ball. His mama didn’t want him to play after he broke his arm as a junior, but he talked her into it. He was an athletic post player in basketball. He has some really strong academics. He had a couple of D-II offers, but lots of D-III schools had a strong interest in him and he thought Emory & Henry was a really good fit.”
Favorite Bible Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your path straight.” – Proverbs 3:56
Compiled by Mike Potter