AT COLORADO: 2009 (Sr.)—He saw action in 11 games (did not travel to Texas), playing spot times on offense but in all on special teams. He had two offensive touches on the year, both rushes, for a net gain of zero. He did rack up eight special teams points on the strength of four solo tackles, one assisted stop that came inside-the-20, a forced fair catch and a first downfield that altered the path of the return man. He practiced at both tailback and wide receiver in the spring, and lined up on occasion at both during the course of the season.
2008 (Jr.)—He saw action in all 12 games on special teams and a handful on offense. He had seven rushed for 30 yards, the bulk coming in the Texas game when he had three rushes for 25 yards, including his career long dash of 21. He caught one pass for a loss of a yard, and returned one kickoff for 22 yards, but did finish eighth in special team points with 10. He earned those on the strength of seven tackles (six solo), two forced fair catches and a forced fumble. He had a good spring, rushing for 103 yards and a touchdown on 25 tries with six catches for 96 yards and two scores in the three main spring scrimmages.
2007 (Soph.)—He saw action in seven games, the first five of the year and the last two, including the Independence Bowl. In-between, he missed five games due to injury (slight hamstring pull) and illness (fever, virus). He had four carries on the season for 16 yards, as he had one rush for nine yards in the opener against Colorado State and two for nine yards against Miami-Ohio. On special teams duty, he racked up three solo tackles and a forced fair catch on the punt coverage team. In the bowl game against Alabama, he added a solo stop in special teams action.
2006 (Fr.-RS)—He played in 11 games (all but the opener), all on special teams. He was on several units, and finished the year with five special team points on the strength of two tackles (one inside-the-20), and knockdown block and a forced fair catch. He showed signs of explosiveness at times in spring drills, as he had 92 yards on 11 rushes in the three main spring scrimmages (8.4 per), with a 38-yard touchdown run in the first session—the longest rush in all three sessions by any back.
2005 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at tailback.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he was an honorable mention All-Dade County selection as he carried the ball 160 times for over 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. His junior season, he had 90 rushes for 770 yards and five touchdowns. Some of his top prep games include a win against Miami Jackson in his junior year when he rushed 16 times for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Later that season against South Plantation in the first round of the playoffs, he rushed 17 times for 173 yards and one touchdown, as Northwestern prevailed 35-7. In his senior campaign, he ran wild against South Plantation again, as he had 20 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-14 win. Under coach Roland Smith, Northwestern was 7-4 his senior season, losing in the first round of the state playoffs, 12-1 his junior year, losing in the state regional finals and 10-4 his sophomore season. A three-time all-Dad Country performer and four time letterman in track, he ran the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays, the 300-meter hurdles (38.0 best) and competed in the long jump (23-0). His 4x800 relay team won the conference championship his freshman through senior years, and the track teams were the state champs in 2003 and runner-ups in 2004.
ACADEMICS—He graduated with a B.S. degree in Business (Accounting and Management) at Colorado in December 2009, and also took several classes in Japanese. He owned a 3.1 grade point average as a prep, but acquired a 4.0 when weighted with advanced courses as part of the SGA program. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL—He was born November 14, 1987 in Miami, Fla. Hobbies include watching television and hanging out with friends, and he has done volunteer work at a Miami-area hospital. His mother (Carmen Jackson) ran track at Jackson State; an uncle (Frank Armstrong) played football at East Tennessee State; and another uncle (Otis Armstrong) played football at Northwestern. His high school had produced 19 National Football League players, including six in the 2004 season. (Last name is pronounced moid, as in void or boyd.)
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ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Kickoff Returns: 1-22, 22.0 (2008). Special Team Tackles: 3,0—3 (2007); 6,1—7 (2008); 4,1—5 (2009).