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#79 Gary Moore
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 320
Year: Junior
City/State: Aurora, Colo.
High School: Overland
Experience: 2 Letters

 

2005 (Sr.)—He played in all 13 games, including the Champs Sports Bowl, with starts the final 10 regular season contests and in the bowl for 11 total.  For the season, he graded out to a 2.52 average on a 0-4 point per play scale, fifth on the team.  In 589 snaps from scrimmage, he had 12 knockdown blocks and six “Perfect 4” plays, while allowing just one quarterback sack, though he did tie for the team low in allowing 17 pressures.  He had two touchdown blocks, tying two others for the team lead, and was flagged for four penalties.  He was CU’s offensive lineman of the week for the Oklahoma State, when he posted his best single-game grade of the season (2.72).  Moore played every snap on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams (61), as he was in for every play by the unit from his sophomore through senior years (164 total).

 

2004 (Jr.)—He saw action in all 13 games including the Houston Bowl (no starts), as he played in 12 on offense (the bowl as well) and in all on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams (he played all 53 snaps on the unit).  He graded out to 74.0 percent for the season on 100 gradable snaps from scrimmage, with two knockdown blocks.  He allowed just one quarterback pressure and did not allow a sack or get called for any penalties.  His top game grade with 10 or more plays came against North Texas (75.0).  He saw action at both guard and tackle.

 

2003 (Soph.)—He saw action in all 12 games, including nine of offense and all on special teams (one start, the first of his career coming at Texas Tech).  On offense, he played 277 snaps, grading out to 67.1 percent for the season.  He had six knockdown blocks and two touchdown blocks while allowing nine pressures, four quarterback sacks and was called for three penalties.  His top game grade of 81.0 came against Kansas (61 snaps, 51 plus-plays), while grading out to 71.7 percent (61-43) in his start against Texas Tech.   He also played all 50 snaps on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams.

 

2002 (Fr.-RS)—He was the backup at tight-side tackle the entire season, seeing action in five regular season games as well as the Alamo Bowl against Wisconsin.  He was in for 27 plays from scrimmage, grading out to 77.8 percent (21 plus plays) during the 13-game regular season, and played almost two dozen more in the bowl game.  He had three knockdown blocks and one downfield block on the year.  In an impressive off-season conditioning program, he worked hard to drop 45 pounds from his frame, down to 325 from the 370 he weighed when he reported to CU.

 

2001 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire season on the offensive line.  Prior to the Kansas game, he sang “God Bless America” at Folsom Field in the first game following the tragic Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  He was CU’s Scout Team Offensive Award winner for that game as well.

 

HIGH SCHOOL—He earned PrepStar All-American and all-Midlands honors as a senior as the No. 7 defensive lineman in the region and the No. 29 player overall.  Also named all-Midlands by the Prep Football Report and SuperPrep, who respectively named him as the No. 5 and No. 10 offensive linemen in the region.  He was named all-state by the Rocky Mountain News and honorable mention by the Denver Post, and was also selected to the Colorado blue chip list by both newspapers.  He also made the Las Vegas Sun’s Super 11 honorable mention team (showcasing the best 33 players in the west).  A two-time, first-team all-Centennial Conference selection as a junior and senior.  He predominantly played offensive guard, but did see occasional action on defense in short yardage situations, registering four tackles.  He tore his MCL late in October of his senior year (against Boulder); he underwent reconstructive knee surgery shortly thereafter and missed the remainder of the season.  Top games as a senior before the injury included a 24-17 win over Arapahoe, when he helped pave the way for Overland tailback Marcus Sias’ 200-yard rushing day, and a 24-21 overtime victory over Smoky Hill that sent the Trailblazers into the playoffs.  Defensively, his best career game came against Mullen as a junior, where he knocked down five passes in a 33-17 losing effort.  Posted 22 tackles as a junior, five for losses, one fumble recovery and the five PBU’s from that one game.  Overland was 7-4 his senior season, losing to Northglenn in the first round of the state playoffs, 3-7 his junior year and 6-4 his sophomore year under coach Tony Manfredi.  In the Rocky Mountain News, Manfredi said of Moore, “(He is) one of the most dominating offensive lineman to pass through this state in several years.”.  SuperPrep backed him up in writing, “He is totally dominating along the trenches.”  He also lettered three times in basketball, averaging 8.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a junior on the varsity team.  He also lettered twice in track, throwing the discus and shot put.

 

ACADEMICS— He graduated in December 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

 

PERSONAL— Born November 14, 1982 in Denver.  He loves music, especially gospel music and sings in his church choir.  Hobbies include singing and drawing.

 

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