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55   Eric Moore
Eric Moore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pahokee, FL

High School:
Pahokee

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 244

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
02/28/1981


At Florida State: An All-America and All-ACC candidate as a senior in 2004...the Seminoles' top returning pass rusher who could emerge as one of the best in the country...returns to his starting position at right end for the second consecutive year...had an impressive junior campaign with 7.5 sacks and 21 unassisted tackles...recorded an interception in the 2004 Orange Bowl...earned the Matt Schmauch Academic Commit-ment Award following spring drills in March...earned second team All-ACC honors last year and should be one of the conference's top defensive players in 2004.

Junior Year (2003): Emerged as the next premiere pass rusher to wear the Garnet and Gold...started 12 out of the 13 games missing the Duke game due to a hand injury...the only non-senior starter on the defensive line and earned All-ACC and ranked second on team with 15 QB hurries ...totaled 25 tackles (21 solo, four assisted),12stops for loss, four pass break-ups, and one forced fumble ...had one solo tackle,one pass break-up and recorded his first career interception in the 2004 Orange Bowl against Miami.

Sophomore Year (2002):Regarded as one of the Seminoles' top rushers despite missing three games in the middle of the season... hospitalized the night prior to the Miami game and had his appendix removed causing him to miss three games (Miami, Notre Dame and Wake Forest)...played behind Kevin Emanuel at left defensive end and saw action in 10 games...recorded a season-best five tackles in back-to-back games against NC State and Florida...ended the year with 25 total tackles, including 20 solo stops...tied for fifth on the team with 11 tackles for loss...his 45 yards in tackles for loss was second on the team...was fourth on the team with three sacks (-20 yards)...forced two fumbles, recovered one and tallied nine quarterback hurries.

Freshman Year (2001): Saw action as a true freshman for the Seminoles at defensive end...one of 12 true freshmen to play for FSU...played in the final 10 games...finished rookie year with 15 tackles, including two for loss...earned playing time in the Gator Bowl...recorded his first career sack against Wake Forest...registered a career-high five tackles (two for loss) against Wake Forest...also had two quarterback hurries.

High School: Considered by many to be one of the top line-backers in the nation and the best linebacker prospect in Florida in 2000...one of four Seminole 2000 signees to be honored as a Parade All-American...a PrepStar and Football News All-American... named to PrepStar's 1999 Top 100 (No. 2 linebacker) Dream Team... listed as the No. 6 prospect in the Southeast Region by PrepStar...a USA Today All-USA second-team selection...Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football Recruiting Guide Florida Player of the Year...25th best player in the country according to Orlando Sentinel...St. Pete Times "Blue Chipper"...all-south selection by Fox Sports Net... SuperPrep's No. 7 linebacker...Rivals100.com's No. 4 linebacker... G&W's No. 3 linebacker...helped lead team to state finals as a junior with former Seminole Anquan Boldin...had 123 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior...also played basketball in high school...chose Florida State over Tennessee, Miami, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Personal: Majoring in studio art...born February 28, 1981.

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