Maryland football starts its season in 56 days. Until then, we’re profiling each and every player on the roster.
Brendan Moore, center
Weight: 295 pounds
Year: RS sophomore
High school: Westwood High School (Austin, Tex.)
Jersey number: 64
How he got to College Park
Moore, a three-star recruit of out Austin, Texas, committed to Maryland in June 2013. While he’s a center for the Terps, he made a point to be a versatile recruit who had potential at any offensive line position. He was the No. 117 tackle in the class of 2014 and the No. 184 player in Texas, per the 247Sport Composite. He also published this essay for his high school teammates on how to be recruited.
He redshirted his freshman season with the Terps, and made his debut against Richmond in the team’s 2015 season-opener. Moore received snaps in seven games last season as a utility lineman, as he was blocked by Evan Mulrooney at center.
A career highlight
His one career start, which came against Rutgers in the last game of the season. He helped the Terps rack up 402 rushing yards in their only Big Ten win of the season.
Moore will be Maryland’s starting center for 2016, and probably 2017 and 2018 as well. He’s on the watch list for Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s top center, even though he’s never started for Maryland at the position. He’s likely to be a cornerstone at the position.
What a dream season would look like
He becomes the leader of Maryland’s offensive line, and the team improves upon the No. 96 ranking in sack rate it finished with in 2015. He cements his position as starting center for 2017 and 2018.
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