Honors & Awards
- Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN)
Redshirt freshman defensive end Avery Moss has been one of the breakout players of the 2013 season for the Blackshirts. The 6-3, 265-pound Moss is one of three defensive ends who have been disruptive to opposing quarterbacks, joining senior Jason Ankrah and sophomore Randy Gregory.
Moss played in all 12 games and made three starts. He finished the year with 36 total tackles, with eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. His tackle for loss and sack totals each ranked third on the team. Moss added an interception return for a touchdown against Northwestern, and his six quarterback hurries were second only to Gregory among Nebraska players.
Moss earned freshman All-Big Ten honors from the Big Ten Network for his play this season. Moss is part of a young and talented Nebraska defensive line with seven underclassmen among the nine regulars on the front four this season.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Wyoming: Posted three tackles in his first career start... added a team-high two QB hurries. Southern Miss: Recorded a QB hurry to bring his season total to three. UCLA: Had a stellar days against the Bruins, totaling three TFLs, including a pair of sacks... finished the day tied for third on the team with eight tackles. SDSU: Produced three tackles... teamed with Randy Gregory for an 11-yard sack. Illinois: Produced two tackles, both TFLs for three yards. Purdue: Started against the Boilermakers and made three tackles. Minnesota: Came off the bench to make four tackles, including three solo stops. Northwestern: Intercepted a third-quarter pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 21... was the first pick of his career and the third by a Nebraska defensive end in 2013... interception return for a touchdown marked Nebraska’s fourth pick for a touchdown.. also notched a 10-yard sack. Michigan: Started against the Wolverines and made two tackles, including a sack for three yards. Michigan State: Came off the bench to record one tackle and one quarterback hurry. Penn State: Recorded five tackles, all solo stops... added his first pass break-up of the season. Iowa: Came off the bench to make one tackle.
2012 (Medical Hardship)
Moss played in three of the first four games of the season, before suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the year. Moss had four tackles on the season, including two tackles against Idaho State, when he also recorded a quarterback hurry. He added single tackles against Southern Miss and Arkansas State.
Before Nebraska (Corona Del Sol HS)
Moss had a highly productive prep career at Corona Del Sol High in Tempe, Ariz. Moss used his size and speed to torment opposing passers throughout his career. As a senior, Moss had 59 tackles, including 26 solo stops, five sacks and a pair of pass breakups. His play for Coach Tom Joseph earned Moss second-team Division I all-state honors from the Arizona Republic. Moss earned all-region honors as a junior despite playing in only five games because of a broken hand. During his limited time, Moss made 12 tackles and had 2.5 sacks. Moss played in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl in early January, and made his pledge to Nebraska at that time. Moss was ranked among the top 15 players in Arizona by Scout.com, 247 Sports and Rivals.com. He also ranked among the top 50 defensive ends in the country by both 247 and Rivals. Moss also visited Arizona State and Purdue and had scholarship offers from Arizona, Washington, Stanford and San Diego State among others. In addition to his success on the gridiron, Moss was a standout on the basketball court, helping Corona Del Sol to a 32-1 record and Division I state title. Moss earned second-team all-state honors as a senior despite missing nine games, and scored 18 points, along with 21 rebounds and four blocks in the state title game. He received recruiting interest in basketball from several schools including Denver, Pepperdine, San Diego and UCSB.
Moss was born on Sept. 16, 1994, and his father is Shalamar Moss.
» Tackles – 8 vs. UCLA (2013)
» Solo Tackles – 3 vs. UCLA (2013)
» Tackles for Loss – 3 vs. UCLA (2013)
» Sacks – 2-5 vs. UCLA (2013)