First True Freshman Offensive Lineman in School History to Start Season Opener
Most Starts by a True Freshman Offensive Lineman in School History (4, 2011)
2012 Outlook Offensive tackle Tyler Moore made history in 2011, becoming the first Nebraska true freshman ever to start on the offensive line in a season opener. The 6-6, 305-pound Moore started the first four games at right tackle, registering the most starts ever for a Husker true freshman offensive lineman. Moore went on to earn freshman All-Big Ten honors from ESPN.com for his efforts last season.
Moore is one of Nebraska’s two most experienced tackles entering the fall along with junior Jeremiah Sirles, while juniors Brent Qvale and Andrew Rodriguez will also compete for starting jobs at tackle.
2011 (Freshman) Moore joined the program in January of 2011 and started the first four contests, and played in nine games overall. With Moore in the starting lineup, Nebraska racked up better than 200 rushing yards in all four games, including 300-plus yard rushing outputs against Washington and Wyoming. Moore became just the 10th true freshman offensive lineman to see action for Nebraska since 1973 when freshmen regained eligibility.
Before Nebraska (Countryside HS) Moore was part of a strong group of line prospects in the 2011 recruiting class. He joined the Nebraska program from Countryside High School in Clearwater, Fla., and gave NU at least one signee from the Sunshine State in nine of the past 10 years.
Moore was regarded as one of the top offensive line prospects in the country after helping his team to a 12-1 record in 2010, and a trip to the regional finals. The Cougar offense rushed for better than 2,900 yards and 45 rushing touchdowns behind Moore's powerful blocking. As a junior, Moore helped Countryside to an 11-2 record and the offense also produced strong rushing numbers with better than 225 rushing yards per game. Moore was chosen as a Class 5A all-state pick during his junior season. Moore was a three-year starter at Countryside, first breaking into the lineup in the season opener of his sophomore year.
Following his senior season, Moore played for the East team in the U.S. Army All-Star game in San Antonio. He was ranked among the top 100 overall prospects in the nation according to Rivals.com and among the top 15 players in Florida by both Rivals and Super Prep Magazine. Moore committed to the Huskers during his junior season and did not take any other visits, but did receive dozens of offers, including Florida, Ohio State and Stanford.
Personal Tyler was born on Jan. 3, 1993, and is the son of Brian Moore and Kim Sorenson. He is majoring in business administration. Moore’s father, Brian, played tight end for the Huskers in the 1980s, earning a letter in 1985. Tyler is the cousin of former NU defensive end Jay Moore (2002-06).
Moore's Career Statistics » Games Played- 9 in 2011 » Games Started- 4 in 2011
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