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1   J.J. Moore
J.J. Moore

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Fla.

High School:
Gibbs H.S.

Weight:
201

Position:
WR/PR

Birthdate:
01/10/1985


12/15/2006

NCAA Division I Championship

NCAA Division I Championship: UMass vs. Appalachian State

On Moore: Team captain ... One of the nation's top receivers and punt returners ... Among the best receivers in UMass history ... Huge playmaker with great speed and foot skills ... A tremendous athlete with outstanding speed ... Catches the ball naturally ... Stretches defenses vertically with his speed ... Can make big plays in space ... Made a complete recovery from a broken ankle suffering the 2005 season ... Has also been a member of the UMass track and field team competing during the indoor season in the long jump ... Great human interest story of perseverance through life's challenges which has been featured in the media.

2007 UPDATE:
• SENIOR TEAM CAPTAIN
• 2007 CAA FIRST-TEAM WIDE RECEIVER
• 2006 ATLANTIC 10 THIRD-TEAM PUNT RETURNER
• N.E. Writers Golden Helmet Week 1 (Sept. 3, 2007).
• Second all-time at UMass in career receptions (185), behind only No. 1 Adrian Zullo (187), passed No. 2 Brandon London (148) in the Northeastern game (10/20).
• Second in career receiving yards at UMass (2,423), passing Jason Peebler (2,395) in his final game at UMass. Only Adrian Zullo (2,895) has more receiving yards.
• Fourth player in UMass history with 2,000 receiving yards.
• Became eighth player in UMass history with 100 catches.
• Tied for eighth in career receiving touchdowns (14), with Chip Mitchell.
• Tenth in career punt return average at UMass (8.2).
• Seventh in career punt return yardage at UMass with 478.
• With 80 catches as a senior, had the third-most catches in a year in UM history. Only Jimmy Moore (92) and Adrian Zullo (81) had more in a season.
• With 1,100 yards in 2007, had the third-most in a season in history. He is just fourth man with 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
• Co-holder of UMass record for catches in a game with 13 at Colgate on Sept. 10, 2005.
• Led UMass with 80 catches for 1,100 yards standing second in the CAA in total catches and first in yards.
• In 2007, ranked second in the CAA in receptions per game (6.15), which was 17th in the NCAA and second in receiving yards per game (84.62), which was 20th in the NCAA.
• Fourth in CAA in punt return average 8.4 per run back.
• In six career NCAA Tournament games had 31 catches for 398 yards.
• Finished career with seven catches for 94 yards at #4 Southern Illinois (12/1) in NCAA Quarterfinal.
• Sixth-career 100-yard game with 115 on eight catches in NCAA First Round win over #25 Fordham (11/24). • Named CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 18 after Hofstra game.
• Had 11 catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns at Hofstra (11/17). His catches tied for the third-most in a game in UMass history, as he shares the record with 13 catches. His 155 yards, is the second-most for him in his career. It was his sixth career 100-yard receiving game.
• In Senior Day win over #14 New Hampshire, had four catches for 29 yards.
• Team-high five catches for 79 yards at William & Mary (10/27), moved to third in career receiving yards and surpassed 2,000 in the wild win.
• Grabbed seven balls for 97 yards vs. Northeastern (10/20), including a 25-yard TD. Become second in career receptions.
• Made seven catches for 138 yards including a career-long 54-yard reception in the third quarter vs. Villanova (10/13).
• Moved to fourth in career receiving yards with five catches for 51 yards at Boston College (9/29).
• Moved to third in career catches with game-best seven receptions for 71 yards at Maine (9/22).
• Grabbed five balls for 62 yards vs. #23 Towson (9/15), moving to fifth in career receiving yards and fourth in catches.
• Had UMass' first punt return for a touchdown in 11 years when he had a 58-yard return for score at Colgate (9/8), previous was Kory Blackwell in 1996 vs. UConn.
• Had four catches for 40 yards including 15-yard TD at Colgate (9/8).
• Won N.E. Writers Golden Helmet after career-high 163 receiving yards on nine catches in season opener vs. Holy Cross (9/1). 163 yards, ranked as seventh-best single-game mark in UMass history.
COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 70.

As a redshirt junior in 2006: ATLANTIC 10 THIRD-TEAM PUNT RETURNER ... Became eighth player in UMass history with 100 catches ... 105 career catches ranks sixth all-time at UMass ... Stands ninth in career receiving yards with 1,320 ... Second on team lead in catches with 46 and third in receiving yards with 604. Four TD catches and 12.9 yards per catch. Also scored a TD on a rush against Stony Brook ... Led team in punt returns with 30 for 244 yards (8.1 avg) -- ranked fourth in the A-10, 47th in nation ... Had 16 catches in last final three NCAA playoff games and 16 total catches in four NCAA games for 189 yards ... Grabbed four catches for 61 yards vs. Appalachian State (12/15) in NCAA Final ... For second week in a row, had game-high and season-best six catches at #2 Montana (12/8) for 51 yards in NCAA Semi ... Game-high and personal season-best six catches vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinals for 60 yards. Also returned a punt for 13 yards ... Grabbed two ball for 17 yards vs. Lafayette (11/25) in NCAA First Round ... Hauled in a 22-yard TD pass from Liam Coen as he made three catches for 42 yards vs. Hofstra (11/18) ... Made three catches for 22 yards vs. #19 Maine (11/11) ... Caught a 15-yard TD pass from Liam Coen, after he escaped numerous tacklers at #9 New Hampshire (11/4) ... Did not make a catch, but had the key 47-yard punt return at Northeastern (10/28) to set up game's only score in second ... Had two catches for five yards vs. Rhode Island (10/21) ... Went over 1,000 career receiving yards at Towson (10/14) with four catches for 74 yards ... Third career 100-yard receiving game with 118 yards on five catches vs. William & Mary (10/7). Hauled in a spectacular 29-yard TD from Liam Coen in the third quarter ... Ran for 11-yard touchdown, first career-rushing TD vs. Stony Brook (9/23). Only player with more than one catch, making two for 36 yards. Also had two punt returns for 68 yards. His career-best 59-yard return was the longest by a UMass player since Kory Blackwell in 1996 ... Topped team with five catches for 62 yards at I-A Navy (9/9). His sensational full-extension 37-yard touchdown reception was featured as the No. 7 Play of the Day on ESPN's SportsCenter ... Made three catches for team-best 31 yards vs. Colgate (9/2). Also brought back three punts for 33 yards.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2005: Speedy receiver who was among the top five receivers in the nation before suffering a fractured left ankle vs. Northeastern (10/8), which ended his season after just five games ... At the time of his injury, was leading UMass in receptions with 27, receptions per game at 5.4 and receiving yards (337) - he finished second on the team in catches and fifth in receiving yards ... Ranked first in the Atlantic 10 in receptions and among top 5 in the nation for first four weeks of the season ... His 67.4 yards per game, ranked 10th in the A-10 prior to injury ... Set the UMass record for catches in a game with 13 vs. Colgate ... Had a first-quarter catch for 14 yards vs. Northeastern (10/8) before suffering a fractured left ankle in the first half which ended his year ... Had three catches for 55 yards vs. Rhode Island (9/24) ... Continued to be UMass' leading receiver vs. Albany (9/17), as he had six catches for 95 yards ... Set school record for 13 receptions in a game with 13 at Colgate (9/10) for a career-high 128 yards including a 17-yard TD in the fourth quarter. It was his second career 100-yard receiving game ... Opened year with four receptions for 45 yards and a 12-yard TD at Richmond (9/1).

Track & Field in 2004-05: Competed in the long jump during the indoor season but did not compete during the outdoor season due to spring football practice ... took eighth at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19) with a leap of 20-feet, 10.75 inches ... Posted season-best mark was 21-feet, 3.25 inches set at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/28).

As a redshirt freshman in 2004: Speedy receiver who played in all 11 games, grabbing 32 receptions (third on the team) for 289 yards (third on the team) and four touchdowns ... Set his career-high for receptions at James Madison (10/9), as he hauled in seven catches for 75 yards ... Snagged six balls for a career-high 105 yards and a touchdown, including a career-tying 40-yard catch vs. Hofstra (11/20) ... Had first career multi-touchdown game vs. Maine (10/30) with four catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns in first career start ... Grabbed 33 yard-TD pass for first-career score at Delaware State (9/4), finished with 43 yards on two catches.

As a freshman in 2003: Redshirted ... Selected as UMass' Outstanding Offensive Scout Team Player.

Before UMass: Played for Coach Alvin Davis at Gibbs High School ... Caught 30 passes for 770 yards and eight touchdowns during his senior year, while also recording six interceptions as a defensive back ... Over the course of his high school career, totaled 52 catches for 1,187 yards and 16 touchdowns, with 12 interceptions on defense ... Named first team All-Pinellas County and first team All-Conference during his junior and senior seasons ... Played in the Pinellas County All-Star Game ... Served as team captain during junior season.

Personal: Jonathan J. Moore ... Born January 10, 1985, in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Guided by Charles and Angela Jackson... Brother played wide receiver at Appalachian State ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATISTICS  (Receiving)
Year	GP	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lg.
2004	11/2	32	389	12.2	4	40
2005	5/3	27	337	12.5	2	26
2006	15/4	46	594	12.9	4	44
2007	13/12	80	1100	13.8	5	54
Totals	44/21	185	2423	13.1	13	54

CAREER STATISTICS (Punt Returns) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2006 15/4 30 244 8.1 0 59 2007 13/12 28 234 8.4 1 58 Totals 44/21 58 478 8.2 1 59

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 13 at Colgate (9/10/05) T-School Record Receiving Yards: 163 at Colgate (9/8/07) 7th at UMass Long Reception: 54 vs. Villanova (10/13/07) Receiving Touchdowns: 2 vs. Maine (10/30/04) 100-Yard Games: 6 (last Fordham, 11/24/07) UMass, 5-1 Punt Return Yardage: 92 at Colgate (9/8/07) Long Punt Return: 59 vs. Stony Brook (9/23/06) Punt Return Touchdown: 1 at Colgate (9/8/07) Rushing Touchdown: 1 vs. Stony Brook (9/23/06)

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