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.
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
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