Maryland’s D.J. Moore Regarded One Of The Nation’s Best
College Park, MD – University of Maryland wide receiver and returner D.J. Moore was recognized Monday as one of the nation’s most versatile players as he was named to the 2017 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse.
The Hornung Award, now in its eighth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. Forty-six student-athletes made the cut for this year’s watch list.
Moore has made 23 straight starts for the Terps and has a reception in 21 consecutive games, the longest streak at Maryland since Torrey Smith’s 30-game streak from 2008-10. Entering his junior season, Moore has tied a Maryland record for most touchdown catches through two years with nine (tied with Stefon Diggs, Jermaine Lewis and Dan Bungori).
The Philadelphia native started all 13 games in 2016, leading the team in receiving yards (637), receiving TDs (6) and yards/catch (15.5). He averaged 15.3 yards per play, the most among all Big Ten players. He also led the team with 15 kick returns for 334 yards (22.3 avg).
(From the University of Maryland Sports Information)