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Ryan Moore

position

Wide Receiver

Height

6-3

Weight

215 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Orlando, Fla.

High School

Dr. Phillips HS

CAREER: Go-to wide receiver who is looking to go out with a big season…Miami’s starting split end in his redshirt freshman season of 2003 went through an injury-marred sophomore season in 2004, but came back to start in 2005…One of the Hurricanes’ best receiving threats…Has good hands and is a fine route runner…For his career, has played in 32 games, making 24 starts…Has career totals of 82 receptions for 1,205 yards (14.7-yard average) and nine touchdowns…Has caught at least one pass in 29 of his last 30 games…Rangy receiver with the build and athletic talents to be an excellent player…Was one of the nation’s top recruits in the 2002 recruiting class…First freshman to lead the team in receiving yards since Reggie Wayne in 1997…Graduated in May 2006 with a degree in liberal arts and is seeking a second degree in theatre.

2005 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games, making nine starts…Ranked third on the team with 28 receptions for 464 yards, a career-high 16.6-yard average…Scored four touchdowns, also a career best…Also returned three punts for 12 yards…Started the season opener at Florida State and caught three passes for 69 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown reception for the team’s only score…Caught four passes for 54 yards in Game 2 at Clemson, both teams highs…Caught two passes for five yards in the home opener vs. Colorado…Caught one pass for five yards vs. USF…Was the only wide receiver who started in a two-tight end formation vs. Duke. Led the team with seven receptions (equaling his career high) for 87 yards and one touchdown…Did not start in a two-tight end formation a week later at Temple, but caught one pass, a 20-yarder for a touchdown…Started against North Carolina but did not catch any passes, snapping his streak of 26 consecutive games with a reception…Did not start in a two-tight end formation at Virginia Tech, but caught one pass for 20 yards…Had one of his best games of the season at Wake Forest, making four receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown, a 15-yarder from Kyle Wright…Caught three passes for a team-high 77 yards vs. Georgia Tech…Had two receptions for 39 yards vs. Virginia…Did not play in the Peach Bowl.

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Was expected to be team’s top receiver but played in only six games because of a foot injury suffered in the season’s third game…For the year, caught only nine passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns…Started the season opener vs. Florida State but caught only one pass for 12 yards…Did not start against Louisiana Tech and caught one pass for one yard…Regained his starting job at Houston and caught one pass for four yards before leaving the game with an injured foot…Missed the next six games…Returned to action against Wake Forest, catching two passes for 14 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter for his first score of the season…Played in the WR rotation vs. Virginia Tech and caught two passes for 22 yards…Played as a reserve receiver in the Peach Bowl vs. Florida, catching two passes for 32 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown reception.

2003 (FRESHMAN): Named first-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and second-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News…Second on the team with 44 catches for a team-high 637 yards…Averaged a team-best 49.0 yards per game and caught a team-high three touchdown passes…Averaged 14.5 yards per catch…Led the team in third down receptions with 22 catches for 238 yards and one touchdown, converting 19 of those third-down catches into first downs (half of his catches came on third downs)…Opened his collegiate career with four receptions for a team-high 67 yards and one touchdown at Louisiana Tech. His TD grab came on UM’s first drive of the season…Followed with three catches for 29 yards, including a six-yard TD reception that helped spark the Hurricanes to a 23-point come-from-behind victory over Florida 38-33 in the Orange Bowl…Caught three passes for 31 yards against East Carolina…Had two catches for 28 yards at Boston College…Made a career-high seven catches for 81 yards (then a career high) against West Virginia…Made one reception for 35 yards in UM’s 22-14 win over Florida State…Had four catches for 45 yards against Temple…Produced a career day in a loss at Virginia Tech, hauling in seven receptions for 101 yards (his first career 100-yard game)…Registered four catches for 40 yards against Tennessee…Caught his first touchdown pass since the Florida game in a win over Syracuse, finishing with three catches for 71 yards…Caught one pass for 44 yards against Rutgers…Made two receptions for 13 yards, as the Hurricanes used a potent rushing attack to win at Pittsburgh and secure the Big East championship…Finished the year with three receptions for 52 yards, including a 41-yard reception, in the Orange Bowl victory over Florida State.

2002 (REDSHIRT): Played in three games and made one catch for 29 yards…Made that 29-yard catch against Connecticut, his first reception as a Hurricane…Saw action against Temple, Boston College and Connecticut…Qualified for a redshirt per NCAA guidelines.

HIGH SCHOOL: Dr. Phillips…Widely considered among the elite receivers nationally in his recruiting class…Considered the finest two-sport (football/basketball) recruit in Florida…As a senior in 2001, caught 25 passes for 557 yards and six touchdowns and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns…Returned six punts for 142 yards…Also rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries at wingback in 2001…Played defensively as a nickelback and made 10 tackles (four solo)…As a junior in 2000, caught 54 passes for 954 yards and 14 touchdowns…In basketball, averaged 17 points per game as a junior…Selected as a Parade All-American and USA Today first-team All-American… Rated the No. 5 prospect in Florida regardless of position by SuperPrep… Rated the top receiver in the Southeast by PrepStar…The No. 18 prospect in the nation by SuperPrep…Member of the SuperPrep National Elite 50 and a SuperPrep All-American…Ranked the nation’s No. 2 receiver prospect by SuperPrep…Rated the nation’s No. 1 receiver on Max Emfinger’s National Top 125…Rated the nation’s No. 17 prospect regardless of position and the nation’s No. 1 receiver by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…Also a Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report All-American…Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100…No. 6 prospect in the nation on the Dallas Morning News National Top 100…Member of the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Super 26…Rated the No. 2 wide receiver in the nation and No. 11 prospect overall by TheInsiders.com…Rated the No. 2 wide receiver in the nation and No. 13 overall by Student Sports…Ranked the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 2 overall player in the state by Florida Prep Football…A Gridiron Greats preseason top 100 selection…Rated the No. 4 prospect in the nation by the Miami Herald…Rated the No. 1 prospect in Florida by the Miami Herald…First-team All-Central Florida member…First-team Class 6A All-State selection…Played in the CaliFlorida All-Star game…Also lettered in track and basketball…Chose Miami over Florida, Florida State, Tennessee and South Carolina…Coached in football by Dave Langdon.

RYAN MOORE’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP/GS No. Yards Avg. TD LG
2002* 3/0 1 29 29.0 0 29
2003 13/13 44 637 14.5 3 45
2004 6/2 9 85 9.4 2 20
2005 11/9 28 464 16.6 4 42
Totals 33/24 82 1205 14.7 9 45

*Medical redshirt season

Additional statistics: 3 punt returns for 12 yards in 2005

RYAN MOORE’S CAREER HIGHS

Receptions 7 (3 games; last: vs. Duke 2005)
Receiving yards 101 (at Virginia Tech 2003)
Touchdowns 1 (9 times; last: at Wake Forest 2005)
Longest reception 45 (Syracuse 2003)

RYAN MOORE’S 2003 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards TD LG
at Louisiana Tech 4 67 1 24
Florida 3 29 1 12
East Carolina 3 31 0 16
at Boston College 2 28 0 16
West Virginia 7 81 0 20
at Florida State 1 35 0 35
Temple 4 45 0 20
at Virginia Tech 7 101 0 39
Tennessee 4 40 0 19
Syracuse 3 71 1 45
Rutgers 1 44 0 44
at Pittsburgh 2 13 0 7
Florida State (Orange Bowl) 3 52 0 41
Totals 44 637 3 45

RYAN MOORE’S 2004 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent Rec. Yards Avg. TD LG
Florida State 1 12 12.0 0 12
Louisiana Tech 1 1 1.0 0 1
at Houston 1 4 4.0 0 4
at Georgia Tech Injured (foot)
Louisville Injured (foot)
at North Carolina State Injured (foot)
at North Carolina Injured (foot)
Clemson Injured (foot)
at Virginia Injured (foot)
Wake Forest 2 14 7.0 1 10
Virginia Tech 2 22 11.0 0 14
Florida (Peach Bowl) 2 32 16.0 1 20
Totals 9 85 9.4 2 20

RYAN MOORE’S 2005 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards TD LG
at Florida State 3 69 1 34
at Clemson 4 54 0 20
Colorado 2 5 0 7
South Florida 1 5 0 5
Duke 7 87 1 20
at Temple 1 20 1 20
North Carolina 0 0 0 0
at Virginia Tech 1 20 0 20
at Wake Forest 4 88 1 42
Georgia Tech 3 77 0 37
Virginia 2 39 0 27
Louisiana State Did not play
Totals 28 464 16.6 42