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RTT#14 Denarius Moore: reviewing the class of 2007

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Feedback time. Does anybody care about these, or are they a waste of time? We could just jump to Eric Berry, say yeehaw, and be done.

For today anyway, here's RTT#14 Denarius Moore's initial profile. Despite what the stories said last year, his name is in fact either spelled "Denarius" or he simply tired of having to clarify otherwise. Anyway:

The notebook on Denarius just out of high school, bullet style:

  • Intrigue regarding the spelling of his last name.
  • Very, very good, but often overshadowed by teammate Lennon Creer.
  • As quiet and unflamboyant as Tennessee basketball fan favorite Chris Lofton, so expect zero bulletin board material.

So how'd he do? Not bad for a true freshman who,  like any receiver not named Lucas Taylor, Austin Rogers, or Josh Briscoe, barely got into the rotation:

Games
Played
Receiving
Kickoff
Ret.
 
No
Yds
TD
No
Yds
TD
14
14
212
0
4
87
0

The kickoff return experiment was short-lived, occurring only during the Cal and Southern Miss games. He did fine, averaging almost 22 yards per return, but apparently the coaches were looking for something more dynamic, which it took them awhile longer to find. Moore's best games came against Louisiana-Lafayette in November during which he had four catches for 36 yards and against Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl where he caught four passes for 86 yards. Again, pretty good considering he wasn't in the rotation very often.

Opponent
Score

Played?

Receiving
Kickoff
Ret.
Tackles
 
No
Yds
TD
No
Yds
TD
Ast
Solo
Asst
Loss
Solo
Loss
Loss
Yds
California
31-45
Yes
1
9
0
1
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
Southern Miss.
39-19
Yes
1
2
0
3
56
0
0
0
0
0
0
Florida
20-59
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Arkansas St.
48-27
Yes
1
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Georgia
35-14
Yes
1
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mississippi St.
33-21
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Alabama
17-41
Yes
1
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
South Carolina
27-24
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
La.-Lafayette
59-7
Yes
4
36
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Arkansas
34-13
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Vanderbilt
25-24
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Kentucky
52-50
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
LSU
14-21
Yes
1
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Wisconsin
21-17
Yes
4
86
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
14
212
0
4
87
0
0
2
0
0
0

 

So there you have it. Denarius Moore. Clawson plans to enlarge the receiver rotation this year, so it will be interesting to see if Moore is one of the guys who will make the new cut.