Moore calls All-America honor ‘beyond words’

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Tarleton State defensive back Charles Moore, shown returning one of his three interceptions in a single game against McMurry, added an All-America honor to his long list of postseason accolades Wednesday. || Photo by RUSSELL HUFFMAN

Tarleton Athletic Media Relations

(December 17, 2014) — Charles Moore has one more award to add to his trophy case from his senior season at Tarleton State as the safety was named a Daktronics Second-Team All-America selection Wednesday afternoon.

Moore, who wrapped up his stellar four-year playing career at Tarleton State and recently graduated as the Outstanding Graduate for the Kinesiology Department as last week’s commencement ceremony, earned a spot as one of the nation’s best 24 defensive players to cap off a banner year.

“It’s beyond words,” said the senior safety. “It’s definitely a blessing and I want to thank God, first of all. It’s a real honor that people consider me worthy to be an All-American and it is just as much and award for me as it is to my teammates and coaches. We put in a lot of hard work this season and it certainly has paid off.”

Tarleton State defensive back Charles Moore, shown returning one of his three interceptions in a single game against McMurry, added an All-America honor to his long list of postseason accolades Wednesday. || Photo by RUSSELL HUFFMAN
Tarleton State defensive back Charles Moore, shown returning one of his three interceptions in a single game against McMurry, added an All-America honor to his long list of postseason accolades Wednesday. || Photo by RUSSELL HUFFMAN

The senior from Carrollton was fourth on the team with 76 tackles and led the Texans with five interceptions, which he returned for a team-high 112 yards. He also broke up five passes and recovered a fumble last season.

Moore has been no stranger to the spotlight this season – for both his efforts on the field and in the classroom.

He was named first-team all-Lone Star Conference, first-team all-region and an academic all-LSC selection. Moore was also named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and was one of 17 finalists from across the nation in all levels of college football for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

He has also received academic recognition as a Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-American selection.

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