July 9, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University rising senior cornerback Jeremy Moore(James Hillhouse/New Haven, Conn.) was named to the 2012 The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Team when the teams were announced on Monday afternoon. Moore, who finished among the Patriot League and FCS leaders in interceptions per game was named Third Team - Defense.
Moore was a Patriot League First Team selection following the 2011 season as a cornerback and kick returner, finishing with four interceptions for 178 return yards, including a 75-yard touchdown against Fordham (Nov. 5). He was also fifth on the squad with 58 tackles, while showing his ability rushing the passer from the corner, registering 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks.
Moore also enters his final season as an accomplished kick-off returner, averaging 29.2 yards per return last season, the highest average in program history. Moore is the program's career kick-off return average leader (24.7). Moore averaged 95.4 all-purpose yards per game last season in eight games, adding 178 yards of interception return yardage to his 584 kickoff return yards.
The summer has been full of accolades for the rising senior, as Moore was named to the College Football Performance Awards 2012 FCS Defensive Backs and Kick Returner/All Purpose Watch Lists. Moore is one of just three Patriot League student-athletes named to the All-America squad, joining Lehigh wide receiver Ryan Spadola, a first team - offense selection and Fordham punter Patrick Murray, a third team selection.
Moore is the first Georgetown football player to earn Preaseason All-America honors since Michael Ononibakuwas named an honorable mention by The Sports Network in 2005.
The Hoyas will open its season on Saturday, September 1, when they travel to Davidson, N.C. to take on the Davidson Wildcats at 6 p.m. The Hoyas play its home-opener on Saturday, September 8, when they host Wagner at 1 p.m.