UCLA Matt is an outstanding young talent who appeared to improve with each outing a year ago He possesses the strongest arm of the quarterbacks and throws with great velocity He is a good all-around athlete Did a nice job of learning the offense and came on strong during the latter half of Spring Practice.
2002 Came out of his redshirt season following a season-ending injury to starting quarterback Cory Paus in the California game Started the next game against Stanford after backup quarterback Drew Olson was also injured in that California game Led the Bruins to seven scoring drives in the win over the Cardinal Completed seven of 19 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown of 22 yards to Mike Seidman Had three completions of at least 20 yards in the game (49-yard and 38-yard passes to Tab Perry and the scoring pass to Seidman) In that Stanford game, Moore became the first UCLA true freshman quarterback since Cade McNown in 1995 to start a game and the first since Tom Ramsey in 1979 to win his first start Did not play in the next game at Washington after Olson returned to the lineup Split time with Olson in the Arizona game Entered the Arizona contest late in the first quarter and played until the halftime break Completed six of eight passes in the game for 90 yards in the first half Drove the Bruins to a touchdown and a field goal on his first two possessions under center Re-entered the game in the fourth quarter with the Bruins ahead 37-7 and did not attempt a pass Played three series in the first half against USC (one was a kneel down at the end of the half) and two in the fourth quarter On his second fourth quarter possession, he drove the team 51 yards in five plays, including a 30-yard pass to Craig Bragg and a 10-yard scoring pass to Manuel White For the game, he completed seven of 11 passes for 64 yards on one touchdown Played the final two series against Washington State and completed four of eight passes for 36 yards Came on in relief of Olson in the second quarter of the bowl game win over New Mexico trailing 6-3 and played into the fourth quarter, leading the Bruins to a come-from-behind victory Completed a career-best nine of 16 attempts for 80 yards Appeared in five games overall with one start Completed 33 of 62 passes for 412 yards and two touchdowns Did not throw an interception.
HIGH SCHOOL Earned two letters in football as a quarterback and defensive back for coach Mike Herrington at Hart High School in Newhall, CA SuperPrep All-American (No. 8 quarterback) Rated No. 13 player in Far West (CA/HI/NV) by SuperPrep SuperPreps FarWest Offensive Player of the Year Four-star prospect by Max Emfinger Member of Emfingers All-America team No. 17 quarterback prospect by Emfinger Rated No. 9 quarterback in nation and four-star rating by PacWest Football Rated No. 6 quarterback in West by PacWest Football.com PrepStar All-American and No. 5 quarterback in West Tom Lemming All-West team (No. 79) First-team All-State (Cal Hi Sports) Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 Member of Las Vegas Sun Super 11 second team First-team All-CIF Southern Section CIF-SS Division III Offensive Player of the Year All-CIF SS Division III first team Member of L.A. Times All-Star Team First-team L.A. Times All-San Fernando Valley and region Player of the Year Selected to play in the 2002 North-South Shrine All-Star game Led Hart to 13-0 record and CIF-SS Division III title In 42-13 championship win over Valencia, he accounted for 372 yards of offense, completing 14 of 18 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns and running 15 times for 95 yards and one TD In the final three games of his career, he passed for 953 yards On the year, he threw for 3,334 yards and 33 touchdowns, completing 234 of 353 (66.3%) passes Also ran for 415 yards and seven scores Pre-season SuperPrep All-Far West (No. 80 player) Played safety as a junior, earning All-CIF acclaim Made 80 tackles and 10 interceptions Also lettered two years in baseball (shortstop and third base) for coach Jim Ozella.
PERSONAL Full Name: Matthew Erickson Moore Born: August 9, 1984 in Van Nuys, CA Parents: Don and Mindy Moore Has two brothers, Robbie and Nick, and one sister, Samantha Dad played for the St. Louis Cardinals Biggest thrill in sports has been his high school winning back-to-back-to-back-to-back CIF Division 3 championships Lists former NFL star quarterback John Elway as his favorite player Hobbies include baseball, ping pong, playing video games Math is his favorite class.
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