We are under one week until toe meets leather and I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming football season. Week in and week out the players in the Southeastern Conference are the best in the country and they perform to that level every single saturday. We have taken at look at some of the best in our Rant Sports, SEC 50 Players in 50 Days preview series. We jump back to the defensive side of the football today with a look at Texas A&M Aggie defensive end, Damontre Moore.
Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M:
Texas A&M makes the jump to the SEC in 2012 and a staple of the SEC is strong defenses. Despite only returning five starters from their 2011 squad, the Aggies do have two of the best defensive players in the conference in linebacker Sean Porter and defensive end Damontre Moore.
Moore, only a junior, was chosen as Freshman All Big 12 in 2010 as a true freshman. Despite backing up All American Von Miller, Moore ended the season with 40 tackles and 5.5 quarterback sacks. He also had an interception and forced a team high, three fumbles.
Last season as a sophomore, Moore finished fourth on the Aggies in tackles with 72, with 41 of those being solo. He saw action in 12 games with 10 starts in 2011. Moore was the strength of the A&M defense down the stretch last year, as he had at least six tackles in the final six games, which included 12 tackles versus Kansas State and Texas. He was also second on the Aggies behind Porter with 8.5 sacks. Five of those sacks came in the final three games of the season. Always around the ball, Moore forced a team high four fumbles and he also recovered a fumble.