July 30, 2012
Senior cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) has been named to the College Sporting News (CSN) FCS 2012 Preseason All-America third team as a cornerback, when teams were announced on Monday afternoon.
The preseason has been full of accolades for Moore, who has already been named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America third team in early July, before earning preseason All-Patriot League honors as a cornerback and a return-specialist last week at Patriot League Football Media Day.
Following the 2011 season, Moore earned Patriot League First Team honors as a cornerback and kick returner. On defense, he finished with four interceptions for 178 return yards, including a 75-yard touchdown return in a win against Fordham on November 5. Moore was fifth on the squad with 58 tackles, while proving to be a disruptive force in opponents' backfields, registering 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks.
Moore 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.
Moore joins fellow Patriot League student-athletes wide receiver Ryan Spadola (Lehigh) and punter Patrick Murray (Fordham), who were each named to the second team.
Founded in 2001, College Sporting News is the largest and oldest news service solely devoted to publishing original content and other information of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. CSN annually names national coach, offensive, and defensive honors, pre-season and post-season All-America teams, national weekly student-athletes honors, and maintains the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) ranking of teams which the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee has used as a tool for the selection of teams since 2008.