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52 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Charmeachealle Moore

In which BracketCat counts down the 52nd day until kickoff with a profile of linebacker Charmeachealle Moore.

After sitting out basically the entire 2014 season, Charmeachealle Moore is back to make up for lost time.
After sitting out basically the entire 2014 season, Charmeachealle Moore is back to make up for lost time.
Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

#52 Charmeachealle Moore
Redshirt Junior
6-0 | 217
Dallas, Texas


Position: Linebacker

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Charmeachealle D. "Mike" Moore Jr. (b. Jan. 30, 1993) is a high-motor linebacker who saw time on special teams as a true freshman, then was a significant contributor on special teams and as a rush end on passing downs.

But he saw his 2014 season end after the first game against Stephen F. Austin, in which he recorded two tackles, due to a knee injury. Moore since has received a medical hardship and will be designated a junior again in 2015.

Moore, who projects as our starting strongside linebacker, was the only scholarship linebacker in K-State's 2011 recruiting class, but he's a very promising specimen who hails from the powerhouse Skyline High School program.

Luckily, our depth at the position allowed Moore time to grayshirt in 2011 and adapt to college. Moore went on to play as a true freshman in 2012. In 10 games, he tallied four tackles and forced a fumble.

Moore played in every game in 2013, totaling seven tackles, two sacks, a pass breakup and a forced fumble. He registered a season-high two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

As a prep athlete, Moore collected 63 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, eight sacks, 21 hurries and a blocked field goal in 2010. He helped to lead the Raiders to a 9-3 overall record — 7-0 in league play — that year.

A two-time all-district pick, Moore was named one of the top 100 players in Texas. He and high school teammate Marquel Bryant, a likely fellow K-State starter, were the first fruits of a recently renewed recruiting effort in Dallas.