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19 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Colby Moore

In which BracketCat counts down the 19th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of defensive back Colby Moore.

#19 Kody Cook
Last season, Colby Moore tried to expand his playing time by converting to wide receiver and taking over Kody Cook’s (19) number. It didn’t exactly work out and now Moore has returned to his original position as a safety.
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#19 Colby Moore

Redshirt Junior | 6-1 | 200 lbs. | Argyle, Texas
Colby Moore
Colby Moore
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Colby Dean Moore (b. Feb. 1, 1996) is an athletic player who was an integral part of the special teams as a redshirt freshman. He switched from defensive back to wide receiver and tried unsuccessfully to compete for more playing time in 2016.

Moore then transitioned back to defensive back after his year at receiver, but while his playing time prospects at that position still appear thin, he almost certainly will continue to be a vital member of multiple special teams units.

This preferred walk-on from Liberty Christian High School also has experience playing quarterback, as well as participating in wrestling and track and field. His father, Mike, played baseball at TCU.

He was a starter for the Warriors during his senior year under head coach Greg Price, and helped to lead Liberty Christian to a 9-4 record and a trip to the state semifinals during the 2013 season as he earned all-district honors.

Moore also prepped at Springtown High School, where he was named a first-team Texas Class 3A All-District 6 performer as a junior after leading the Porcupines to a 6-5 record and an appearance in the Texas Class 3A Division 2 state playoffs. He also earned all-county honors as both a sophomore and junior.

After redshirting in 2014, Moore played in nine games in 2015, tying for second on the team with eight special teams tackles. He tallied four tackles on kickoff coverage and four on punt coverage. Moore had a season-high three tackles on two occasions, at Texas and at Kansas.

He also had tackles at Texas Tech and against West Virginia.

Moore saw action in all 13 games last season, again primarily on special teams. He finished fourth on the team with seven special teams tackles — all on kickoff coverage — carded a career-high-tying three stops at Iowa State and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.