|40 Chris Moore|
Will close out illustrious college career as a continued national and Conference USA honors candidate if health allows a consistent season ... Has displayed an admirable sense of resolve and toughness during an injury-riddled career ... Tops all returnees with 27 collegiate starts (11 as a junior, nine as a sophomore and seven as a freshman) ... Has played in 31 of 35 games despite injury setbacks and has led the Pirates in tackles for the past two consecutive seasons ... Has 10 or more stops in 17 of the 31 career tilts ... Will enter senior campaign standing eighth among all-time career ECU tacklers (319) ... Possesses a natural but uncanny ability to find the ball ... A punishing tackler who seemingly hasn't lost much explosiveness regardless of the many ailments suffered ... Rated as the No. 15 and No. 21 inside linebacker in the national according to The Sporting News' College Football Yearbook and Phil Steele's College Football, respectively ...A Preseason First-Team All-Conference USA pick by The Sporting News, Lindy's, Athlon and Phil Steele's... New coaching staff expects a fall battle with Durwin Lamb to determine starting status ... Fell behind in acclimation to installation of new defensive scheme after missing a pivotal spring practice period with a hamstring injury.
2004: Enhanced reputation as one of the top linebackers in the nation with another solid season ... Opened year with selection to the Preseason Dick Butkus Award Watch List ... Topped defensive unit with 99 stops (63 solo hits) and 21 tackles for lost yardage (-45 yards), which also established a new school single-season standard ... Stood 22nd nationally in solo stops and 23rd in TFLs ... Earned selection to the All-Conference USA squad for the third straight season ... Selected as ECU's Defensive Player-of-the-Year ... Started all 11 games ... Also credited with two sacks (Southern Miss, N.C. State), one interception (Cincinnati), three pass breakups (two vs. Army, one vs. Houston), two quarterback pressures (Tulane, Memphis), two fumble recoveries (USF, N.C. State) and two forced fumbles (both vs. the Wolfpack in Charlotte) ... Fumble recovery vs. N.C. State came in endzone, resulting in a first quarter Pirate TD ... Booked six double-digit tackle outings (last four consecutive contests) ... Opened season with 12 stops at West Virginia before making eight solo tackles in home opener vs. Wake Forest and nine hits vs. Cincinnati ... Collected five solo tackles against Louisville and recorded two tackles and a quarterback hurry against Tulane ... Posted 10 total tackles (five TFLs) versus Southern Miss ... Also recorded first sack of the season against the Golden Eagles ... Made three solo tackles (two TFLs) in win over Army before tallying a season-high 14 spots (four solo, 10 assists), five for a loss, at Houston ... Made 13 stops (seven solo), one tackle for a loss and fumble recovery at USF ... Led all Pirate defenders with 13 successful hits (all solo) versus Memphis ... Wrapped up season with 10 tackles (four TFLs) vs. N.C. State ... Averaged 12.5 stops per game in last four contests and posted double-digit totals in six of 11 games ... Missed spring practice rehabilitating a knee injury.
2003: Selected as a second-team All-Conference USA performer ... An honorable mention pick SI.com's 2003 All-America Team ... Named as a first-team selection on the NCAA I-A All-Sophomore Team by www.CollegeSports Report.com ... Stood second nationally and in Conference USA with 148 total tackles and 100 solo stops ... Played in 11 games and made nine starts (DNP vs. Miami) ... Recorded double-digit tackle numbers in nine games ... Registered a school record-tying 24 tackles in the season-opener at Cincinnati ... Other top tackle performances were an 18-stop performance against West Virginia, a 17-hit showing vs. Houston and a 15-tackle effort against USF ... Tied career-high with four tackles for lost yardage against Bulls at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Selected as team captain and defensive MVP as a junior.
2002: Selected as a second-team Freshman All-America by College Football News ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team by both the league's coaches and media poll, and The Sporting News ... Ranked 12th in the nation and first among all freshmen in tackles per game through first five contests of the season ... Suffered a knee injury in the sixth game of the year against South Florida and missed next three contests before returning to action Nov. 23 ... Finished as Conference USA's 16th-leading tackler (8.0 per game) and second among league rookies ... Tied for team lead in tackles for lost yardage (10) while also booking 3.5 sacks ... Broke the ECU record for most tackles for lost yardage by a freshman ... Made collegiate debut with an impressive effort at Duke, logging 19 tackles (4.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks) ... Followed up with a 12-tackle performance at Wake Forest ... Added nine stops at Southern Miss, including three for lost yardage and one sack ... Named the C-USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week after a stellar performance against Army ... Recorded two interceptions, returning one for a TD, and caused a fumble to set up another score against the Black Knights. 2001: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program.
High School: Played linebacker and running back for coach Wilbur Sasser at Havelock High School ... A two-time all-conference honoree ... Selected conference player-of-the-year in 2000 ... Compiled 108 tackles and nine sacks as a senior ... Set school single-season records in rushing yards (1,741) and touchdowns (24) as a senior ... Equaled a state standard by scoring six touchdowns in one game ... Rushed for 1,383 yards and had 97 tackles and seven sacks during junior campaign ... Helped team to a 32-4 slate during his three years as a starter ... An Honor Roll student in the classroom ... Also participated in basketball and track & field.
Personal: Major is industrial distribution ... Son of Cecelia and Elisha Moore, Jr. ... Born August 12, 1982 at Havelock, N.C.