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#18 John David Moore Season 2024

Ruston, La.
High School
Ruston HS

2018 LSU’s H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominee
2017 First Team Academic All-America (CoSIDA)
2017 SEC Community Service Team Member
2017 Charles E. Coates Award Winner
2016 Charles. E. Coates Award Winner

2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

One of the top scholar-athletes in LSU history, earning First Team Academic All-America honors as a senior in 2017 … Joined the team as a walk-on in 2013 and earned a scholarship during his junior season … Maintains a 4.0 grade point average in architecture … Three-year starter on offense for the Tigers, first as a fullback in 2015 and 2016, then as a tight end in 2017 … Awarded the coveted No. 18 jersey – along with Christian LaCouture – in 2017 … The No. 18 jersey is symbolic with being a team leader and a selfless player who best represents what it means to be an LSU Tiger … Moore and LaCouture represent the first duo to be selected to wear No. 18 on the same team since the tradition began in 2003 … Presented the jersey during the first team meeting of fall camp on July 30, 2017 … Twice selected the Charles E. Coates Award Winner as the top student-athlete on the football team in 2016 and 2017 … For career, played in 38 games, starting 17 times (8 at fullback, 9 at tight end) … Caught 19 passes for 127 yards and a pair of scores and rushed eight times for 18 yards.

Played in 12 games with nine starts at tight end … Shifted from fullback to tight end as a senior due as LSU moved away from the fullback position on offense … Remained a valuable blocker in the both the pass and run game … Caught eight passes for 69 yards and a pair of TDs … Scored first TD of his career on an 11-yard pass from Danny Etling in third quarter against Ole Miss … Other TD came on a 10-yard pass from Etling in the third quarter of win over Texas A&M … Caught a pass for a 5-yard gain and rushed once for four yards in season-opener against BYU … Set career-high with three catches for 26 yards and a TD in win over Ole Miss … Had career-long reception of 14 yards against Mississippi State.

Played in all 12 games and started games at fullback against Wisconsin and Florida … Totaled seven attempts for 17 yards on the ground … Caught eight passes for 45 yards … Paved the way for record-breaking performances by Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice … Both Fournette and Guice broke the single-game LSU rushing record against Ole Miss and Texas A&M … Matched his career high with two catches for 13 yards in the Citrus Bowl … Had one catch for eight yards at Texas A&M … Marked a career day against Florida where he had a career-best four carries for 15 yards and also had one reception for six yards … Caught two passes for 12 yards at Arkansas … Carried the ball for the first time in his career and picked up a first down on a one-yard carry against Alabama and finished the game with five yards on two carries and a one-yard reception … Made a nine-yard catch against Missouri … Had multiple touches in a game for the first time in his career when he made two receptions for nine yards against Mississippi State … Returned to action and started against Wisconsin after missing the second half of the 2015 season and spring practice with an injury … One of LSU’s captains in games against Jacksonville State and Auburn … CoSIDA Academic All-District Team member.

Played in six games with five starts at fullback before an injury took him out for the remainder of the season … Helped pave the way for Leonard Fournette’s record-breaking start in which Fournette became the first player in SEC history to rush for 200 yards in three-straight games and became the 10th player in FBS history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in the first five games of a season … Made his first career reception versus South Carolina and was injured on the play … Led the way for Leonard Fournette to rush for 244 yards at Syracuse … Continued his great lead blocking as he helped Leonard Fournette rush for 228 yards versus Auburn and a team total of 411 rushing yards … Made his first career start at fullback at Mississippi State and cleared the way for Leonard Fournette’s career night (28 rushes, 159 yds, 3 TDs) … Suffered a season-ending injury at Alabama … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive season.

Competed in eight games with no starts … Saw action at tight end, fullback and on special teams … Recognized on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Redshirted as a freshman in 2013.

Played tight end where he caught 24 balls for 354 yards and six touchdowns as a junior for Ruston High School … Earned LSWA Class 5A all-state honorable mention as a junior … Named Ruston High School and Lincoln Parish Student of the Year for 2012-13 … Coached by Billy Laird.

Parents are Melinda and Byron Moore … Has two older brothers Matthew and Michael and an older sister, Elizabeth … Born May 30, 1995 … Chose LSU because of its architecture program … Currently majoring in architecture and is featured in a video produced by the LSU School of Architecture “Where Passion Becomes Genius” to help promote the school to prospective students.

Receptions: 3 at Ole Miss, 2017
Yards: 26 at Ole Miss, 2017
TDs: 1, twice (Last: Texas A&M, 2017; First: 1 at Ole Miss, 2017)
Long: 14 at Mississippi State, 2017

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