Moore ready to spring into action with Tar Heels
Published 4:57 pm Monday, March 26, 2007
By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
If tackling two majors isn’t enough, Jock Moore is also trying to grasp a new position.
The senior, who was awarded the prestigious Morehead Scholarship, has switched from offensive line to fullback for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Besides learning the nuances of the new position, Moore is also trying to shed some extra poundage.
Playing on the line for the early stages of his career has been beneficial for Moore as he picks up the tricks of his new trade.
Moore has been getting some repetitions at fullback during spring drills, which started last week for the Tar Heels.
Moore said his main goal this spring is to “look“ like a fullback.
Moore and his team will get a better feel for how they’re doing during the annual spring game on April 14.
The Tar Heels have been going through spring drills under new head coach Butch Davis, which excites Moore.
Moore, who is majoring in biology and chemistry, hopes that excitement carries over throughout the season.
The Heels open the season Sept. 1 at home against James Madison.
A week later, Moore will have a homecoming, of sorts. North Carolina will play at East Carolina on Sept. 8.
Moore would love nothing more than to get on the field for that game, and several others throughout the season.