Moore holds youth football camp

Published 8:02 pm Thursday, July 20, 2023

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Former Washington High School football, basketball and track standout Terry Moore wants local kids to look up to him just as he looked up to grownups when he was in their shoes.

The rising sophomore at Duke University in Durham will hold a free youth football camp from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 29 at Kugler Field in Washington, the site of some of his best afternoons and evenings as a kid.

Moore, a free safety for the Blue Devils after spending his freshman year at running back, is looking forward to returning to his old stomping grounds.

“I first thought of having the camp at Washington High School, but that didn’t work out,” Moore said. “I remembered how much fun I had playing in the Washington Youth League at Kugler and decided that would be the perfect spot.”

Moore is bringing Blue Devil teammates B.J. Anthony, Chandler Rivers and Jordan Waters along so the campers can split into groups to get more personalized instruction.

“We’ll start with some competitive drills, then go into position work and finish with some one on ones,” Moore said. “I went to quite a few camps while growing up, but I remember (former WHS, ECU and NFL player) Terrance Copper’s the most. He made it really fun and I learned a lot, so hopefully the kids will have the same experience at my camp.”

Moore wrapped up a stellar high school career with over 2,000 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns his senior year and graduated early so her could enroll at Duke for the 2022 spring semester.

David Cutcliffe’s coaching staff recruited him aa a safety, but incoming coach Mike Elko moved him to running back for his freshman season. Moore saw action in eight games, including the Military Bowl victory over Central Florida, but Elko’s staff decided to return him to defense for this season.

“I’m fine with it because I will see the field more,” Moore said. “I’m second team right now and should play a lot. The transition has been smooth and I’m looking forward to running around and making plays.”

Moore said over 60 local kids have already signed up for the camp through his website and expects many more to be on hand. Register at

“This community did a lot for me and I want to give something back,” Moore said.  “I’m going to tell them to dream big, but you have to work hard to achieve your goals. I’m proud to be from Washington and I like to make a positive impact when I get the chance.”