24 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
I'm so excited.
Yesterday we highlighted one of the most dynamic kick returners in college football history that played in South Bend. Now today for day 24, we’ll be taking a look at a half back that played in Athens, Georgia.
Knowshon Moreno was born in Queens, New York and attended Middletown South High School in Middletown, New Jersey. He was recruited by Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, and Florida, but ultimately selected Georgia.
Moreno was in Athens from 2006 to 2008. He redshirted in 2006 and after a great spring in 2007, head coach Mark Richt initially had him split carries with Thomas Brown.
By the start of the season, Moreno was the full time back. He became the first Bulldog running back since Herschel Walker in 1982 to rush for over a hundred yards in five straight games. Moreno was named SEC Freshman of the Week three times and SEC Offensive Player of the Week once.
He finished up the season with just over thirteen hundred rushing yards and fourteen touchdowns on two hundred and forty eight carries. He was also named First Team SEC and SEC Freshman of the Year.
2008 was Morenos redshirt sophomore, and final year with the Bulldogs. He began the season as a Heisman favorite. He ended up finishing second in Doak Walker Award voting but was not a Heisman finalist.
Moreno capped of the season with fourteen hundred rushing yards and sixteen touchdowns on the carpet along with two receiving touchdowns. He was named First Team SEC and was a second team All American.
The running back was drafted in 2009 by the Broncos with the twelfth overall selection where he played from 2009 to 2013.
Tomorrow we get to highlight another dynamic running back, one that currently plays for my Notre Dame Irish.