In a never-ending quest to seek as much information as my brain can store, it's time to get to know a little bit more (or just anything at all) about one of the Southeastern Conference's football players. Now when this player succeeds, massively fails or is shown milling around in the background of a TV shot, you'll know that his greatest off-the-field accomplishment involves the sale and transportation of hobos. Or something like that.
Today's number from Random.org: 6
Today's team: Tennessee
#6 Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
Some background information: An infinitely more exciting profile this week as Denarius actually sees the field while standing on it and not from the sidelines. Denarius lead Tennessee's receivers last year with seven touchdown receptions and was second on the team in yards per reception with 13.5. A former high school sprinter, the speedy Moore figures to be one of the Vols top offensive threats on a team that won't have many threats. And if Tennessee finds a quarterback that can competently throw forward passes in a D-I game, one would assume Moore will be targeted often.
Greatest on-field accomplishment: In 2008, he caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Crompton against Kentucky, which was the longest pass play of the season. Also needed to be listed: running routes for three years for passes that had very little chance of being completed.
Greatest off-the-field accomplishment: Without question his dance duet with Gerald Jones (1:55 mark). Ladies of Knoxville drinking and dancing establishments, you CANNOT RESIST THE COORDINATED SLOW DANCE CHARM OF JONES AND MOORE.
Way(s) in which he has embarrassed himself, his family, team and school: Interestingly enough, the dance duet also falls into this category. I need to see more shoulder action if you want to be taken seriously.
Strengths: Speed, boldness (he did agree to do the dance on camera), Twitter page, $ Da Franchise $ and outlasted Ed Orgeron.
Weaknesses: Unsure what accurate passes look like, spent a year with Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron, Tyler Bray, younger Simms and any other Tennessee quarterback.
What to expect in 2010: Lots of shots of a frustrated Moore on the sidelines after another pass has sailed over his head or fallen at his feet. Last year he caught 40 passes for 540 yards and anything more than that this year would be hard to believe. So yes, that does mean Tennessee actually downgraded at quarterback from the 2009 season to the upcoming 2010 season.