Moore Provides Consistency for Gators

Kestahn Moore isn't the fastest or the most talented offensive weapon on the Gator offense, but he's one of the most reliable. Yes, Moore has had trouble throughout his career with ball security, but as a senior, he provides leadership and consistency for the Gators.

Moore's numbers this fall are modest. He's carried 11 times for 30 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards. But there are so many little things he does that he's on the field for nearly every offensive play.

"He can run it, he can protect," running backs coach Kenny Carter said. "He can do all the things that we want him to do. It's pretty obvious that he's a pretty good pass protector, so when we have situations where we know we are definitely going to throw the ball, he's going to be part of the thought process."

Wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales was the one who recruited Moore out of Texas and said he saw a lot of the same characteristics he brings to the field every Saturday way back in high school.

"When he was in high school, he made big plays, but more importantly, he was consistent at everything that he did," Gonzales said. "He always gave great effort and made very few mistakes. He's a guy that if you look at his time here, he's done the same thing. He's given great effort and made very few mistakes."

Moore started in his very first game in Gainesville, and he'll be one of the first guys to be recruited by Meyer to graduate, so he's a perfect example of the Florida system.

"You recruit guys and you hope that when they get here, they continue to grow, but you never know," Gonzales said. "When he came in he played as a true freshman and he's continued that ever since. I expect him to have a huge senior season. We've got a lot of games left, and I'm excited to see him play."

While Moore is still here, Carter would like to use him as an example for the other running backs on what a complete Florida back should look like.

"We want to eventually get to the point where it doesn't matter who's in the game for us because they can do it all," Carter said.

In three-plus years, Moore has rushed for nine touchdowns and caught three more.

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