Moore up for challenge as new LSU fullback

Redshirt sophomore JD Moore is taking over fullback duties for the Tigers in 2015, and he's ready to "bump some heads with some linebackers."

LSU football will depend on its ground game quite a bit in 2015, capitalizing on experience on the offensive line and a stable of talented backs, headlined by Leonard Fournette.

But there's one other reason Les Miles, Frank Wilson & Co. feel confident about their rushing attack this fall - new starting fullback John David Moore.

Moore, a former tight end at Ruston High School, made the full-time position switch to fullback in the spring, and he's got the exact mentality you'd want for that ruthless position.

"It's always a pleasure to be able to go bump some heads with some linebackers," Moore told TSD in a recent interview. "I'm always up for it."

At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, Moore has a distinctly different build from his predecessors Connor Neighbors and J.C. Copeland.

That's something that Moore admits could allow offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to use him in varying ways.

"I definitely have to, as a fullback, accomplish all the responsibilities of the regular fullback," Moore explained. "Some of the guys that came before me are shorter, stockier guys, so I've got to just play lower as a taller guy, bend my knees more and get down on my blocks. As a former tight end, being able to catch passes out of the backfield will be a great tool to have."

Check out much more the redshirt sophomore fullback in the full audio interview below. Included are Moore's takes on Fournette, freshmen backs Nicholas Brossette and Derrius Guice and his debunking of the LSU H-Back myth.



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