Long snapper Moore working to return to team

Moore, who started in the 2012 Outback Bowl, is back on the roster and attempting to come back with the Spartans.

Michigan State had an unfortunate offseason when it came to long snappers after the 2011 season.

After starter Matt Giampapa transferred, the likely starter Steve Moore was injured diving off a boat, breaking the C-4 vertebrae in his neck in Saginaw Bay.

It appeared his football days were done, but Moore is working to get back to playing.

"Steve came to me and said he wants to complete his circuit and he wants to be a part of this," head coach Mark Dantonio said. "I think he needs to pass a physical and be cleared to play.

"Obviously, Taybor Pepper is our snapper and he does a great job. We will see how it all plays out for Steve. I think that what he wants is to be a part of this and doesn't want to be ruled out and say that he medically couldn't. I am trying to create that opportunity for him."

Dantonio said Moore hasn't been working out with the team, but working out on his own so far.

Pepper was brought on as a scholarship long snapper after Giampapa left and Moore was injured. He started last year as a true freshman.


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