BRR Profile: Tyler Moore

Sophomore Tyler Moore saw significant time on the offensive line as a freshman and should benefit from it in 2012.

Tyler Moore

Position: Offensive Lineman

Height/Weight: 6-foot-6, 300 pounds

High School: Countryside (Fla.)

Year: Sophomore


Last year Moore became the just the tenth true freshman offensive lineman to see action for Nebraska since 1973, and the first to start opening day. He started in the first four games, and played in nine games total.

Nebraska gained more than 200 rushing yards in all four games that Moore started, which includes 300-plus rushing yards against Washington and Wyoming.

Moore however had to learn a tough lesson the hard way, and that was "To not make mistakes. One little mistake and you are out of a game."

In a game against Wisconsin, Moore was put in to play, and immediately got a false start penalty. He was then pulled out of the game and didn't see the field for the remainder of the contest.

"I know you can't make mistakes, but I thought I would have a little more leniency with the coaches and everything," said Moore. "One and done, what are you going to do when you are young?"

2012 Outlook:

Not only has Moore been learning from his mistakes, but he has also been improving on his skills and physical stature.

"Physically wise, it's been a lot different with a full year of lifting and running with the team, so I'm a lot stronger and more balanced," said the sophomore. "Last year, I wasn't able to make certain blocks that I am now. Being in the playbook for a year helps a lot."

This year Moore is looking at being the starting left tackle, and is happy that he won't have to be switching back and forth between left and right tackle like he did last year.

"I came in at left from high school, so switching to right was the tough one. And of course switching back and forth was tough, so now being at one position is going to help a lot," said Moore.

However, offensive line coach Barney Cotton doesn't want him to get to comfortable at one position, and wants to make sure he is still able to play both positions if need be.

"I'm sure that it's easier, but he's always going to need to have the ability to flop for us. Because you never know what happens injury wise," said Cotton. "It's good he can concentrate on one side, but there will come a time this spring or fall that we will move him to other side just so he can keep that flopping ability alive."

How he ended up in Lincoln:

Moore was regarded as one of the nation's top offensive line prospects in the country after helping his team rush for 2,900 yards and 45 rushing touchdowns.

Moore committed to Nebraska during his junior year in high school and did not take any other visits, but still received offers from schools like Florida, Ohio State and Stanford. The former Fox Sports NEXT four-star talent was an Army All-American his senior year.

- Josh Harvey contributed to this report -

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