Counting Down the Big 12's Top Players

One-by-one, we count down the Big 12's top players. Sitting at No. 24 is Missouri receiver T.J. Moe.

24) T.J. Moe, junior WR, Missouri

Few players deserved to have the "athlete" tag next to their name in their recruiting profile like Moe.

Moe was the Missouri ESPN Rise Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior when he threw for 2,557 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for another 2,029 yards and 30 touchdowns playing quarterback. As a junior, he was first-team All-State as a quarterback and as an all-purpose back, and he was all-district as a wide receiver as a sophomore. Still others thought he would be a defensive back in college.

But Missouri found it too difficult to keep the ball out of his hands. After surgery to repair a broken foot, Moe played sparingly as a true freshman, catching two passes for eight yards.

He broke out in a big way as a sophomore, catching 13 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in his first career start in the season opener against Illinois. He caught a last-minute 68-yard touchdown pass to beat San Diego State, which led by four points prior to the big play. And he closed the year with 15 catches for 152 yards in the Insight Bowl against %%MATCH_34%%. Overall, he snagged 92 passes for 1,045 yards and six touchdowns, having just two games where he caught less than five passes.

Now, Moe enters his junior year as a preseason candidate for the Biletnikoff Award and serves as one of the Big 12's best slot receivers, a player with the quickness and change of direction skills to get open against any coverage.

2010 Stats: 92 receptions, 1,045 yards, six touchdowns

No. 25: Texas Tech OL Mickey Okafor

No. 26: Missouri TE Michael Egnew

No. 27: Texas A&M CB Coryell Judie

No. 28: Texas DB Kenny Vaccaro

No. 29: Oklahoma DE/LB Ronnell Lewis

No. 30: Texas A&M RB Christine Michael

No. 31: Kansas OL Jeremiah Hatch

No. 32: Texas Tech OL Lonnie Edwards

No. 33: Missouri DE Jacquies Smith

No. 34: Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills

No. 35: Texas WR Mike Davis

No. 36: Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat

No. 37: Kansas State DB David Garrett

No. 38: Oklahoma OL Gabe Ikard

No. 39: Texas Tech RB Eric Stephens

No. 40: Baylor OL Philip Blake

No. 41: Missouri LB Zaviar Gooden

No. 42: Texas DL Alex Okafor

No. 43: Texas A&M DL Tony Jerod-Eddie

No. 44: Kansas RB James Sims

No. 45: Texas Tech S Cody Davis

No. 46: Iowa State CB Leonard Johnson

No. 47: Kansas State S Ty Zimmerman

No. 48: Baylor DE/LB Tevin Elliot

No. 49: Kansas State DE %%MATCH_35%%

No. 50: Kansas DE %%MATCH_36%%

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