Moore Scooped Up by Chargers

After Texas defensive tackle Brandon Moore worked out at the Longhorns' Pro Day, he gave a pretty simple answer for why he elected to leave the 40 Acres early for the NFL.

"I've been watching the guys in the NFL on TV," Moore said. "And I know that I can do what those guys do."

Moore went undrafted, but he'll still get his chance to show what he can do after signing a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers.

"Brandon did a great job for us inside," said Texas coach Mack Brown. "He is 6-6 335 pounds. He can move his feet and he is very physical. He has played in some big ball games. Brandon is a guy that is so hard to find right now. We will really miss him because he is such a big-body type inside."

Moore was a major part of the Texas rotation in his lone season on campus, playing in 12 games and starting five. He was fourth on the team with eight tackles for loss and tied for third with six quarterback pressures. And he showed out when it mattered most, putting up a five-tackle, three-tackle for loss, one sack, one pass broken up and a quarterback pressure against Oklahoma. He was named the defensive player of the game by the coaching staff after that contest.

Moore started his college career at Alabama under current Longhorn defensive tackles coach Bo Davis, before transferring to East Mississippi Community College as a sophomore. He helped EMCC to a perfect 12-0 record and the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship.

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