Losman, Moore to Represent Tulane in Senior Bowl

Tulane quarterback J.P. Losman and running back Mewelde Moore, who completed their Green Wave careers in 2003 as two of the most prolific players in school history, will team up once again to represent the South at the 2004 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

Tulane quarterback J.P. Losman and running back Mewelde Moore, who completed their Green Wave careers in 2003 as two of the most prolific players in school history, will team up once again to represent the South at the 2004 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The game will be played Saturday, Jan. 24th, 2004 at 4 p.m. (CST) in Ladd Peebles Stadium and will be televised by ESPN.

Losman and Moore are the sixth and seventh Green Wave players selected to participate in the prestigious post-season all-star game in the last five years. Losman joins N.C. State's Philip Rivers and Virginia's Matt Schaub as South team signal-callers for the 2004 game, while Moore, Arkansas' Cedric Cobbs, Alabama's Shaud Williams, Florida State's Greg Jones, and Auburn's Brandon Johnson are the South running backs.

In two seasons as Tulane's starter, Losman completed 570-of-987 pass attempts for 6,754 yards with 60 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. The Venice, Calif. native had one of the top seasons by a Green Wave quarterback in 2003 with 33 touchdown passes, the second-highest single season total at Tulane, while leading Conference USA in passing and touchdown passes. His career interception percentage of 2.73 (27 INTs in 987 attempts) established a new record. He finished his career ranked in the Tulane all-time top four on 13 different lists and ranks in the Top 10 all-time in Conference USA in 10 different passing and total offense records.

Moore, the top running back in Green Wave history, was on his way to a school-record third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season when he suffered a broken left hand versus Navy which forced him to miss the last three games of the season. He finished his Tulane career with 4,364 rushing and 2,059 receiving yards to become just the second player in NCAA Division I-A history to surpass the 4,000/2,000 marks. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Moore set 24 school and seven league records during his four years at Tulane. He ranks 11th on the NCAA Division I-A career all-purpose list with 6,505 yards. A superior receiver, he ranks third all-time at Tulane and seventh in C-USA in career catches with 189 and is the only running back in the Top 10 on either list. He caught at least one pass in 42 of his 44 career games.

Losman graduated from Tulane with a degree in classical studies in December while Moore is one semester away from earning his bachelor's degree with a double major in accounting and finance.

Tulane finished the 2003 season with a record of 5-7 and won two of its last three games although 25 players, including two entire defensive lines, lost games to injury during the year. The Wave is tentatively scheduled to open spring practice March 4, 2004.

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