Maurice Moore Q&A

Fort Worth, Texas quarterback – 2006 signee profile

Maurice Moore is one of two Texas natives recruited by University of Wisconsin secondary coach Kerry Cooks who verbally committed to the Badgers' football program during Cooks' first weekend on the job.

Moore, a district player of the year at Everman High School in Everman, Texas, will come to UW as a quarterback, after throwing for 855 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushing for 1,200 yards and 14 scores as a senior.

The Fort Worth native stands just 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, but the Badgers liked Moore's athleticism and playmaking ability. He reported a 4.38-second 40-yard dash and a 265-pound max bench press.

Moore, who plans to major in finance or real estate, carries a 3.59 grade-point average and scored an 18 on his ACT.

Badger Nation: What was your first impression of the University of Wisconsin? What do you recall being the first thing you thought about Wisconsin?

Maurice Moore: "I thought about it being cold, I know that much. From the pictures. I knew it was going to be cold but I think I can handle it though. It shouldn't be too much."

BN: How was it on your official visit (Jan. 13)?

MM: "It wasn't really even that cold. It was actually colder in Fort Worth when I left than it was in Wisconsin."

BN: What was your favorite memory from your official visit?

MM: "When I took a tour of the facilities and I got to see the locker room and the stadium and everything like that, I really enjoyed that part."

BN: What are you most proud of from your high school career?

MM: "I got (the) District MVP honor (as a senior). My freshman year, we won the state championship in 3A."

BN: Did you play much as a freshman?

MM: "No, actually I was moved up for the playoffs. I was a scout team player."

BN: Were you a quarterback then as well?

MM: Yes

BN: What was your favorite college team growing up and why?

MM: "University of Texas because that's kind of like (where) I always wanted to go to when I was little."

BN: Was there an athlete you modeled your game after?

MM: "I would say Michael Vick….

"Actually that's really what my friends called me, they called me Vick and never really called me by my first name. They started calling me that either like my freshman or my sophomore year because I was always running the ball… Every time it was a pass play, I would end up running it because our line would break down."

BN: What is your favorite sports movie?

MM: "Remember the Titans."

BN: Do you expect to redshirt in the fall?

MM: "I don't really know but I would think because they have Stocco coming back I would. I need to get a little bigger too."

BN: Who has influenced you the most or served as a role model for your football career?

MM: "Both of my parents and my brother." (Moore's brother, Robert, is a running back at East Central University in Oklahoma.)

BN: How have they done that?

MM: "My dad…. I played baseball too. From baseball to football, he's always worked with me and my brother. He was out there throwing passes with us, throwing pitches to us so we can bat, taking us to the batting cage and everything like that, and supporting us a lot."

BN: Do you have any goals in mind for your time at Wisconsin?

MM: "I would like to be playing, get some playing time by my redshirt freshman year. And then I don't know. At least starting by my sophomore year and go on from there."

BN: Where do you hope to be in 10 years?

MM: "10 years? Probably in the NFL."

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