One of the key positions of strength for the Maryland football team is the offensive line.
The winner of the Rimington Award is announced on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Neb.
Moore is one of six Big Ten centers to be named to the Rimington Spring Watch List. Mason Cole (Michigan), Michael Deiter (Wisconsin), Joe Spencer (Illinois), Dylan Utter (Nebraska), and Sean Welsch (Iowa) were the other Big Ten centers that qualified for the prestigious list.
Moore saw action in seven games throughout the 2015 season as a redshirt freshman. He was the primary backup to center Evan Mulrooney.
He also played at both guard spots and started at left guard in the season finale against Rutgers. Moore was part of a Maryland offensive line that paved the way for a performance of 401 rushing yards.
Moore has earned praise from coach D.J. Durkin this spring and the three-star recruit appears to be finally getting his chance to break out.
“Brendan (Moore) has really stood out,” Durkin said earlier this spring. “He competes every day; he’s consistent with what he does. He’s our style of guy, meaning that he is a blue-collar type player. He’s done a very good job. These guys as a unit, as a whole, are starting to gel and mesh.”
Moore is one of the key offensive line recruits from the Randy Edsall era and already is in the good graces of the coaching staff. This is certainly a player to keep an eye on when the Terrapins open the season against Howard on Sept. 3.