34 days till East Lansing...8 days till Fall Camp...a few hours till Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics. Sporting trifecta.
We've got 34 days until kickoff...so today we'll be highlighting #34 on the Boise State roster—.
, Junior, WR
High School: Prosser HS (Washington)
How'd he get to The Blue™?
Well, his older brother Kellen likely helped a tad with his recruitment, but Kirby hauled in plenty of scholarship offers on his own merit—no player in high school football history has caught more touchdown passes than Kirby Moore. Let that sink in for a minute. Kirby Moore's 95 TD passes at Prosser High School is fully 12 more than the previous record (set by Abram Booty from 1993 to 1996). Kirby hauled in 32 of his TDs from brother Kellen, but eclipsed that mark in his senior year alone. Kirby held scholarship offers from Stanford, Washington, and Washington State heading into his senior year as a Mustang, but the 2008 announcement that Kellen would become the starting quarterback at Boise State sealed the deal for Kirby.
Yeah, I'm pretty much just doing puns at this point.
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Guy in Kronk costume
Played in all 13 games in 2011—with 3 starts—had career high 247 yards receiving with one TD. 242 yards and 2 TDs in 2009. Redonkulous 2,126 receiving yards and 34 TDs as a senior at Prosser.
You can say this about Kirby...he's consistent. In Kirby's 2 playing seasons with the Broncos (he redshirted his true sophomore season) he's racked up 242 receiving yards in 21 receptions and 247 receiving yards in 22 receptions, respectively. That's actually a bit spooky. Kirby hasn't exactly been a scoring machine for the Broncos, with only 3 TDs in his two playing seasons (just a shade under his 95 in high school), but the guy moves the chains (an 11 YPC average) and that's pretty much all you can ask of the guy. He's not a burner, but possesses decent speed and makes up for whatever he lacks in athleticism with soft hands and great route-running—again, exactly what you want in a wideout. At 6'3", Kirby will win a lot of jump ball battles and I think that he will be the recipient of quite a few "Austin Pettis specials" (jump ball corner fades) this season if he and our new QB can get dialed in. With the departure of Tyler Shoemaker, Kirby can and will become a leader and dependable go to guy in our WR corps...again, this is all contingent on him getting on the same page with the eventual signal-caller (Vegas odds on Joe Southwick improving each day)...but his bloodlines and familiarity with the offense will trump some of the superior speed and athleticism of some of the other wideouts in the unit. I think Kirby has a big year and gets to at least 500 receiving yards and I also think his TD totals at least double in 2012. I'll admit that I feel a great deal of comfort still having a Moore on the roster..but how sweet would it be to have just one more year of the Moore brothers?
Completely made up fact
There is a secret third Moore brother, Korbin, who they keep locked in a basement and feed Baby Ruth bars. Any resemblance to Sloth from The Goonies is purely coincidental.