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Countdown Schmountdown: #34

The atomic clock actually says that we have just 34 days until the Ducks hit the blue turf (hard).

So, today we'll continue our countdown by briefly highlighting the Bronco player with the jersey number that corresponds with the number of days remaining till the opener. Sorry there isn't a more clear and concise way to explain that.

And we're off

#34 Kirby Moore, WR

No player in the 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). Hall of Fame wideouts have failed to score 95 TDs in decades-long careers...Kirby did it in 4. With big brother Kellen as his quarterback for his freshman and sophomore years, Kirby hauled in only 32 of his career total...he would eclipse that mark his senior year alone. Kirby held scholarship offers from Stanford, Washington, and Washington State heading into his senior year as a Mustang, but last August's announcement that Kellen would become the starting quarterback at Boise State sealed the deal for the 6'2" 210 lb. wideout. A fractured foot could delay the start of Kirby's auspicious career as a Bronco, but don't be surprised to see the TD machine revved up this season. Kellen and Kirby could have a seldom-seen chemistry on the field, and the coaches have to be keenly aware of that.

Kirby Moore just gets better and better...that may be the reason so many in Bronco Nation are positively salivating at the thought of him as a four-year starter. At Prosser, he started his career with a respectable 645 yard, 14 TD campaign and ended with a god-like 2,126 yard, 34 TD exclamation point. The younger Moore was named first team All-Conference his sophomore, junior, and senior years and first team All-State as a junior and senior. He also followed his brother Kellen in receiving 2A Offensive Player of the Year honors after his final prep season. Kirby is certainly not a flashy receiver, like you might expect a national record-holder to be—nor is he amazingfly fast. Instead, he simply runs flawless routes and grabs whatever is thrown at him. Basically, What truly sets Kirby apart is his concentration and preparation. Guess it runs in the family.