Moore wants more football, but not at Texas


In four of the last five NFL drafts, a Texas defensive tackle has been selected.

This year, defensive tackle Brandon Moore hopes to join the ranks of former Longhorns Casey Hampton, Lamarr Houston, Henry Melton, Roy Miller, Kheeston Randall and Shaun Rogers, foregoing his senior season to pursue a lifelong dream as an NFL player.

“I enjoyed my time and really appreciate the opportunity I had to play for the Longhorns, but my lifelong dream has been to play in the NFL and to have a chance to support my family,” he said.  “I’ll definitely miss everyone at Texas and will always pull for the Longhorns.”

If the name sounds unfamiliar, it may be because Moore only played one season at Texas, following two years at East Mississippi Community College and a year at Alabama just after high school.

He did, however, make his mark: Moore posted 18 tackles and two sacks in his twelve games this season, five of which he started. His eight tackles for loss ranked fifth on the team.  His six quarterback pressures earned him a tie for third on the team.