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28  LaRon Moore
LaRon Moore


Midwest City, Okla.

High School:
Midwest City

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 200

Defensive Back



General Business

Played in eight games (6 starts) making 18 tackles (11 solo) with 1.5 tackles for a loss, broke up five passes and made one interception... one of eight Texas Tech seniors playing in fourth consecutive bowl game as this group of seniors played in the Gator, Cotton, Alamo and TicketCity Bowls (Baron Batch, Bront Bird, Brian Duncan, Julius Howard, Lyle Leong, Detron Lewis, LaRon Moore, Colby Whitlock)... made four tackles (two solo) and intercepted the final pass of the game as time expired for first INT of the season against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... posted one tackle (solo) and broke up two passes against Houston (11/27)... made two tackles (one solo) at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... joined senior Colby Whitlock as a team captain against Sooners...had two solo tackles and broke up three passes against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... had four tackles (one solo) at Texas A&M (10/30)... made one tackle (assisted) at Colorado (10/23)... made one tackle (solo) against Oklahoma State (10/16)... joined senior Steven Sheffield as a team captain against the Cowboys... made season debut with three tackles (all solo) with one tackle for a loss against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... missed opening four games while recovering from a broken leg suffered during spring game.

Made a solo stop in the win over Michigan State ... posted two solo stops in the win over Baylor ... had a 17-yard interception return to set up a Tech score against Oklahoma ... also had two tackles ... a pass breakup and three solo tackles at Oklahoma State ... forced a fumble and returned another 31 yards for a touchdown in the win over Kansas ... also had two solo tackles and two pass breakups ... tied career high for tackles in a game with six solo stops versus Texas A&M... made four solo stops at Nebraska ... had a tackle and a pass breakup in the win over Kansas State ... second on the team with a career-high six tackles, including one for loss, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup against New Mexico ... had a career-high five tackles at Houston ... made his first career interception and four tackles against Texas ... recorded two tackles against Rice ... collected four tackles in his first career start versus North Dakota.

Played in 12 games and backed up both corner positions but primarily behind Brent Nickerson at the right corner ... registered 10 tackles on the season and one pass breakup.

Played in all 13 games ... was a special teams member ... totaled eight tackles on the season, including a game-high of three at Baylor.

Redshirt season ... a true burner with great speed ... made a number of plays during Thursday night scrimmages during the fall and earned praise from coaches for his overall development.

Midwest City High School in Midwest City, Okla. ... Three-Star Recruit (; ... No. 85 overall recruit nationally (Tom Lemming) ... No. 30 cornerback nationally ( ... No. 38 cornerback nationally ( ... No. 5 overall prospect in Oklahoma ( ... Hodge 150 ( ... USA Today All-America second team ... double-dipped during senior season as a standout on both sides of the ball ... totaled 64 tackles, six interceptions and two fumble recoveries as one of the state's top defenders ... during senior season, caught 29 balls for 789 yards and eight touchdowns ... also rushed 56 times for 515 yards and four scores and scored three times on punt returns, twice on kickoff returns and once on an interception ... all-city selection as a junior after posting 1,006 yards on 110 rushes and 13 touchdowns ... four-year varsity starter ... versatile athlete who played several positions in high school, including quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back ... set the Oklahoma state record in the 200 meters with a 21.01 during sophomore season ... also offered by Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Stanford ... High School Coach: Jesse Wall.

Laron Moore ... born November 8, 1987, in Spencer, Okla. ... son of Charles and Linda Neal ... has two younger sisters, Chelese and Shayelinn ... uncle Ronald Moore was a standout running back at Division II Pittsburgh State, winning the Harlon Hill Trophy in 1992 (Division II Football Player of the Year), and going on to enjoy a six-year playing career in the NFL ... hobbies include playing Xbox and talking on the phone ... majoring in general business.

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