Steady As He Goes

June 28, 2017

DENTON - Certain positions within programs can easily be overlooked or taken for granted. In some cases, that distinction falls on kickers. North Texas has one of the greatest the program has ever had, and one of the best in the country in senior Trevor Moore. The Edmond, Oklahoma, native is a perfect 99-for-99 on extra points, and holds the school record for field goal percentage (75.0%) through the first three years of his career.

In total, Moore sits atop seven statistical categories in school history heading into his final season in Denton. In addition to field goal percentage in a single season as well as career and most consecutive extra points made, Moore also is the leader in extra point percentage in a single season as well as career (100%), extra points made in a single game (11 against Nicholls in 2014) and field goals made in a single game (five against SMU in 2014).

"I've always been grateful for the success that I've had so far since I've been here at North Texas," Moore said. "I wouldn't be able to do it without the trust from my teammates and the coaches. Leading in seven categories is a great honor and really means a lot to me as an individual, but I wouldn't have these honors if it wasn't for the guys around me pushing me every day to be better. I know my position can help the team win games and that's what it is really all about, helping the team any way that I can."

Moore ranks inside the top three in four other North Texas statistical categories, and is fourth among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision kickers in consecutive extra points made. As his career comes to a close, the senior looks to wrap his career as the most decorated kicker in North Texas history. His 99 extra points made are second all-time to Nick Bazaldua's (2002-05) 121, and if he maintains his average of 33 more extra points in a season, Moore will finish his career as the all-time leader in that category as well (132).

Most Consecutive Extra Points Made (active NCAA FBS kickers)
1. Daniel Carlson, Sr., Auburn - 141
2. Aaron Medley, Sr., Tennessee - 116
3. Sean Nurenberger, Sr., Ohio State - 106
4. Trevor Moore, Sr., North Texas - 99



In order to maintain his position atop the career field goal percentage list, Moore must remain above Jeff Graham's (1994-96) 74.3 percent. He could also set a new single-season field goal record with 20 in a season, as Keith Chapman (1985-89) currently holds that spot with 19 in 1989. Moore happens to be second on that list with his 15 field goals made as a freshman in 2014, a year where he brought home Freshman All-American honors.

Chapman's 49 career made field goals seem to be tough to catch, but Moore is just 16 shy of that mark and conceivably could match or surpass Chapman to grab that record as well. Moore sits third in extra points made in a single season (41 in 2016) and with offensive improvement by the Mean Green, scoring just seven more touchdowns, should Moore convert all 48 attempts, he could potentially tie Zach Paul (2013) for the program record.

There is no question that the Mean Green kicking game will miss the ever-consistent leg of Moore once his time in Denton concludes. The only question that remains is how many more records can he seize along the way.


 

 

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