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72 Thomas Moody
  • Offensive Guard
  • 6-3, 312
  • Senior
  • Seville (Taylor Dewitt HS)

CAREER A redshirt senior who spent his first three years at defensive tackle before switching to offensive guard during 2000 spring drills...Played in 29 regular season games with 19 starts for 1,577 plays (1,294 as a offensive lineman and 201 as an defensive lineman) and also started the 2001 Sugar Bowl and the 2002 Orange Bowl...Redshirted for the 1997 season and missed the entire 1998 season while recovering from shoulder surgery

2001 SEASON A redshirt senior who plays a top role at guard...A starter at right guard in six of 11 regular season games (Marshall, UL-Monroe, Miss. St., LSU, Auburn and Tennessee) for 584 plays...Also started the Orange Bowl...Moved from left guard, where he started throughout 2000, to right guard this spring...Received the offensive most inspirational award for spring drills

2000 SEASON Starter at left guard in all 12 regular season games and the Nokia Sugar Bowl...Moved from defensive tackle to offensive guard prior to spring drills...One of only five players on squad to start all 13 games...792 snaps was fourth top total on squad and third best for an offensive lineman...Scored on a seven-yard touchdown reception against South Carolina off a deflected pass...Named UF's 2000 Most Improved Offensive Lineman following spring drills

1999 SEASON Top backup at defensive tackle until suffering a season ending leg injury during practice prior to the Auburn game...Played in each of first six games with two starts (Western Michigan and UCF in place of the suspended Gerard Warren) for 201 plays before suffering season ending injury prior to Auburn game...Six tackles and four "Big Plays" (four FH) on season...Made first career start at right defensive tackle in season opener against Western Michigan and registered two "Big Plays" (two FH)...Registered two tackles and two "Big Plays" (two FH) vs. UCF...Recipient of the defensive unit's Most Consistent Award during spring

1998 SEASON Missed the entire season due to a left shoulder injury

1997 SEASON Did not seen any game action and was redshirted...Worked with scout team on the defensive line

PREP A highly-regarded defensive lineman who earned prep All-America recognition...Named to SuperPrep's All-America Team and was ranked among the nation's top 20 defensive linemen by that publication...PrepStar All-America selection and was ranked among the SEC region's top seven defensive linemen...A first-team All-State (3A) selection in 1996 as a defensive lineman after earning first-team All-State honors as an offensive lineman in 1995...1996 Defensive Player of the Year for the Daytona Area...A three-year, two-way starter...77 tackles in 1996 with 10 tackles for loss...Fifth in state weightlifting competition as a junior in 1996 and placed second in the state 3A class in 1996 in both the shot put and discus...High school coach was Tommy Morris...Also visited Syracuse

PERSONAL Born Thomas Moody III on July 21, 1978 in Deland, Florida...Parent: Mahawa Johnson...Has volunteered his time with the True Foundation Ministries and Clean the Environment Group...

Major: Sociology.


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