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Emmanuel Moody

RB

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
RJR
Hometown
Coppell, Texas
Weight
210 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Southern Cal
#21

CAREER: Saw action in 32 games (five starts) at Florida after transferring from the University of Southern California and sitting out the 2007 season...Had 1,060 rushing yards on 182 carries (5.8 avg.) and four touchdowns as a Gator, as well as 11 catches for 54 receiving yards (4.9 avg.).

 

2010: Gained 265 yards on 66 carries (4.0 avg.) in 10 games (three starts…His rushing attempts (66) were second by a UF running back behind Jeff Demps (92)…Dressed but did not play at FSU or in the 2011 Outback Bowl victory vs. Penn State…Tallied a season-high 56 yards on four carries (14.0 yards per carry), including a season-high 22-yard run in the win against Appalachian State…Carried the ball one time for one yard vs. South Carolina...Went over 1,000 yards for his Florida career in the victory at Vanderbilt, running for 46 yards on 13 carries…Missed his first game of the season in the win against Georgia…Registered his third start of the season at home against Mississippi State…Led the running backs with 34 yards on eight carries vs. LSU, and had a season-high three receptions for nine yards…Carried six times for three yards against Alabama…Ran for 46 yards on 10 attempts in the win vs. Kentucky, including a then season-long carry of 19 yards…Gained 20 yards on five carries in the road victory against Tennessee…Made the third start of his career, rushing for 56 yards on a career-high 14 carries, in the win against USF…Graded out as a Champion vs. USF…Rushed five times for five yards against Miami University.

 

2009: Played in 12 games for UF and secured starts versus Vanderbilt and South Carolina…Carried the ball 58 times for 378 yards (6.5 avg.) and three touchdowns and recorded eight receptions for 45 yards receiving (5.6 avg.)…Rushed eight times for 14 yards and a career-best two touchdowns, while notching a career-high four receptions for 19 yards against Cincinnati in the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl as the Gators topped Cincinnati, 51-24…Started for the second time this season in UF’s 24-14 road win over South Carolina as Florida’s second-leading rusher, where he ran three times for 35 yards and scored his first touchdown of the 2009 season on a 17-yard rush…Secured his first career start as a Gator in UF’s 27-3 win over Vanderbilt, while being UF’s second-leading rusher against the Commodores (8-34)…Ran for 26 yards on seven carries against Georgia in Jacksonville…Was second among UF running backs in the Gators’ 29-19 win over Mississippi State, rushing five times for 32 yards and had one catch for eight yards…Rushed three times for seven yards in the 23-20 win over Arkansas on Homecoming…Was Florida’s second-leading rusher in the

road win at Kentucky, rushing for 42 yards on six carries…Averaged 11.4 yards on five carries at Kentucky, including a season-long run of 32 yards, and also caught a pass for 18 yards…Was UF’s third-leading rusher against Tennessee in the SEC opener in Gainesville, carrying three times for 33 yards…His rush of 23 yards in the first quarter against the Volunteers was his longest of the season…Recorded one carry for a 12-yard gain the second game of the season against Troy…Had nine carries for 86 yards in the season opener against Charleston Southern as Florida’s second-leading rusher in the 62-3 win.

 

2008: Saw action in 10 games for the Gators, recording 58 carries for 417 yards (7.2 average) and one touchdown…344 of his 417 total yards came in the last six games of the season…Rushed four times for 23 yards to help UF to its eighth SEC Championship title after defeating Alabama…Was one of only five Gators to achieve a 100-yard-plus rushing game that season…Had a UF career-best day against The Citadel, racking up 116 yards of offense on 13 carries and scoring the first touchdown of his career at UF...Graded out a Champion on offense against the Bulldogs at 100 percent…Was Florida’s leading rusher in two games, Tennessee and Georgia…Rushed for 55 yards against the Vols and 71 yards against UGA…Finished the season fifth in rushing for UF.

 

2007: Versatile tailback from Southern Cal who sat out the season after transferring.

 

2006 (At USC): As a true freshman in 2006, Moody had an impressive showing at tailback…He started four early-season games (Nebraska, Arizona, Washington State, Washington) and was USC's rushing leader in its first three games…Overall in 2006 while appearing in nine games (he sprained his left ankle against Oregon and sat out the California, Notre Dame, UCLA and Michigan games), he had 459 yards (second on USC) on 79 carries (5.8 avg.) with two TDs and caught three passes for 39 yards (13.0 avg.)…He had five runs and one reception of 20-plus yards…He made 2006 Sporting News Freshman All-American honorable mention and was named Sporting News Pac-10 Offensive Freshman of the Year…In the opener at Arkansas, he rushed for a game-high 58 yards on seven carries with a nine-yard TD…He then started versus Nebraska and ran for a game-best 70 yards on nine carries…He ran for a game-high 130 yards on 21 carries as the starter at Arizona, with a nine-yard TD run and other runs of 40 and 30 yards (he also lost a yard on a reception) to earn Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week honors…He added 69 yards on eight carries (including a 48-yard run) at Washington State, 67 yards on 15 rushes versus Washington, 29 yards on six carries against Arizona State, eight yards on three carries at Oregon State, 26 yards on nine rushes and 40 yards on two receptions at Stanford and he had a two-yard carry before spraining his ankle against Oregon.

 

PREP: 2005 Parade All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, ESPN 150, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Midlands and All-District first team as a senior running back at Coppell...Rivals.com No. 9 nationally-ranked running back and No. 11 in the Texas Top 100…He ran for 1,170 yards and 14 TDs in 2005...As a junior in 2004, he was All-District 6-5A first team as he rushed for 1,319 yards with 12 TDs…Received offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.) and USC.

 

MOODY’S CAREER HIGHS

Rushing Attempts: 14 (vs. USF, 2010)

Rushing Yards: 116 (vs. The Citadel, 2008)

Rushing TDs: 2 (vs. Cincinnati, 2009)

Longest Rush: 40 (vs. The Citadel, 2008)

Receptions: 4 (vs. Cincinnati, 2009)

Receiving Yards: 19 (vs. Cincinnati, 2009)

Receiving TDs: None

Longest Reception: 18 (at Kentucky, 2009)

 

CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year

No.

Yds

Avg.

TDs

Long

2006*

79

459

5.8

2

48

2008

58

417

7.2

1

40

2009

58

378

6.5

3

32

2010

66

290

4

0

22

Totals:

182

1,060

5.8

4

40

*at Southern California

 

CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year

No.

Yds

Avg.

TDs

Long

2009

8

45

5.6

0

18

2010

3

9

3

0

6

Totals:

11

54

4.9

0

18

 

PROFILE

·         Holds a Bible study at his home for himself and football teammates who wish to join

·         Spends any downtime practicing his faith as a devout Christian and wants to be a minister some day

·         Played in the same pee-wee football league as former Gator running back Kestahn Moore in Dallas, Texas

·         Played against former Gator teammate Brandon Spikes in the U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl Game

·         Was on the track team in high school, ran the 100 hurdles and the 4x100 relay

·         Was a competitive weight lifter in high school his junior and senior years

·         In high school, he was not allowed to play running back his first year because he was half-Korean

 

QUOTES

"It's a mindset. You can change your mind and want to be a guy who has that demeanor. I don't feel like it's something that you either have or you don't. I just believe if you really change your mind and not let those weaknesses in your mind and become a cancer, then you really can be that running back that has that demeanor. A lot of that fourth and one, the red zone, the goal line type of runs it's a mindset. If you really want to get in the end zone, I believe you can if the O-line gives you the opportunity."  (8/12/10)

Emmanuel Moody, UF running back

 

“He is an immensely talented player who not only has some shake and bake in him but can push his way through for the tough yards.” (8/2/10)

Keith Niebuhr, GatorBait.net

 

“We’ve always had confidence in Emmanuel Moody. He’s a great runner. He’s taking care of the ball real well. He’s powerful and has great moves. He’s dynamic in space, but he’s also got power.” (10/15/09)

Steve Addazio, UF Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach

 

"Moody is an amazing teammate. If you need anything you can go talk to him, just anything. He is just a great guy to be around." (9/8/09)

Jeff Demps, UF running back

 

"I still have confidence in what I can do. I feel if I keep working hard I can be the guy that everyone is kind of expecting…It's a good experience for me. It's helping me grow and my character is getting a lot stronger through it." (9/16/08)

Emmanuel Moody, UF running back

 

“I would put Emmanuel real close to great. He is a completely different player than he was last spring, and he is ready to go out there and play college football.” (8/26/08)

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

 

“This season my focus is more on God. If I’m not spiritually right, then I won’t play football to the best of my ability. He’s the one who gives me strength. He’s the one that gives me comfort. Sometimes at practice I’ll look to Him and start praying. That’s the difference between this season and all the other seasons is that He’s really captured my heart. The Holy Spirit is the one that guides me.” (8/8/08)

Emmanuel Moody, UF running back

 

“I think he’s got another great first step. He’s a slasher. I don’t know his toughness. That’s what we’re going to find that out in the spring because we haven’t beaten him up real bad. We’ll find out in the spring how he handles the off-season and all those things. He’s a quality, quality guy and he’s a 3-point student.” (12/15/07)

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

 

“He’s very quick. I think he’s a slashing runner and he’s a good person. He had elbow surgery so he hasn’t practiced lately. He’s done a good job. I can’t wait to see what he can do [in the spring].” (11/22/07)

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

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