Knowshon Moreno
# 24
Tailback - TB
Height: 5-11  Weight: 208
Redshirt Sophomore
Previous Affiliations
   Middletown South
Previous Experience
  SQ
Hometown
   Belford, N.J.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 12/08/2008
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Career Highs: 33 carries vs. No. 9 Florida in 2007
*196 yards vs. Troy in 2007
*3 rushing TDs (5x), last at Kentucky in 2008
*205 total yards (188 rushing, 17 receiving) vs. No. 9 Florida in 2007
*Long rush of 80 yards vs. Troy in 2007
*13 games with 100+ yards rushing
*6 receptions vs. No. 19 Michigan State in 2009 Capital One Bowl
*74 yards receiving vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech in 2008
*1 TD reception (2x), last vs. No. 19 Michigan State in 2009 Capital One Bowl
*Long reception of 37 yards vs. Georgia Southern in 2008
*Long TD reception of 35 yards at Auburn in 2008

2008: Named to the American Football Coaches’ Association All-America Team
*Selected Second-Team All-America by Associated Press, Phil Steele and Walter Camp
*Named to CollegeFootballNews.com’s All-Sophomore First Team
*Unanimous First Team All-SEC by Associated Press and SEC Coaches, also Phil Steele’s All-SEC First Team selection
*Named one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award
*Named one of 15 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award
*Earned team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player Award
*Started all 13 games making 250 carries for 1,400 yards and 16 TD, catching 33 passes for 392 yards two TDs and returning two punts for 30 yards
*Became only the second Bulldog in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in two straight seasons (Herschel Walker did it all three of his seasons)
*His 1,400 rushing yards ranked as the fifth-most in a single-season at UGA and his 16 rushing TDs ranked tied fourth-most in a single-season in school history
*Carried 23 times for 62 yards and caught a career-high six receptions for 63 yards in Capital One Bowl victory vs. No. 19 Michigan State
*Tallied 94 yards rushing and a TD on 17 carries and caught four passes for a career-high 74 yards vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech
*Recorded 22 rushing attempts for 131 yards and caught four passes including a 35-yard TD receptions, the first receiving TD of his career, in win at Auburn
*Gained 123 rushing yards and scored three TDs on 22 carries and caught three passes for 40 yards in win at Kentucky
*Carried 17 times for 65 yards in loss to No. 5 Florida
*Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/27) after posting 163 rushing yards and a TD on 21 carries in win at No. 11 LSU
*Gained a season-best 172 yards and scored a TD on 23 carries in win over No. 22 Vanderbilt earning him SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors (10/20)
*Carried 27 times for 101 yards and caught a pass for 14 yards vs. Tennessee
*Rushed nine times for 34 yards and a TD and made three catches for 14 yards vs. No. 8 Alabama
*149 yards on 23 rushing attempts and two TDs at No. 24 Arizona State
*Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/8) following efforts vs. C. Michigan
*For second week in a row, tied career-high with three rushing TDs vs. Central Michigan on 18 carries for 168 yards; also tied a career high with three receptions
*Tied a career-high with three rushing TDs vs. Georgia Southern gaining 59 yards on eight carries and added 53 receiving yards on two receptions including a career-long 37 yard catch
*Named Preseason All-America 1st Team by ESPN.com, CBSsports.com, The Sporting News, Lindy’s, Athlon, Phil Steele and Blue Ribbon
*Selected Preseason All-SEC by the SEC Coaches, The Sporting News, Lindy’s, Athlon, Phil Steele, Blue Ribbon and The Birmingham News
*Named Lindy’s Preseason MVP for the SEC, to the Heisman Watch and the No. 1 rated running back in the nation
*Tabbed in the preseason by The Sporting News as a Heisman, Camp and Maxwell Trophy Candidate as well as a Doak Walker Award Candidate
*Selected by Athlon as one of its Heisman Favorites
*Chosen as one of Phil Steele’s Heisman Favorites and rated the No. 2 running back in the nation
*Received the Coffee County Hustle Award and was named the Most Consistent Running Back at the conclusion of spring practice

2007: Appeared in 13 games making six starts with 248 carries for 1,334 yards (5.3 avg.) and 14 TDs while also making 20 receptions for 253 yards (12.6 avg.)
*Ended the season with the second-most yards per game (102.6) in the SEC and out of the nation’s Division I freshmen
*Scored a pair of TDs and rushed for 61 yards during Georgia’s 41-10 rout of No. 10 Hawai’i in Sugar Bowl
*Finished No. 2 on the school’s all-time list and No. 4 on the SEC’s all-time list for most yards rushing by a freshman (1,334 yards)
*Freshman All-America First Team by Rivals.com and Scout.com
*All-SEC First-Team selection by Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Rivals.com; named SEC All-Freshman and SEC Freshman Offensive Player of the Year by Sporting News; SEC Coaches All-Freshman team
*Became the first Bulldog since Herschel Walker in 1982 to rush for 100 or more yards in five-consecutive games when he totaled 124 yards and a TD on 22 carries vs. No. 22 Kentucky
*Tallied 101 yards and 2 TDs on 22 carries vs. No. 18 Auburn, and he also had one catch for 15 yards
*Named SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance vs. Troy (26 carries, 196 yards, 3 TDs including an 80-yard run, ninth longest in school history....he became the 12th Bulldog in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season....also named SEC Freshman of the Week (10/15) for his efforts at Vanderbilt and vs. Alabama (17 carries, 74 yards, one TD, two receptions)
*Following his efforts against No. 9 Florida was named Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week (10/31), Sporting News Magazine College Player of the Week (11/1), SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/29) and was the recipient of the Master Coaches Survey’s Nike Game Ball of the Week (11/1)
*Carried 33 times for 188 yards and three TDs vs. No. 9 Florida while also catching two passes for 17 yards
*Made first career start and first-ever freshman captain under Mark Richt at Vanderbilt gaining 157 rushing yards on 28 carries and catching two passes for 18 yards; his 28 carries against the Commodores were the most carries by a Bulldog since Musa Smith had 37 for 148 yards in 2002
*Posted first 100-yard rushing game of career with 104 yards vs. S. Carolina
*Made Bulldog debut vs. Oklahoma St. with over 100 yards of total offense while leading team with 70 rushing yards and two receptions for 51 yards
*Carried 11 times for 68 yards and two TDs in spring G-Day game
*Recipient of the Leon and Vicki Farmer Scholarship

2006: Redshirted.

High School: Middletown South, coached by Steve Antonucci...PrepStar 200...Rivals.com #73 on Rivals 100 list...Rivals.com #10 running back...Rivals.com #3 postseason New Jersey top 50...Scout.com #9 running back in the nation...EA Sports All-American...Finished his high school career with 128 touchdowns and 782 points...New Jersey’s all-time leading scorer...Rushed for 1,808 yards on 185 carries and scored 43 TDs in 10 games as a senior...His 6,268 career rushing yards is second all-time in New Jersey...Led Middletown South to three championships in a row.

Personal: KNOWSHON MORENO; Born: July 16, 1987; Major: Housing.

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Rushing








Year

G/GS

Att.

Yards

Per/Att.

Per/Gm.

TD

LG

2007

13/6

248

1,334

5.3

102.6

14

80 TU

2008

13/13

250

1,400

5.6

107.7

16

68 LSU

Total

26/19

498

2,734

5.5

105.2

30

80 TU

Receiving








Year

G/GS

Rec.

Yards

Per/Rec.

Per/Gm.

TD

LG

2007

13/6

20

253

12.6

19.4

0

35 OS

2008

13/13

33

392

11.9

30.2

2

37 GSU

Total

26/19

53

645

12.2

24.8

2

37 GSU

Punt Returns








Year

Ret.

Yards

Avg

TD

LG



2008

2

30

15.0

0

32 SC



Total

2

30

15.0

0

32 SC



 

Rushing




2007
G/GS
ATT
YDS
TD
LG
Oklahoma St.
1/0 20 70 0 9
S. Carolina
2/0
14 104 0 50
W. Carolina
3/0 13 94 1 23
@ #16 Alabama
4/0 17 74 1 19
Ole Miss
5/0 14 90 1 25
@ Tennessee
6/0 13 30 0 5
@ Vanderbilt
7/1 28 157 0 32
vs. #9 Florida
8/2 33 188 3 42
Troy 9/3 26 196 3 80
#18 Auburn
10/4 22 101 2 24
#22 Kentucky
11/5 22 124 1 23
@ Ga. Tech
12/6 17 45 0 14
vs. #10 Hawai'i
13/6 9 61 2 17
Total 13/6 248 1,334 14 80
2008
G/GS
ATT

YDS

TD
LG
Ga. Southern
1/1 8 59 3 24
C. Michigan
2/2
18 168 3 52
@ S. Carolina
3/3 20 79 1 11
@ Arizona St.
4/4 23 149 2 30
#8 Alabama
5/5 9 34 1 11
Tennessee
6/6 27 101 0 13
#22 Vanderbilt
7/7 23 172 1 22
@ #11 LSU
8/8 21 163 1 68
vs. #5 Florida
9/9 17 65 0 18
@ Kentucky 10/10 22
123 3
22
@ Auburn
11/11 22 131 0 20
#18 Ga. Tech
12/12 17 94 1 32
vs. #19 Michigan St.
13/13 23 62 0 10
Total 13/13 250 1,400 16 6
Career Rushing
26/19
733
2,734
30
80