Boston College Football: Get To Know The Dudes - #87, DE Malachi Moore

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Today, "Get to know" ... defensive end Malachi Moore.

Name: Malachi Moore

Position: Defensive End

Number: #87

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 269 lbs.

Hometown: Hackettstown, NJ

High School: Pope John XXIII

2013 Stats: Missed the season due to an undisclosed injury.

2012 Stats: Played in six of the Eagles' last seven games. Competed in 66 plays on defense / special teams. Made two solo tackles including a sack for a loss of six yards in his collegiate debut at Florida State on October 13. Recorded a solo stop against Notre Dame on November 10.

2014 Projections: There was a question on whether Spaz would redshirt Moore during his freshman season, but that question was answered when the DE was thrust into action in BC's 2012 game vs. Florida State. Moore acquitted himself well in his collegiate debut, recording two tackles including a sack of FSU QB E.J. Manuel on third down (one of only two FSU first-half drives that didn't end in a TD in a 51-7 drubbing of the Eagles). Now healthy, Moore figures to feature prominently on an Eagles defensive line that's been decimated by graduation. The sophomore DE recorded five tackles and a QB pressure in the spring game. Look for Moore to again be thrust into action at DE, especially in light of the departures of BC's two starting DEs from last season (Kasim Edebali and Kaleb Ramsey).

How'd He Get Here: A two-star recruit out of high school, Moore chose the Eagles over a claimed offer from Temple. The defensive end position is relatively new to him as he only started playing at DE during his senior season.

Twitter Feed: You can follow Malachi on Twitter @prophet_1121.

Tweetable:

Who? Never heard of him.

What's Addazio Think Of Him: On losing five of seven starters on the defensive line: "Yeah. It's always a concern. You just rattled that off there and I had to count it off in my head. We feel very good that we have a lot of returning guys. We played everybody last year. The guys that are coming back - Brian Mihalik, [Truman] Gutapfel, Malachi Moore is now back in the swing. He was out last season. And then of course Mehdi Abdesmad who got hurt against Florida State and was arguably our best defensive linemen last year."

Uniform History: Long before Barry Gallup was a member of the athletics department staff, he was one the best receivers in school history. #87 set school marks for receptions (87) and receiving yards (1,325) as well as playing two years of basketball under Bob Cousy. He later served as the program's assistant coach for 20 years (1970-91) and returned to BC in 2000 as assistant athletics director for football operations. Other notable #87s include E Joseph Lukis (1962-63, captain in 63) and E Dick Capp (1963, 65, played in Super Bowl I for the Packers).

Linkage:

Defensive End Malachi Moore Will Not Play In 2013 (BC Heights Sports)

BC's Malachi Moore meeting challenges as freshman (Boston Globe)

Malachi Moore of Pope John signs to play for Boston College on national signing day (nj.com)

Highlights: Here are some highlights of Moore at Pope John XXIII.

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