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Better Know A Dude 2015: #87 DE Malachi Moore

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He continues to grow as a defensive end, and a big 2015 could be in store for Malachi Moore

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Malachi Moore

Position: Defensive End

Number: #87

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-7

Weight: 273 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 Stats: Played in all 13 games last season, registered 17 tackles, including 14 solo stops and six tackles for a loss of 30 yards. He also had four sacks, two of which came against Virginia Tech.

2015 Projections: Moore cemented his role with the Eagles in 2014, lining up opposite of Kevin Kavalec for most of the year. This season BC has a slew of ends they are planning on using including Harold Landry, Evan Kelly, Zach Allen and Wyatt Ray. This is a good and bad thing in terms of Moore's numbers. On one hand he will probably get starter reps, but also he will rotate in and out, which may hurt his stats, but in the end make him more effective when he plays.

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:

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). Shares the number this season with Austin Chapman.

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:

Malachi Moore Sack Against Virginia Tech(ESPN, Have To Click On Link To Watch)

Malachi Moore Shares Sack with Truman Gutapfel Against Clemson (ESPN, Have To Click On Link To Watch)

Here are some highlights of Moore at Pope John XXIII.