By Joe Jenkins
Moore is like Doug Martin in that he only spent one out of his four years in the MWC. Had he spent all four, he'd be the most decorated quartarback in the history of the conference.
The man that Skip Bayless once dubbed "Joe Montana Jr." threw for more than 14,000 yards and 142 touchdowns. Both marks would stand as MWC records by a large margin. Moore also finished in the Top 10 in the Heisman voting three consecutive years and finished his career at Boise as the winningest quarterback in NCAA history with a 50-3 record.
Amazingly, Moore went undrafted in 2012, but signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions.
Moore belongs in the discussion of the best college football quarterbacks of all-time, but in a conference-specific ranking, it's hard to rank him much higher with only one season.
I understand Urlacher only played a year in the conference, but 8 is too low for a guy who did it all in ABQ. Really can't argue with anyone else . . .
It's crap that Bradlee Van Pelt isn't on this list. I believe along with Dalton he is the only other play to win two play of the year awards in the MWC.
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Thanks Catch. I'll say that if BSU was in the MWC forMoore's four years (or probably even 3 out of the 4), he would have dropped Smith to #2. Moore was incredible, but 75% of his career was in a different conference--including his best season.
An intelligent, well thought out list. Would be easy to put someone like Moore higher (he may deserve it) and forget guys like Hughes and Weddle. Of course, had Boise been in the MWC earlier, this list would look a lot different.