A strong, quick defensive tackle who can tie up the interior of the line ... a two-year starter who has a good combination of size, speed and agility ... equally adept at stopping the run or rushing the passer ... earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior when he emerged as one of the leaders of the defense ... played in the 2008 Senior Bowl and went to take part in the NFL Combine ... appeared in 44 career games, starting 26 of his final 29 contests ... ranked among the top senior defensive tackle prospects in the nation by ESPN.com in the fall of 2007 ... posted 17.5 career tackles for loss, including 10.5 sacks ... posted the third-highest strength index (a measure of pound-for-pound strength) on the team in the spring of 2006 ... an Iron Terp in each of his last four springs ... 365-pound clean in 2005 was a school record for defensive linemen (broken by Dean Muhtadi in 2007) ... posted the highest strength index on the team in spring 2007 testing.
as a Senior (2007): A first-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA and ESPN.com ... also a second-team all-league selection by Rivals.com ... started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (8.5) ... led the team with six sacks, the most by a Terrapin since 2004 (Shawne Merriman, 8.5) ... tied for 18th in the ACC in sacks (0.46 pg) ... led all Maryland defensive linemen with 63 stops ... tied for third on the team in forced fumbles (2) ... averaged 6.5 tackles over the last six regular-season games ... was ranked as the fifth-best senior defensive tackle prospect in the nation by ESPN.com during the season ... (vs. OSU in the Emerald Bowl) ... totaled four tackles ... (vs. NCSU) ... recorded three tackles and broke up a pass ... helped limit the Wolfpack to 10 rushing yards ... (vs. FSU) ... led all defensive linemen with seven tackles, including a sack for a loss of seven yards ... tied for the team-lead with a career-best five solo stops ... (vs. BC) ... recorded five tackles including his fifth sack of the year for a loss of 10 yards ... snagged his first career interception in the first quarter and returned it 12 yards to set up Maryland's second touchdown of the night ... (vs. UNC) ... had seven tackles to lead all defensive lineman ... (vs. Clemson) ... had seven tackles, including an assist on a tackle for loss ... forced a fumble by quarterback Cullen Harper in the the first quarter ... (vs. UVA) ... tied a career-high with a pair of sacks for 11 yards lost ... also made a career-high 10 tackles ... (vs. GT) ... made four total tackles ... (vs. RU) ... forced a fumble and broke up one pass ... had three tackles, including an assist on a tackle for loss ... (vs. WFU) ... recorded five stops, including three solo ... (vs. WVU) ... made three tackles including one for a loss of two yards ... (vs. FIU) ... recorded one tackle ... part of a defensive effort that limitied FIU to 81 yards passing and 82 yards rushing ... (vs. Villanova) ... had three tackles, including a pair of sacks for 13 yards, setting a new career high ... part of a defensive effort that allowed only 11 yards rushing for the game, and 28 total yards in the second half.
as a Junior (2006): Played in all 13 games at defensive tackle, starting 10 ... his 7.5 tackles for loss ranked third on the team ...tied for team-high honors 3.5 sacks ... ranked tied for eighth on the team in tackles with 47 ... shared the James M. Tatum Award with Stephon Heyer as the Terps' lineman of the year ... (vs. PU in the Champs Sports Bow) ... had a pair of tackles ... (vs. WF) ... notched six tackles (two solo) ... (vs. BC) ... recorded one tackle ... (vs. Miami) ... has a season-high eight tackles (three solo), including two TFL ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded three tackles (two solo) and a TFL ... (vs. FSU) ... posted three solo tackles, including one sack ... (vs. NC St.) ... posted four tackles (one solo) ... (vs. UVa) ... notched four tackles (three solo, including one for a loss) ... (vs. FIU) ... notched one tackle ... (vs. GT) ... posted one solo tackle ... (vs. WVU) ... posted four tackles, one solo ... had half a sack for a 1-yard loss ... (vs. MT) ... notched six tackles, three unassisted ... two of those came on his first and second sacks of the season ... (vs. W&M) ... recorded four tackles ... brought down a Tribe ball carrier for a 3-yard loss, forcing a fourth down.
as a Sophomore (2005): Played in 10 games along the defensive line, starting the last three ... finished the season with 18 tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for loss ... (at UNC) ... first career start ... finished the day with a pair of tackles ... took down TB Ronnie McGill for a loss of five yards, his lone TFL of the season ... (vs. VT) ... recorded a season-high six tackles (two solo) ... (vs. Temple) ... did not play due to injury ... (vs. Navy) ... finished with three tackles, including two solos ... stopped RB Matt Hall for no gain to set up fourth down near the end of the third period.
as a Redshirt Freshman (2004): Played in each of the season's final eight games on the defensive line ... registered 12 tackles (six unassisted), 1.5 TFLs, one sack and three quarterback hurries ... (vs. WFU) ... tied a season high with four tackles, including one-half TFL, and a QB hurry ... combined with D'Qwell Jackson to collapse the line and stop TB Chris Barclay for a 4-yard loss in the second quarter ... hurried a Cory Randolph throw in the fourth quarter, forcing an incompletion and a third-and-long ... (at VT) ... finished with a season-high four tackles (one solo) ... recorded a QB hurry as he put pressure on Bryan Randall from the right side and leveled him as he released the ball in the first quarter ... (at CU) ... notched his first career sack, taking down Charlie Whitehurst for a loss of two yards ... (vs. GT) ... made his first career tackles, collecting three (two solo) ... (at Duke) ... made his collegiate debut.
as a Freshman (2003): Redshirt season ... one of the standout performers for the scout team ... named scout team player of the week three times ... earned the recognition the weeks of games against The Citadel, Clemson and NC State ... originally signed as a grayshirt.
at Independence High School: Played just one year with the varsity ... had never played football but was asked to join the junior varsity team in his junior season due to his size ... made varsity as a senior and was one of four all-state performers on his team ... posted 107 tackles (69 unassisted), 12 tackles for loss and three sacks in his lone season with the varsity ... a first team all-state selection by the Associated Press ... led all defensive linemen in voting for all-state ... was also all-conference, all-county and all-district for the Patriots ... invited to play in the Shrine Bowl (North Carolina all-stars vs. South Carolina all-stars) ... team went 13-0 and beat its opponents by an average of 51-8 en route to the state championship ... teammate was consensus national player of the year and former Florida QB Chris Leak ... also recruited by North Carolina, East Carolina, Wake Forest and Duke ... coached by Tommy Knotts.
Personal: Born June 9, 1985 ... full name is Marchondray Moore ... parents are Melvin and Lois Moore ... majored in family studies and graduated in December 2007 .... first name is pronounced "dray."
Moore's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2004 8-0 6 6 12 1.5-4 1.0-2 0 0 0 0-0 2005 10-3 8 10 18 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2006 13-10 23 24 47 7.5-15 3.5-6 1 0 1 0-0 2007 13-13 26 37 63 8.5-45 6.0-41 2 0 1 1-12 Career 44-26 63 77 140 17.5-64 10.5-49 3 0 2 1-12