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Fifth-year senior offensive lineman and native of Örebro, Sweden, Isaac Moore, has just finished an amazing five-year run at Temple University (NCAA Division-I) in Philadelphia.
During his time playing for Owls6’7″ 300-pound offensive tackle reached benchmark for most consecutive games played in than anyone else Temple alumni before him. He now holds the record after seeing the field in 57 straight contests.
His career at Temple has not gone unnoticed NFL hold it seems.
As he told Jonnas Brännmyr, a reporter for NA, the local newspaper i Örebro, NFL teams show definite interest:
“I’ve been interviewed by 12 NFL teams.”
His riveting performance is all the more remarkable considering that Temple struggled this season, finishing with a 3-7 record. This did not stop Moore from shining all year. As catalyst manager for Owls offensive line, Moore would help pave the way for running back Edward Saydee, who rushed for 639 yards in 2022, which included an incredible 265-yard rushing day against University of South Florida.
Before tackling the five-year legacy he left behind at Temple UniversityMoore was unsure what the game of football would hold for him at home Sweden.
Like most of the Europeans in his shoes Moore took up the game in the latter half of childhood aged 15 after a friend told him an under-15 football team needed “bigger players”. It would only take one practice for Isaac to fall in love with football (American style) and the rest would be history. Just two years later, he joined one of the top teams in Swedenthat Örebro Black Knights and found himself in the Swedish title game.
However, he wanted more and decided to find his way into the university ranks. The move to American college football and ultimately to Temple was surprisingly straightforward, he explained Europe’s elite:
“I sent them (Temple University) a practice tape, then met with the coaches in person and was offered on the spot. I received my first scholarship offer from Towson University and it felt great to receive. It made me feel like all the early mornings and workouts have been worth it. But after watching practice at Temple, it resonated with me and I knew I wanted to play here.”
While Moore may not have played as long as most of the other draft prospects heading into the 2023 offseason, he certainly made up for it with his five-year tenure with Owls.
Not only does Isaac possess the size and measurables to play offensive line NFLbut he also possesses a sneaky natural athleticism and knowledge of the game that could not only get him to the NFL, but give him the potential to thrive.
Isaac Moore may not be a name for everyone NFL team’s draft board, but it’s becoming more and more likely that you’ll see his name on one NFL list coming 2023 training camp.