Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Star is Born

It happened at 3:51 pm Eastern Daylight Time. That's when Knowshon Moreno went airborne from the 2 yard line to score the first of Georgia's 6 touchdowns in their 42-30 victory over border war foe Florida. Moreno's (Herschel Walker like) leap touched off a celebration never seen in these parts. The entire UGA team -- all 70 -- rushed the end zone in a wild celebration. And in that a game steeped with 75 years of history.........a star was born. A red-shirt freshman from Bethel, New Jersey -- Knowshon -- starting for injured running backs Thomas Brown and Kregg Lumpkin -- gained a career high 288 yards on 33 carries. He also scored 3 touchdowns as he relentlessly willed his way through, over, and around the Gator defense. At 5' 11" and 207 pounds, Moreno is a gifted athlete out a state which has produced backs like Mike Rozier and Ron Dayne. He now has taken his place on the long list of Georgia Super-backs. On a cloudy October in Jacksonville --- Moreno has staked his claim.

Check out Moreno's high school career:

High School: Middletown South, coached by Steve Antonucci

*PrepStar 200

* #73 on Rivals 100 list

* #10 running back

* #3 postseason New Jersey top 50

* #9 running back in the nation

*EA Sports All-American

*Finished his high school career with 128 touchdowns and 782 points

*New Jersey’s all-time leading scorer

*Rushed for 1,808 yards on 185 carries and scored 43 TDs in 10 games as a senior

*His 6,268 career rushing yards is second all-time in New Jersey

*Led Middletown South to three championships in a row

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