CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) — UNI’s Briley Moore has some big goals in 2019.
“I’m focusing on what I’m doing for this team to win a conference title and win a national championship,” said Moore, “I want to do whatever I can, line up at whatever position I can, take as many reps as I can, because these guys deserve it. These coaches deserve it. Coach Farley deserves it.”
Moore broke out in to the open in his junior campaign. He led UNI in receiving with 526 yards and four touchdowns. Now his production becomes even more important as UNI is set to start a quarterback, yet to be determined, with little or no college experience.
Coach Mark Farley hopes former Panther tight end Elias Nissen served as motivation for Moore. At last month’s UNI pro day, Nissen completed 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. That total would’ve ranked him number two among all tight ends at the NFL combine.
“I think the incentive for Briley was to see Elias Nissen go through his pro day, to see how Elias tested out, and how he compared to the guys that were at the combine,” said Farley, “and I think that’s self motivation knowing what Elias is and how he compares to the best. That’s where Briley needs to go.”