Has played two seasons as the team's top reserve at defensive tackle ... Contending with Lamar Mills for the starting job at nose tackle ... Showed his toughness by playing with an injured shoulder last season ... Is a cousin of Wildcat offensive tackle Antonio Hall and linebacker Chad Anderson ... Has played in 20 games, including three starts.
2002 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games as the team's primary backup at defensive tackle ... Accumulated 28 tackles, including a season high of five against Arkansas and Vanderbilt ... Made five tackles for loss, including three quarterback sacks ... Top game came in the upset of Arkansas when he blocked a field goal and had a quarterback sack, in addition to his five tackles ... Other sacks came against Louisville and South Carolina.
2001: Made an immediate impact as a true freshman ... Named to the SEC All-Freshman teams selected by SEC Coaches, the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and The Sporting News ... Played in the first eight games before sustaining a season-ending knee injury at Mississippi State ... Started against LSU and Georgia when Dewayne Robertson was injured ... Totaled 21 tackles ... Had 4.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 quarterback sacks ... Added four quarterback hurries and a pass breakup ... Best game came in the win over Ball State, when he had a season-high seven tackles, including 2.5 TFL ... Had a sack against LSU.
High School: Standout defensive line prospect ... Signed with Penn State in Feb. 2000, but played the 2000 season at a prep school, the Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pa. ... Played defensive end, inside linebacker, and offensive tackle at Kiski ... Totaled 59 tackles and one fumble recovery ... Graded over 80 percent every game at offensive tackle ... Three-year starter at Washington HS in Massillon, Ohio, where he was a teammate of fellow UK signee Jeremiah Drobney ... Namd the Ohio Division I Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and the Stark County Player of the Year ... Two-year member of the all-county team and honorable mention all-state as a junior ... Played in the "Big 33" Ohio vs. Pennsylvania All-Star Game after his senior season ... Rated as the #47 prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep a year ago ... The #56 prospect in the Midwest in Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... The #3 defensive line prospect in the Midwest by PrepStar, which wrote, "A DT from one of the nation's most storied programs. He had 92 tackles and nine sacks this season. Ellery was an early commit to the Nittany Lions and chose PSU over the likes of UNC, UGA, Ohio State, Michigan and more. He has great potential and should make a name for himself in college." ... Coached at Washington by Rick Shepas ... Won a national powerlifting championship in high school for his combination of the squat lift, dead lift, and bench press ... In 2001, Ellery chose Kentucky over Pittsburgh.
Personal: Full name is Ellery Allan Moore ... Is a cousin of current Wildcat Antonio Hall ... Born 9-28-82 in Massillon ... Son of Ellery Moore and Michelle Hall ... Major is journalism.
The Cats' Cause: Participated in a service event at Richmond Retirement Place (2002) ... Participated in a service event at Combs Elementary (2003).
Moore Career Statistics
Year Position G-GS Tackles TFL Sacks PBU Blk-Kick 2001 Def. Tackle 8-2 21 4.5-15 1.5-10 1 0 2002 Def. Tackle 12-1 28 5-23 3-21 0 1 Totals 20-3 49 9.5-38 4.5-31 1 1
Moore Game-by-Game Statistics
2001 Opponent Tackles TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. Louisville 2 0 0 Ball State 7 2.5-5 0.5-1 Florida 2 0 0 Mississippi 1 0 0 South Carolina 3 0 0 Louisiana State 3 1-9 1-9 Georgia 3 1-1 0 Mississippi State 0 0 0 Vanderbilt INJ Tennessee INJ Indiana INJ Totals 21 4.5-15 1.5-10