Skai Moore
Skai  Moore


Cooper City, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 218


2 VL

Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management


No limit to Skai's potential with Gamecocks

By Josh Kendall (The State)


With Clowney Gone, Gamecocks Look To Skai Moore

By David Caraviello (Post and Courier)


USC Sophomore Linebacker Moore Only Beginning To Tap Into His Talent

By Willie T. Smith III (The Greenville News)


Behind Moore, USC defense regaining grip

By Willie T. Smith III (The Greenville News)

Talented junior who is a candidate for postseason accolades... is a preseason third-team All-SEC pick by Athlon and a fourth-team selection by Phil Steele... plays MIKE linebacker... has led Carolina in tackles in each of the last two years, becoming the first player to do so since Emanuel Cook (2007-08)... the last to do it three years in a row was Tony Watkins (1992-94)... recognized with the Big Plays award for the defense in the spring... played in 25 games with 13 starts... owns 149 career tackles and seven interceptions.

2014: Second year linebacker who led the team with 93 tackles, the most for a Gamecock since Jasper Brinkley’s 107 in 2006... ranked 10th in the SEC with 7.8 tackles per game... was second on the squad with three interceptions... led the team in tackles eight times: seven stops against East Carolina, 10 vs. Georgia, nine at Kentucky, eight at Auburn, a career-high 12 at Florida, nine vs. South Alabama, 10 at Clemson and 11 against Miami... recovered an onside kick at Auburn, the Gamecocks’ first since 2007... did not play versus Tennessee due to a sprained ankle... logged all three of his interceptions in the last two regular games, picking off two against South Alabama and one at Clemson... named the Defensive MVP of the Independence Bowl after an 11-tackle effort in the win over Miami... was a second-team midseason All-SEC according to Phil Steele... was a preseason second-team All-SEC selection by Athlon’s and a fourth-team pick by Phil Steele... selected by the coaches for the “Everyday Hustle” award for the defense during the spring.

2013: Linebacker who earned a spot on the coaches’ Freshman All-SEC squad and was a second-team Freshman All-American according to 247Sports... played in all 13 games, making four starts... led the team with 56 tackles... added a team-high four interceptions and recovered a fumble... recorded seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack, in the season opener against North Carolina... credited with six tackles at Georgia... led the team with six tackles, including a tackle for loss, in the win at Arkansas... added another six stops at Tennessee... made his first start against Mississippi State and was credited with six tackles along with his first career interception... started each of the final four regular season games... tied for the team lead with six tackles against Florida, including a tackle for loss... intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the win over Clemson... recorded five tackles and had a pair of interceptions in the Capital One Bowl win over Wisconsin.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University High School to an undefeated season and the 3A state title as a senior... graduated in 2013... coached by Roger Harriott... racked up 14 tackles and a sack in the championship game for the Suns... totaled 103 tackles with six sacks and four interceptions during his final season... the Suns posted five shutouts and limited seven of their opponents to three points or less... credited with 70 tackles including 18 tackles for loss during his junior campaign... a four-star prospect and the 43rd-best player in the state and the No. 19 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals... a three-star recruit and the No. 29 outside linebacker prospect in the country per Scout... considered a four-star prospect the 45th-best player in Florida and the 22nd-best outside linebacker in the country by 247Sports... named All-Southeast Region by PrepStar... originally committed to Rutgers... also considered Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Arkansas.

PERSONAL: Skai Moore is a hotel, restaurant and tourism management major.