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Skai Moore
Skai  Moore

RS Senior

Cooper City, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 218


4 VL

Interdisciplinary Studies


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2017 Steve Wadiak MVP Award

2017 Team Captain

2017 First-team All-SEC (Coaches)

2017 Second-team All-SEC (AP)

2017 Second-team All-America (College Sports Madness)

2017 Comeback Player of the Year

2017 Joe Morrison Award (MVP - Defense)

2017 Leadership Award - Defense

2015 Team Captain

2015 Second-team All-SEC (AP and Coaches)

2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (North Carolina)

2015 Spring Big Plays Award - Defense

2014 Independence Bowl Defensive MVP

2014 Spring Everyday Hustle Award - Defense

2013 Second-Team Freshman All-American (247Sports)

2013 SEC All-Freshman Team

2017: Linebacker who earned first team All-SEC accolades by the league’s coaches and second-team honors by AP and Phil Steele... named second team All-America by College Sports Madness... named a permanent team captain, earning that distinction for the second time in his career... became the 15th player in Division I history to lead his team in tackles in four seasons... tied Bo Davies’s (1969-71) school record with 14 career interceptions... led the team and finished 12th in the SEC with 92 tackles (7.2 per game)... tied for the team lead with three interceptions... after sitting out the 2016 season, made a successful return against NC State, collecting eight tackles... had seven stops including a tackle for loss and an INT against Kentucky... led the team with 12 tackles in the Louisiana Tech win... recorded his first sack of the season and returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown against Arkansas... led Carolina with nine tackles and added a sack in the Tennessee win... paced the team with 10 tackles against Georgia... logged his third interception of the season against Wofford... set a career high with 15 tackles against Clemson... recorded 13 career games with double-figures in tackles... ranks sixth in school history in total tackles with 353 and second with 213 unassisted tackles... took home numerous team postseason awards including Comeback Player of the Year, the Joe Morrison Award as the MVP of the defense, the Leadership Award for the defense, and the Steve Wadiak MVP Award... accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl and to the NFL Combine.

2016: Redshirted while rehabbing from a surgically-repaired herniated disk.

2015: Named one of six team captains... earned second-team All-SEC accolades by both the AP and coaches after leading the team with 111 tackles, which ranked third in the SEC with 9.2 tackles per game... also led the team with 6.5 tackles for loss and with four pass interceptions, tying for fourth in the SEC... led the team and tied for fourth in the SEC with three forced fumbles... became the first Gamecock to reach the century mark in tackles since 2006, while his 111 tackles was the second-highest total recorded by a South Carolina player in the last 25 years... recorded double figures in tackles six times, including a career-high 14 tackles at Texas A&M... keyed the Gamecocks in their season-opening victory, picking off two passes in the end zone against North Carolina... also led the team with 11 tackles while earning SEC Defensive Player of the Week accolades... made eight tackles with a tackle for loss against Kentucky and returned his third interception of the season 14 yards to set up a touchdown... credited with a dozen stops at Georgia and at Missouri... added nine tackles against UCF... had 11 stops including a strip sack with a fumble that he recovered against Vanderbilt... also had an interception and a pass break up against the Commodores... had six stops with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack at Tennessee... did not start and saw only limited action against The Citadel after missing much of the week's practice time due to a death in the family... came back with a game-high 13 tackles and forced a pair of fumbles against Clemson... recognized with the Big Plays award for the defense in the spring.

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... 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 then-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 (Fla.)... was a second-team midseason All-SEC according to Phil Steele... selected by the coaches for the "Everyday Hustle" award for the defense during the spring.

2013: Earned a spot on the coaches' Freshman All-SEC squad and was a second-team Freshman All-America linebacker 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... credited with 70 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss as a junior... the 43rd-best player in the state and the No. 19 outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals... the No. 29 outside linebacker prospect in the country per Scout... considered the 45th-best player in Florida and the 22nd-best outside linebacker in the country by 247Sports... named All-Southeast Region by PrepStar.

PERSONAL: Skai A. Moore was born January 8, 1995... is an interdisciplinary studies major who graduated in August 2017.

Skai Moore

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