Brandon Moore
Brandon Moore

Gary, Ind.

High School:
West Side

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 286

Defensive Tackle


2001: Named an all-Big Ten Selection ... Team Captain ... A four-year starter who is the anchor of Illinois' much-improved defensive line ... Second among a balanced corp of defensive linemen in tackles with 40 ... Has a team leading 14 quarterback hurries, including a season and career high four against Louisville ... Also added a fumble recovery against the Cardinals ...Made the most of his final game at Memorial Stadium tallying three tackles, two of which were for a loss and one sack ... One out of every five of his tackles goes for a loss ... Has eight stops for negative yardage including five sacks ... Had a season high six tackles including one sack against Minnesota ...Had four tackles and a sack at Michigan ... Had a pair of TFL's and a sack against Wisconsin.

2000: Started all 11 games ... Ranked eighth on the team with 55 tackles ... Totaled seven tackles for loss, three sacks and five quarterback hurries ... Had a career-high nine tackles, including eight solos against Ohio State ... Registered eight tackles, one for loss and two quarterback hurries vs. Indiana ... Posted seven tackles and a quarterback hurry at Penn State ... Had six tackles at both Minnesota and Michigan State ... Recorded sacks against Middle Tennessee, Michigan and Iowa ...Recovered a fumble in the Illini's shutout win over Iowa.

1999: Started 11 of 12 games at defensive tackle ... Set career highs with five tackles, including three for loss and two sacks vs. San Diego State ... Ranked third on team with four sacks ... Totaled 41 tackles, including six for loss ... Had two tackles for loss, one sack and five total tackles in the Illini's 63-21 win over Virginia in the Bowl ... Recorded seven tackles, one sack and one QB hurry against Northwestern ... Recovered one fumble.

1998: Moved steadily into the lineup as a true freshman, playing in 10 games, earning his first varsity letter and starting at defensive tackle vs. Penn State and Indiana ... Made 13 tackles, including 11 solos ... Made first career tackle at Northwestern ... Made career-high four tackles with two solos vs. Wisconsin ... Recorded two stops at Purdue and Penn State.

High School: Played offensive guard and defensive end at West Side ... Led Northwest Conference with 15 quarterback sacks ... Led team with 91 tackles ... An All-Northwest pick on offense and defense ... Named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 all-state squad ... Named all-area by Hammond Times and Gary Post-Tribune ... Helped lead West Side to 1996 Northwest Conference title ... High school coach was Gene Johnson ... Earned 11 varsity letters in high school, including four in football, four in wrestling and three in track and field ... Posted 20-3 mark as heavyweight wrestler as a junior.

Personal: Full given name is Brandon Lamont Moore ... Nicknames are "B" and Big Moe ... Born June 3, 1980 in Gary, Ind. ... An honor student at West Side ... Lists most memorable moment in sports as being selected team captain as a senior by his teammates ... NFL standout Simeon Rice was his Fighting Illini hero ... Brother, Julian, played football at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio ... Parents are Julius, who works at USX Steel Mill, and Brenda, personnel office at UICMC, Moore ... Majoring in English ... Enjoys bowling, shooting pool and playing the piano ... Favorite athlete is Reggie White ... Lists his culinary talents as a hidden skill.


Tackles: 9 vs. Ohio State, 11/11/00
Solos: 8 vs. Ohio State, 11/11/00
TFL: 3 vs. SDSU, 9/11/99
Sacks: 2 vs. SDSU, 9/11/99
Fumble Recovery: 1 vs. UL, 9/15/01 and vs. Iowa, 10/14/00
Quarterback Hurries: 4 vs. UL, 9/15/01


1998 10 11 2 13 0-0 0-0 0-0
1999 12 27 19 46 8-31 5-24 0-1
2000 11 37 18 55 7-22 3-17 0-1
2001 12 21 20 41 8-26 4-24 0-1
Total 46 99 59 155 23-79 12-65 0-3

updated 2/09