Fifth-year senior linebacker Nick Moore, one of seven returning defensive starters for the Bears, is a 2007 All-Big 12 candidate who started 11 games as a junior when he ranked as the Bears' second-leading tackler with 75 stops.
2006: After playing behind fifth-year senior starter Jamaal Harper as a sophomore in 2005, Moore appeared in all 12 games and started 11 as a junior when he finished No. 2 on the squad in tackles with 75 stops (32 solos) ... Also recorded a team co-leading two forced fumbles and was tied for fifth on the team in tackles for loss (four) to go with three quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery ... Finished 21st in Big 12 (No. 15 among linebackers) with 6.25 tackles per game ... Registered four or more tackles in 11 games ... Had four tackles (one solo) vs. No. 16 Oklahoma ... Tallied six tackles (four solos), with one for loss, at Oklahoma State ... Had five tackles (two solos) at Texas Tech ... Team-high tying nine tackles (three solos) vs. No. 22 Texas A&M ... Totaled four tackles, all solos, and a career-high two stops for loss, against Kansas ... Had four tackles (three solos) at No. 6 Texas ... Collected a career-high 12 tackles (career-best six solos) and a forced fumble at Colorado ... Tallied five tackles (four solos) and a pass breakup vs. Kansas State ... Then-career-best and team co-leading 11 tackles, all assisted, and 0.5 for loss vs. Army ... Totaled a team-high eight tackles (four solos) with a fumble recovery and a forced fumble at Washington State ... Had six tackles (one solo) vs. No. 22 TCU in first career start ... Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Played 647 snaps to earn second Baylor letter.
2005: The Georgia Tech transfer saw action in 11 games for the Bears at linebacker ... No. 12 on the squad in tackles with 23 stops (nine solo) ... Totaled two or more tackles six times with a high of five twice -- at Oklahoma and vs. No. 2 Texas ... Also had a forced fumble at Oklahoma which set up Baylor's game-tying fourth quarter touchdown drive ... Played 306 snaps to earn first varsity letter at Baylor ... Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll pick.
2004: Transferred into the Baylor program but was unable to play due to NCAA rules, however, he practiced with the Bears throughout the fall and spring ... Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
At Georgia Tech: Lettered as a true freshman at Georgia Tech in 2003, he played in every game on special teams for a Yellowjacket squad that went 7-6 and posted a 52-10 victory over Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl ... Credited with seven tackles as a true freshman for coach Chan Gailey's team, including a career-high two stops against Auburn.
High School: Arlington High School, Arlington, Texas ... Earned second-team Class 5A all-state honors from The Associated Press and was rated among the Metroplex's top 100 prospects by the Dallas Morning News ... Honorable mention all-region selection by PrepStar was also a member of Texas Football's 2002 Top 300 ... Area Defensive Player of the Year ... Tabbed all-district on both sides of the ball in final two prep seasons ... Led the district in tackles for three straight years, including 183 tackles as a senior to go with five interceptions, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four sacks ... Also played fullback and rushed for 230 yards with six touchdowns ... Registered 142 tackles as a junior with four sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... Also tallied eight receptions for 100 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... Tallied 135 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore ... National Honor Society member ... Three-year letterwinner for coach Mickey Finley's Colts at the District 6-5A school.
Personal: The son of Barry and Carole Moore, Nicholas Jordan Moore was born Sept. 14, 1984, in Baton Rouge, La. ... Moore will turn 23 the day before Baylor hosts Texas State ... Finance major.