Countdown to Kickoff: 44 days away with fullback Christian Moore

Leading up to the start of K-State's 2021 football season, the Collegian takes a look at what to expect and highlights every player on the roster. (Archive photo by Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

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The countdown to the start of the Kansas State football season continues as the Collegian looks at the sophomore fullback out of Huntington Beach, California, Christian Moore.

Standing at 6 foot 2 inches and weighing 239 pounds, Moore played tight end and linebacker under head coach Brett Brown at Huntington Beach High School before committing to K-State.

Moore was rated as a three-star prospect by 247 Sports and ranked the 41st best tight end in the class of 2020 by ESPN. He recorded 78 receptions for 800 yards and seven touchdowns while also racking up 142 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks during his high school career.

Moore’s impact on the field earned him first-team all-league honors as a junior and a senior and second-team honors as a sophomore. He was also named defensive player of the year as a junior.

On Apr. 13, 2019, Moore made his official verbal commitment to K-State via an announcement on Twitter.

Moore signed to play for the Wildcats in December 2019, arriving on campus in fall 2020.

In his first season, Moore saw action in three games on special teams against Kansas, Iowa State and Texas.

K-State has many strong running backs and fullbacks — such as Deuce Vaughn, Jax Dineen and Mason Barta — so Moore might spend more time on special teams this upcoming season.