Kapron Lewis-Moore, DT

School: Notre Dame  |  Conference: FBS Independents
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Weatherford, TX
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 298 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Played in 32 games in Notre Dame career and started 29 contests, including all 13 in 2010 ... started 24 straight games he has played ... totaled 140 career tackles, most of any Irish defensive lineman, including 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks ... added three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three pass breakups ... paced the Irish defensive line in tackles in 2009 and 2010 and was on pace to do so again in 2011 before a knee injury ended his season ... played both defensive end and defensive tackle as sophomore but moved exclusively to defensive end in 2010 as the Irish switched to a 3-4 defense ... hard-working player has added approximately 75 pounds to his body since he arrived on campus ... approved for fifth season of play by Faculty Board on Athletics since he did not see the field as a rookie in 2008.
2011 Season
Started first seven games of year before suffering season-ending knee injury vs. USC ... tallied 32 tackles, including four for loss, before suffering the injury ... also recorded one and a half sacks, two pass breakups and one forced fumble on the season ... tallied four or more tackles in six games ... registered season-best seven tackles, including one and a half for loss and one-half sack, vs. USF ... registered four solo tackles in victory at Pittsburgh ... recorded four tackles, one-half tackle for loss, one forced fumble and one pass breakup at Michigan ... tallied four tackles and one sack in victory over Air Force ... notched six tackles vs. USC before being injured.
2010 Season
Started all 13 games in 2010 ... one of 11 players to start all 13 games for the Irish ... joined LB Darius Fleming, CB Gary Gray, DE Ethan Johnson, S Harrison Smith, ILB Manti Te'o and CB Darrin Walls as the only players on the defensive side of the ball to start all 13 games ... totaled 62 tackles, which ranked fifth on the team but first among defensive linemen ... recorded 20 solo and 42 assisted stops ... added two and a half tackles for loss (19 yards) and two sacks (19 yards) ... registered four tackles and a sack for minus-14 yards in the season-opening victory over Purdue ... collected three solo tackles and three more assisted stops against Michigan ... registered six more tackles, including two solo stops, against Stanford ... added a solo tackle for the Irish against Pittsburgh ... made just two tackles, but added a sack for minus-five yards and forced fumble against Western Michigan ... collected a career-high 10 tackles, including three solo stops, against Navy ... registered eight assisted tackles in the victory over Utah ... posted four solo tackles (seven overall) in the win over Army at Yankee stadium ... recorded seven tackles for the second straight game in the victory at USC ... four of which were solo stops ... collected four tackles, all assisted stops, in he Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) ... totaled 680 snaps on defense, the most of any Irish defensive lineman.
2009 Season
Made tremendous strides as sophomore, appearing in all 12 games and starting nine, after not seeing action as freshman ... led Irish defensive line and ranked sixth on team with 46 tackles ... recorded second-most tackles for loss on team with seven and his two and a half sacks ranked third ... added one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... recovered fumble in Irish debut against Nevada ... started for first time against Michigan State and responded with four tackles and forced one fumble ... credited with four solo tackles at Purdue including first career tackle for loss ... tallied seven tackles, including two tackles for loss and first career sack, against Washington ... continued to be one of top defensive linemen on team against USC when he recorded five tackles with one and a half tackles for loss and one-half sack ... registered six tackles against Boston College ... notched five tackles with one tackle for loss against Washington State ... tied career high with seven tackles against Navy, including one tackle for loss and one sack ... totaled 227:26 of playing time and made 51 appearances on special teams.
2008 Season
Did not see any game action.
High School
Named to the Fabulous 55 team by the Austin American-Statesman for top players in Texas ... ranked No. 33 on the Fab 55 list ... considered the 29th-best prospect in Texas and the third-best defensive end in the Lone Star State by SuperPrep ... named a SuperPrep All-American as the 41st-best defensive line prospect in the country ... ranked the 33rd-best player in Texas by Rivals.com and the 13th-best strongside defensive end by the ... rated by Scout.com as the 32nd-best defensive end in the nation ... as a junior, collected 50 tackles and added six sacks, two forced fumbles and three recovered fumbles ... received second-team all-district honors following junior season ... helped lead the football team to the playoffs as a sophomore and junior ... named honorable mention all-district following sophomore season ... also played basketball for the Kangaroos ... led his team to one conference win after pouring in 31 points and grabbing 12 rebounds ... averaged a double-double for the Weatherford basketball team ... named newcomer of the year following his freshman season on the basketball team for district 4-5A by the Dallas Morning News ... also was a member of the track and field team ... played football for coach Kenny Wheaton.
Son of Wanna Lewis and Archie Moore ... graduated from Mendoza College of Business and earned a degree in marketing ... currently enrolled in graduate studies program.
Latest News
01/10/2013 - Notre Dame defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore suffered a torn ACL in Monday night's BCS Championship. The school confirmed the news on Thursday. Lewis-Moore had to be helped off the field during Notre Dame's 42-14 defeat against Alabama. "I will bounce back and be on the field in no time," tweeted Lewis-Moore on Thursday.

Though "no time" is more like six to eight months, which is the prognosis on his recovery as Lewis-Moore will have surgery on his injured knee within the next two weeks. Which would mean that Lewis-Moore could be back on a football field as early as July, in time for the next college football season, but not in time for Lewis-Moore.

Lewis-Moore's college career is over and this injury will no doubt impact his status in the NFL Draft. He was already projected as a seventh-round pick, but now that he won't be able to work out for teams, odds are his best hopes are to catch on as a free agent somewhere. Considering the season he had with the Irish, that shouldn't be too big of a problem.

Lewis-Moore finished with 8.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries and 2 forced fumbles this season, serving as a disruptive force on Notre Dame's defensive line. Should he recover from the injury, he'll get a chance somewhere, but this certainly isn't the ideal way to have your college career end. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

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