2018 NFL Draft

Kellen Moore, QB

School: Boise State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Prosser, WA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 197 lbs.
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04/29/2012 - According to reports, one of the first undrafted rookies the Lions signed was Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore. "Quarterbacks are one of the things we will be looking for," coach Jim Schwartz said. The Lions were left without a No. 3 quarterback when Drew Stanton signed with the Jets and was traded to Indianapolis. Moore, who throws left-handed, threw for more than 3,800 yards and 43 touchdowns last season. The Lions also signed undrafted free agent Rodney Austin, a 6-4, 311-pound offensive guard from Elon. - The Sports Xchange

04/19/2012 - Moore is accustomed to hearing raves about others while he is virtually ignored. He received scholarship offers from three colleges - Boise State, Eastern Washington and Idaho - following a career in which he went 36-3 and set state marks with 787 completions and 173 scores when he played for his father at Prosser High School in Washington state. "At the end of the day, you smile and remember some of the names and some of the people who decided to go in a different direction," he said. "If you get the opportunity to play them, it's a good feeling to come out on top." His father asserts that many scouts are intent on making the safe recommendation. "Let's face it, the No. 1 job of a scout is to keep your job so you can feed your wife and kids," he said. "If you pick a 6-5 quarterback and you make a mistake, you probably won't get fired. If you take a chance on a 6-foot quarterback, you're taking much more of a risk." With 6-0 New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees standing out as an undersized exception, Petersen thinks general managers might be unwilling to depart from the prototype. "Pro scouts come in here and they love him as much as anyone," he said. "They say, 'He's an unbelievable player, but we're not sure the powers that be will go for him because he's 6 feet." - Jim Corbett and Tom Pedulla, USA TODAY

03/23/2012 - While the Pro Days taking place at Stanford and LSU dominated the headlines Thursday, quarterback Kellen Moore, running back Doug Martin and outside linebacker Shea McClellin quietly wowed scouts at Boise State's Pro Day, as well. Moore reportedly completed 48 of 50 passes in an impressive workout that demonstrated better than expected arm strength -- one of the biggest knocks teams have about the NCAA's all-time winningest quarterback. Moore, who measured in at (6'0, 198) is never going to dazzle anyone with his ability to drive the football but he's showed enough zip, according to a scout on the scene, to find a niche. "(Moore) and the running back (Martin) looked terrific. (Moore's) arm strength is less of a concern than I thought," the source said. --Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange

03/22/2012 - Boise State Pro Day: Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker and defensive tackle Billy Winn helped themselves with strong performances Thursday at the school's pro day workout in front of NFL scouts and coaches. Moore completed 52-of-53 throws in the passing drills. His one miss was on the fourth throw of the workout, a deep ball to Shoemaker that was overthrown by about an inch. He showed good zip and excellent timing, and hit several 50-yard bombs. "A lot of scouts felt Kellen's individual workout was better than any quarterback workout out West this year," one NFL scout said. That doesn't include Stanford's Andrew Luck, who also worked out Thursday, but does include Arizona's Nick Foles and San Diego State's Ryan Lindley, who are higher rated by many analysts. "A couple scouts there who are very much anti-Kellen Moore guys, who don't see any way his body type can last in the NFL, even those guys said, ???Wow, that was a good workout,' " the scout said. Moore measured at 6-foot and 1/8 inch. He was 5-11 7/8 at the Senior Bowl and 6-0 at the NFL Scouting Combine, which is a strange trend. - Chadd Cripe, The Idaho Statesman

02/24/2012 - Just five minutes after Andrew Luck was surrounded by a few hundred reporters, Kellen Moore strolled into the media room at Lucas Oil Stadium at the NFL Combine almost completely unnoticed. There was no rush of media members to get a good spot in front of Moore's podium. No cameramen jockeying for position. No matter. The winningest QB in college football history was grinning and seemed delighted to be here. Maybe there were only a dozen reporters listening to the former Boise State great--a few less than there were huddled around Appalachian State wideout Brian Quick, but of all the draft hopefuls who were ushered into the media room Friday, none looked any more happy to be there than Moore. Not surprisingly the first question thrown at Moore: So what did you measure in at? "I got to 6-feet, so you can let everyone know about that," Moore said proudly. "Six-feet and a bunch of zeroes after that." He would later explain that he stopped growing around the ninth grade. It still didn't stop him from leading the Broncos to a bunch of big wins and a jaw-dropping 142-28 TD-INT mark in his career. Over the past two seasons, he's completed some 73 percent of his passes. Moore's size, of course, is one of the sources of skepticism in NFL circles, where many wonder if he'll even get drafted. Then again, his size--or lack thereof--was an issue throughout the recruiting process too, Moore pointed out. "I'm comfortable with it," said Moore, who picked Boise over Eastern Washington. "I'm fine. It is what it is. You're gonna get that opportunity and once you get it, it's up to you." Moore, who arrived at BSU at just 176 pounds and is now 197, did look thicker than he did in his college career. - Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports

02/23/2012 - On Boise State QB Kellen Moore, how do you balance productivity with the measurables? Baalke: I think 32 teams are battling that right now. You're always looking at the film. And you look at the stats and the production and the winning. What's the most important thing for a quarterback to do? It's to win games, to find a way to win, to lead their team to victory. Kellen has done it better than any quarterback in the history of college football. So that has to mean something. What it means to me is going to be different than what it means to the next person. But you're certainly taking a look at what they've done in the past because that's usually a pretty good indicator of what they're going to do in the future. - 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, NFL Combine Transcript

01/24/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL TUESDAY: QB Kellen Moore, Boise State: With such an impressive collegiate resume, Moore will get his shot at the next level, but, as he showed Tuesday in practice, he has an uphill battle because of his size and arm limitations. Moore has very good touch and anticipation on this passes, but, to little surprise, his lack of arm strength was exposed on several pro-style passes and scouts have been discouraged with his unorthodox mechanics. There is a place in the NFL for a brilliant offensive mind like Moore, but he hasn't shown anything in practice to warrant a pick in the top five rounds. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/23/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL MONDAY: It took some strong catches from Jones, Quick and a few other North receivers to get QB Kellen Moore on track. The Boise State All-American appeared every bit as un-athletic as scouts feared when he measured in at a touch under 6-0 (5'11 and 3/4) and 191 pounds during the weigh-in. Worse, concerns about his arm strength appeared to be legitimate when he struggled to connect with his receivers on simple quick outs to open practice. As practice went on, however, Moore seemed to settle in and the accuracy and touch he demonstrated while throwing a staggering 142 touchdowns against just 28 interceptions during his record-breaking career with the Broncos were again on display. Moore was especially effective throwing down the seam, showing excellent touch to settle passes in over the linebacker and in front of the safety to slot receivers and tight ends. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/04/2012 - Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore has received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, he said Tuesday. The combine is Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis. Moore is en route to Irvine, Calif., where he will train with the agency Athletes First. He'll work with former UC Davis and New York Jets quarterback Ken O'Brien. Safety George Iloka also has received a combine invitation. Moore likely will lead the nation in completion percentage this season. Moore broke his own school record with a completion rate of 74.3 percent this season. He trailed Northwestern's Dan Persa going into the bowl season. Persa was 25-of-37 in his bowl game to finish at 73.4. Nobody else appears to have a chance to catch Moore. - Chadd Cripe, The Idaho Statesman

12/30/2011 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL INVITE: The nation's all-time winningest quarterback will headline a stellar senior group of Boise State Broncos in next month's Senior Bowl. Kellen Moore will join running back Doug Martin, defensive back George Iloka and defensive lineman Billy Winn on the North squad in the 2012 Senior Bowl. All four players have officially accepted invitations to the senior showcase event. The 2012 Senior Bowl is set for 3 pm (CT) on January 28th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network. Moore finished his career with a 50-3 record as a starter, tops in FBS history. His three losses were by a combined five points and he went 6 and 0 against BCS schools over the course of his career. The Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in 2011, Moore threw for 3,800 yards and 43 scores this year. He had five 300-yard passing games this season, set school and conference records in touchdowns (43) and completion percentage (74.3) and school records in completions (326) and attempts (439). The Prosser, Washington native capped off his career with 293 passing yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Las Vegas Bowl victory over Arizona State. He is the first player in NCAA history to record four seasons with both 3,000 yards of total offense and 3,000 passing yards. "It's just going to be a lot of fun, playing with some of the best players in the country and enjoying that process, have fun and go out there and compete and enjoy it," Moore said of the Senior Bowl. - SeniorBowl.com

12/22/2011 - Scouting the Boise State passing game: Quarterback Kellen Moore has thrown a school-record 41 touchdowns passes, including a school-record 15 to senior wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker. But Moore's secret this season has been his distribution. He has completed a pass to at least eight different receivers in every game. He hit 10 different receivers in the first half against New Mexico. That balance has allowed him to complete 74.1 percent of his passes, a career high by almost three points. The Broncos are 10th in the nation at 310.3 passing yards per game. - The Sports Xchange

12/22/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Kellen Moore goes for win No. 50, which would put his FBS record almost out of reach. He is 49-3 in his career, including 2-1 in bowl games. He has completed a career-high 74.1 percent of his passes and thrown a career-high 41 touchdown passes this season. He's rewriting the Boise State record book and carving out a nice niche in the NCAA record book, and this game will finalize those numbers. He'll face a defense ranked 107th against the pass. "It's by far his best year," Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. "You talk about standards he set the standard for quarterback play throughout the country for four years." - The Sports Xchange

12/10/2011 - 2011 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB Kellen Moore, Sr., Boise State, has been selected All-Mountain West Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the eight head coaches and select media panel. Moore completed 300-of-405 passes for 3,507 yards and 41 touchdowns during the regular season, setting Boise State single-season records in both completions and touchdowns. The touchdown mark is also a Mountain West record, and his completion percentage (.741) is the highest in program history. Moore ranks first in the MW and fourth-nationally in pass efficiency (176.8), and also leads the conference in passing yards per game (292.2) and total offense (286.8). - Boise State football

12/08/2011 - 2011 MAXWELL AWARD FINALIST (BEST ALL-AROUND PLAYER): Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB, Sr...Moore completed a school-record 300 passes for more than 3,500 yards and 41 touchdowns - also a school record - in 2011. His completion rate (.741) was the best in college football and helped earn him Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year honors. More importantly, Moore became the all-time leader in victories by a starting quarterback. He ranks second behind Houston's Case Keenum in career touchdown passes (140) and is fourth all-time in passing yards (14,374) heading into his final game against Arizona State at the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. - Boise State football

12/06/2011 - 2011 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kellen Moore, Sr., QB, Boise State: Moore is Boise State's first Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year award recipient...Is the 10th quarterback since the inception of the league to be named MW Offensive Player of the Year...Completed 300-of-405 passes for 3,507 yards and 41 touchdowns during the regular season, setting Boise State and Mountain West single-season records in completions and touchdowns, respectively. His completion percentage (.741) is also the highest single-season mark in program history. His completion percentage is also on pace to set the MW single-season record with only the bowl game remaining...Ranks first in the Mountain West and fourth nationally in pass efficiency (176.8)...Ranks first in the MW and 12th in the FBS in passing yards per game (292.2). Also ranks first in the Mountain West and 19th nationally in total offense with an average of 286.8 yards per game....Named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year four times in 2011 (Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Oct. 23). - Mountain West football

12/06/2011 - Four Boise State football players, including quarterback Kellen Moore, have been invited to participate in the Senior Bowl next month in Mobile, Ala., according to a source. The other three invitees are tailback Doug Martin, safety George Iloka and defensive tackle Billy Winn. It's possible more players could be invited, with offensive lineman Nate Potter and defensive ends Shea McClellin and Tyrone Crawford the most likely. The Senior Bowl, which is Jan. 28, expects to begin announcing its rosters next week. The game is the premier all-star showcase for NFL prospects. The North and South teams are coached by NFL staffs and the practices are attended by scouts, coaches and personnel executives from around the league. Boise State has only had five Senior Bowl participants in school history - wide receiver Titus Young (NFL second-round pick, 2011), wide receiver Austin Pettis (third round, 2011), cornerback Kyle Wilson (first round, 2010), offensive lineman Daryn Colledge (second round, 2006) and offensive lineman Matt Hill (fifth round, 2002). - Chadd Cripe, The Idaho Statesman

11/26/2011 - Kellen Moore threw three touchdown passes, including a last-ditch 46-yarder on the final play of the first half, and Doug Martin rushed for two scores to lead No. 7 Boise State to a 36-14 victory over Wyoming on Saturday. The Broncos got off to a lackluster start, but Moore provided his team with all the spark it needed when he fired a long touchdown pass to Matt Miller as time expired in the second quarter. The Broncos (10-1, 5-1 Mountain West Conference) scored 23 straight points in the second half and the defense shut down a Wyoming offense that had been averaging 417 yards per game and locked up second place in the league. Moore was 24-of-36 for 279 yards and Boise State rolled up 479 total yards. Martin rushed for 153 yards on 26 carries, including a 2-yard TD run that tied the game 7-7 with 1:10 left in the first half. But the Cowboys (7-4, 4-2) failed to run out the clock, punted and left Moore with 8 seconds. With 1 second left, Moore was flushed from the pocket, rolled left and heaved a pass toward the goal line. The ball was deflected at the goal line by Cowboys defender Tashaun Gipson and fell into the hands of Miller, who was lying flat on his back in the end zone just beyond the goal line. - AP Sports

11/06/2011 - No. 5 Boise State beat UNLV as expected on Saturday night behind five touchdowns from Kellen Moore, but looked little like a national title contender during the first half. It got better as the Broncos went on to win 48-21. "We played all right, not spectacular," Moore said after his 46th win, one more than former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy. Broncos coach Chris Petersen said his team would have to do better against next week to beat TCU. "That's news to me that we threw five touchdowns. We were not clicking," he said. Moore threw two touchdowns each to Tyler Shoemaker and Matt Miller, racking up 224 yards through the air on 18-of-31 passing despite leaving the game early in the fourth quarter. "It's great. Kellen is a winner," Petersen said. "A lot of guys around here are winners." UNLV (2-6, 1-2 Mountain West Conference) matched the Broncos' first two touchdowns, but a pass interference call close to halftime set up Boise State's go-ahead score. Moore, in his fourth year as the Broncos starting quarterback, is 46-2, tops among FBS quarterbacks in career winning percentage (95.8 percent). Stanford's Andrew Luck is second at 85.3 percent (29-5). "You have a lot of respect for those guys on that list," Moore said. "I'm very fortunate. I'm very fortunate to play at Boise State." - AP Sports

10/24/2011 - WEEK 8 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kellen Moore, Boise State, Senior, Quarterback...Kellen Moore completed 23-of-29 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns while compiling an efficiency rating of 187.95 in Boise State's 37-26 win over Air Force. His touchdown passes covered 24, 19 and 2 yards as he tied former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy for the most career wins (45) in NCAA history. - Mountain West football

10/22/2011 - Kellen Moore and the Boise State offense didn't have a lot of time to manufacture points as Air Force played keep away. The Broncos managed to do enough when they did have the ball to hold off the Falcons. Moore threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns and Doug Martin added two scores in a game the Broncos' offense spent a lot more time watching from the sidelines than on the field. Thanks to a touchdown from special teams and a few plays by a weary defense, No. 5 Boise State beat Air Force 37-26 Saturday in the first meeting between the new Mountain West Conference rivals. "I think the game went the way we hoped that it wouldn't ... where they control the ball and aren't giving you many possessions," said Bronco coach Chris Petersen, whose offense had less than 24 minutes to operate. "You better be efficient. You better not stub your toe because their offense is going to come right back and make you pay." Moore was just that. He finished 23 of 29 and the victory was the 45th of his career as a starter, putting him in a tie with former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy for the most wins all-time by a college quarterback. Moore has a chance to break the record Nov. 5 when the Broncos (7-0, 2-0) travel to UNLV. - AP Sports

10/10/2011 - WEEK 6 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kellen Moore, Boise State, Senior, Quarterback, Prosser, Wash./Prosser HS: Kellen Moore completed 23-of-31 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters of play in Boise State's 57-7 win at Fresno State. Moore's efficiency rating for the game was 174.95 as he threw scoring passes covering 4, 18 and 4 yards. - Mountain West football

10/07/2011 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The Broncos improved their run game enough last week to bump the yards per carry for the season from 3.4 to 3.7. Tailback Doug Martin continues to run like one of the top prospects in the nation, which is his reputation, and is extremely dangerous when he gets into open space. He had a 92-yard TD run called back against Nevada on which he ran from one sideline to the other - similar to the screen pass he took for a score against Toledo. The pass game should get a boost this week from the return of wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn, who will give the Broncos the deep threat they've been missing. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Quarterback Kellen Moore had, statistically, the worst game of his career against Nevada. He was 19-of-33 for 142 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the third multiple-interception game of his college career. - The Sports Xchange

09/25/2011 - Kellen Moore tossed four touchdown passes, a pair to Tyler Shoemaker, in less than 21/2 quarters, Jerrell Givens intercepted Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinnie twice and No. 4 Boise State rolled to a 41-21 in its home opener on Saturday night. The Broncos (3-0) won their 33rd consecutive regular season home game and this one was in hand by halftime, sending a large chunk of the student section off to celebrate thanks to a 27-0 lead at the break. Moore added one more TD pass on the Broncos' first drive of the second half, a 10-yard strike to Mitch Burroughs with 9:25 left in the third quarter, then donned a blue baseball cap and headset the rest of the night. He finished 23 of 29 for 279 yards and now has 12 touchdowns against two interceptions in three games. Through three games, Moore is 83 of 105 for 995 yards. But his early checkout could be due to a sore right knee that was banged up against Toledo. Moore wore a brace on the knee and was noticeably limping at times. - AP Sports

09/19/2011 - WEEK 3 MOUNTAIN WEST CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kellen Moore, Boise State, Senior, Quarterback, had one of the top performances of his four-year career in Boise State's 40-15 win at Toledo, completing 32-of-42 passes for 455 yards and five touchdowns. The 32 completions is a single-game career high for Moore, while the five touchdowns tied his career high. The five passing TDs also tied the MW single-game record for most by a senior. The 42 pass attempts were second most in his career, as were his 455 yards. Moore's efficiency rating for the game was 201.71. - Mountain West football

09/16/2011 - Kellen Moore threw for 455 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 4 Boise State to a 40-15 win over Toledo on Friday night. Moore misfired on his first two throws but was nearly perfect after that, connecting on 32 of 42 passes. His fourth touchdown throw, a 12-yard strike to tight end Kyle Efaw, put the Broncos up 27-9 midway through the third quarter. Boise State's offense sputtered through much of the first half and seemed sluggish after not playing for nearly two weeks following its season-opening win against Georgia. The Broncos mustered only 26 yards on the ground in the first half. - AP Sports

09/16/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Boise State at Toledo, Sept. 16 - The Broncos are expecting a much more difficult test than last year, when a young Rockets team got steamrolled on the blue turf. Toledo challenged Ohio State deep into the fourth quarter last week in Columbus and is the favorite in the MAC. The Broncos are a good road team, but they have struggled with a few games like this -- think Tulsa 2009, Southern Miss 2008 -- in the past. KEYS TO THE GAME: Both teams strive on balance. Whichever defense is able to control the run will have a significant advantage. Both teams also have question marks at kicker. The difference for the Broncos might be quarterback Kellen Moore, whose precision and poise could give the Broncos the edge over the two-headed Rockets quarterback situation. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2011 - WEEK 1 REWIND: Like some of the great passers of yesteryear, however, what Moore lacks in size and arm-strength, he makes up for with anticipation and accuracy. Moore spread the ball around against Georgia - completing passes to nine different receivers - and didn't appear to be the least bit fazed by the fact that he lost his two best receivers (Austin Pettis, Titus Young) to the NFL. Some have compared the left-handed Moore's composure and ability to hit receivers in stride to former Oakland Raider great Kenny Stabler. Others have gone even further, likening Moore's instincts, ball placement and clutch play to the usually incomparable Joe Montana. The leader of perhaps the most well-rounded team in Boise State history, Moore isn't going away. He lit up the most talented defense he'll face in the regular season and looks poised to shatter a host of school, conference and national records. The fourth-place finisher in last year's Heisman Trophy voting, Moore could leap to the top of the list should the Broncos once again be in position for a BCS Bowl. The question remains what NFL team will be willing to overlook his lack of top measureables to recognize his rare talents. NFLDraftScout.com currently rates Moore as a fifth or sixth-round pick and the No. 8 senior quarterback in the country. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/06/2011 - WEEK 1 REWIND: Kellen Moore's numbers weren't quite as stunning as Griffin's, but in leading the Boise State Broncos to yet another impressive victory Saturday night against Georgia, the quarterback everyone loves to characterize as too small and too weak-armed continues to challenge conventional thinking. The 6-0, 195-pound Moore completed 28 of 34 passes for 262 yards, three touchdowns and an interception against a talented SEC defense boasting legitimate NFL talent on the defensive line, linebacker and secondary. Georgia's best defensive player - cornerback Brandon Boykin - was beaten to the inside by Tyler Shoemaker for Moore's third touchdown pass of the evening. While Moore's height and slight frame is a concern for scouts, with NFL offenses increasingly shifting towards a primarily shotgun snap, his lack of ideal size is less of an issue than it may have been even five years ago. Moore's below average arm, however, will keep him off the draft board for some teams regardless of how many games he wins in college. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/05/2011 - MOUNTAIN WEST WEEK 1 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kellen Moore, Boise State, completed 28-of-34 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 5 Boise State to a 35-21 win over No. 19 Georgia. The Prosser, Wash., native threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half, connecting with wide receiver Matt Miller on a 17-yard score late in the first quarter before throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Efaw in the final minute of the first half. Moore added another strike in the third quarter, finding wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker at the 3:10 mark to put the Broncos ahead, 28-7. Moore, who was not sacked in the game, finished the night with an efficiency rating of 170.07. - Mountain West football

09/04/2011 - Kellen Moore and those BCS Busters from Boise State are off and running again, coming into the heart of mighty SEC country to beat up Georgia. Moore threw for three touchdowns-giving him 102 in his career-and the No. 5 Broncos romped past the 19th-ranked Bulldogs 35-21 Saturday night, boosting their hopes of making another run to a major bowl while dealing a huge blow to embattled Georgia coach Mark Richt. Moore, the nation's top-rated passer last season and expected to be a leading Heisman contender, carved up Georgia's 3-4 defense after a sluggish start. He completed 28 of 34 for 261 yards, with his first scoring pass-a 17-yarder to freshman Matt Miller-giving him 100 for his brilliant career. He had two more before to lead the Broncos to yet another marquee opening victory. In the last three seasons, Boise State has started the season with victories against Oregon, Virginia Tech and now Georgia. "We've got some good players who have played a lot of football," Broncos coach Chris Petersen said. "They like to play on these stages. In some ways, that helps us. They don't get to play on this stage every day. They appreciate playing against a program like Georgia. They really do." No one enjoyed himself more than Moore. - AP Sports

09/04/2011 - In Atlanta, Kellen Moore threw for three touchdowns-giving him 102 in his career-as the Broncos romped past the Bulldogs. Moore, the nation's top-rated passer last season and expected to be a leading Heisman contender, carved up Georgia's 3-4 defense after a sluggish start. He completed 28 of 34 for 261 yards, with his first scoring pass-a 17-yarder to freshman Matt Miller-giving him 100 for his brilliant career. The first-up win will heighten expectations of another major bowl run, while dealing a blow to embattled Georgia coach Mark Richt. - AP Sports

09/03/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Boise State vs. Georgia, Sept. 3, Georgia Dome (Atlanta) - The Broncos could use this game as a launching pad for their national title quest, like last year's defeat of Virginia Tech. The Bulldogs hope to use this game to invigorate a program that had an off year in 2010. So it's a huge game for both programs and one that should be a battle deep into the second half. KEYS TO THE GAME: Offensive line play. Chances are that QB Kellen Moore, even with a green set of receivers, will make plays if he's given enough time. And the run game could take some heat off him. But the Bulldogs will have one of the most athletic defensive lines the Broncos have seen. The right side of the Broncos' line, in particular, will be crucial because those two players are new starters and they protect Moore's blind side. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: QB Kellen Moore led the nation in pass efficiency last year and is 38-2 as a starter, needing just eight wins to break the FBS career record. He is the centerpiece of the offense, the leader of the team and the face of the program. The Broncos don't have a proven option behind him. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - It's another year of sky-high expectations for the Boise State Broncos, who have won at least 12 games each of the past three years. Senior quarterback Kellen Moore, a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2010, and potentially dominant offensive and defensive lines have fueled hopes that the Broncos can go undefeated in the regular season for the third time in four years and perhaps sneak into the BCS national championship game. The Broncos aren't quite as loaded as last year, but they have few holes in the starting lineup and a favorable schedule that begins with a showdown against Georgia in Atlanta. The Broncos get TCU, Air Force, Nevada and Tulsa in Boise, with road trips to Toledo and San Diego State. The Broncos' most significant holes are at wide receiver, where they lost the two most productive pass catchers in school history, and strong safety, where they lost their leading tackler for each of the past three seasons. "It's easy to look at wide receiver and see we lost two guys because everyone looks at the wide receivers," Moore said. "But (outsiders) are slow to recognize that our defensive line, we lost Ryan Winterswyk and that's it. We've got tons of talent down there. And our offensive line is well-established. A lot of times football is won right there. ... We've got a lot of talent, a lot of guys back, and we're very excited." - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - QB Kellen Moore was named the Mountain West preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Six other Broncos made the preseason All-Mountain West team C Thomas Byrd, OLT Nate Potter, RB Doug Martin, DE Shea McClellin, DT Billy Winn and S George Iloka. Moore, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year, had a busy summer. He proposed to his high school girlfriend in May and got married in July, the same month that he worked as a counselor at two quarterback camps and attended the Mountain West media days in Las Vegas. "It's been very busy, but certainly very fun," Moore said. - The Sports Xchange

08/25/2011 - When Kellen Moore arrived on campus in the summer of 2007, Boise State was in the midst of being engulfed by one giant national bear hug of underdog love. It was just a few months after the Broncos' stunning, trick-play infused upset of Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and everything Boise - not just the blue rug - was cool. The Broncos were the darlings of overachievers, representing the little guy surmounting the elite. Moore personified that characterization perfectly. He was the talented, overlooked high school star that 118 FBS schools passed on when offering scholarships, with only Boise State, and Idaho at the very end, deciding Moore was worth the free ride. It'll probably go down as the smartest scholarship offer of Chris Petersen's coaching career and the one that has helped lead Boise State's transition from loveable little guys into legitimate bearers of national championship credentials. Now Moore begins his final season with a slew of NCAA records in his sights, the loftiest being the chance to walk out of college with the most wins of any quarterback in FBS history. And even though he's relatively silent in the Broncos locker room, Moore will also leave with the added acclaim of being largely responsible for the Broncos' rise to legitimacy. "He's not a real vocal guy but when he does say something you hone in, you want to listen because you never hear him say much," Boise State defensive tackle Billy Wynn said. "When Kellen says something it's almost like a life lesson in a sense." - AP Sports

08/16/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON MANNING AWARD WATCH LIST: Kellen Moore, SR, Boise State, has been selected one of 31 quarterbacks named to preseason Manning Award watchlist for the 2011 college football season. The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. A Prosser, Wash., native, Moore enters 2011 as the nation's active career leader in passing efficiency (166.74) and wins by a quarterback (38), while ranking second on the active career list in completion percentage (68.17), passing yards (10,867), passing touchdowns (99) and completions (831). Last season, Moore completed 273-of-383 passes for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions for a national-best pass efficiency of 182.63. - Boise State football

08/11/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL TEAM (MEDIA): QB Kellen Moore, Sr., Boise State, has been selected to the Preseason All-Mountain West Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by members of the Mountain West Conference media. A Prosser, Wash., native, Moore enters 2011 as the nation's active career leader in passing efficiency (166.74) and wins by a quarterback (38), while ranking second on the active career list in completion percentage (68.17), passing yards (10,867), passing touchdowns (99) and completions (831). Last season, Moore completed 273-of-383 passes for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions for a national-best pass efficiency of 182.63. - Boise State football

07/28/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MEDIA): A senior from Prosser, Wash., Kellen Moore enters 2011 as the nation's active career leader in passing efficiency (166.74) and wins by a quarterback (38), while ranking second on the active career list in completion percentage (68.17), passing yards (10,867), passing touchdowns (99) and completions (831). Last season, Moore completed 273-of-383 passes for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions for a national-best pass efficiency of 182.63. - Mountain West football

07/26/2011 - Boise State was picked by members of the media to win the Mountain West Conference title in its first year in the league. The Broncos, who finished last season ranked No. 10 in the nation while playing in the Western Athletic Conference, received 28 of 31 first-place votes in a poll released by the conference on Tuesday. Boise State returns six starters on offense and seven on defense from last season's 12-1 team, including seven players picked to the preseason all-conference team. TCU, the defending MWC champion, was picked to finish second in the conference. It garnered three first-place votes. Six other teams placed well behind TCU and Boise State in voting, with Air Force picked to finish third and San Diego State to finish fourth. This season, the conference is without BYU or Utah, and is preparing to lose TCU next year. It will gain Hawaii in football only in 2012, and Nevada and Fresno State in all sports. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was selected the conference's preseason player of the year on offense. TCU linebacker Tank Carder is preseason player of the year on defense. Moore, a senior, is the country's active career leader in wins and passing efficiency. Last year, he threw for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions. Carder, the conference's reigning defensive player of the year, had 60 tackles last year, along with 3.5 sacks and an interception. He was the only player unanimously picked to the preseason all-conference team. Jonathan Warzeka, a kick returner from Air Force, was picked as the preseason player of the year on special teams. He led the conference with an average 28.7 yards per kickoff return. - AP Sports

07/19/2011 - 2011 DAVEY O'BRIEN PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Kellen Moore, Boise State, MWC, has been named one of 38 of the nation's top collegiate quarterbacks selected to the 2011 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Preseason Watch List based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2011 college football season. The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (The O'Brien) is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. Moore, a redshirt senior quarterback from Prosser, Wash., enters 2011 as the nation's active career leader in passing efficiency (166.74) and wins by a quarterback (38), while ranking second on the active career list in completion percentage (68.17), passing yards (10,867), passing touchdowns (99) and completions (831). Last season, Moore completed 273-of-383 passes for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions for a national-best pass efficiency of 182.63. - Boise State football

07/19/2011 - 2011 WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State, Senior, has been named one of 40 players selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Preseason Watchlist for the 2011 college football season. The 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 120 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 8. Moore enters 2011 as the nation's active career leader in passing efficiency (166.74) and wins by a quarterback (38), while ranking second on the active career list in completion percentage (68.17), passing yards (10,867), passing touchdowns (99) and completions (831). Last season, Moore completed 273-of-383 passes for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions for a national-best pass efficiency of 182.63. - Boise State football

07/08/2011 - 2011 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the 2011 Watch list for the Maxwell Award, which has annually honored college football's most outstanding player since 1937. Semifinalists for the Maxwell will be announced October 31st and the three finalists will be unveiled November 21st. Moore, a redshirt senior quarterback from Prosser, Wash., enters 2011 as the nation's active career leader in passing efficiency (166.74) and wins by a quarterback (38), while ranking second on the active career list in completion percentage (68.17), passing yards (10,867), passing touchdowns (99) and completions (831). Last season, Moore completed 273-of-383 passes for 3,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and six interceptions for a national-best pass efficiency of 182.63. - Boise State football

06/06/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: QB Kellen Moore will be one of the top Heisman Trophy contenders again, but he'll have to get to New York without his two security blankets wide receivers Austin Pettis and Titus Young. He'll also be attacking the NCAA record book in career categories like pass efficiency, completion percentage and interception rate. - The Sports Xchange