ATHENS — Georgia football long snapper Nick Moore headed back to Athens after the Senior Bowl to finish classes and get back to work, his football dream intact.
“I’ll be preparing for Pro Day (March 20) and hopefully get invited to the NFL Combine, but that’s out of my control,” Moore told DawgNation on Sunday. “I’m just going to be training like a mad man.”
Moore had six clean snaps in the Senior Bowl game on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, three on punts and three on field goals in the North’s 34-24 victory over the South.
Moore, a 26-year-old former minor league baseball player who originally came to the Bulldogs as a linebacker, said he learned a lot about areas he can still improve.
“(Things) like a more consistent release point, and my transition into blocking,” said Moore, a former Brookwood High School standout. “I’m really going to hammer those things over the next few weeks to be at my best.”
Georgia, meanwhile, will have plenty of competition to fill Moore’s role as the team’s long snapper.
“The long snapping battle is going to be one heckuva competition,” Moore said. “There will be three guys competing in the spring with Payne Walker, Steven Nixon and Palmer Henderson. I’ve worked a lot with all of these guys and I’m excited to see where this competition goes and how much better each will get as snappers.
“No matter what happens, Georgia is going to have a great long snapper, and I’m looking forward to seeing it unfold.”
Moore already has his degree in finance, and he’ll finish up his degree in mathematics in the spring term.
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