Calvin Turner fields the kickoff inside the 10-yard line then takes off down the field, weaving between Houston defenders to score a 92-yard Hawai'i touchdown to extend their lead to 28-14. Life is going my way and I have the support to keep it going.”He’s a foreman with an industrial coatings company and also operates a small concrete paving business on the side. 1 play, 54 yards, 0:00. 6:26. Until Taylor’s 100-yard score, you had to look all the way back to 2003 to fin the last time WSU scored on a kickoff return. It’s a perfect match for his innate competitive spirit.HIS CAREEN OFF THE RAILS A DECADE ago stemmed in part because “my life didn’t have enough structure (after leaving football). The Longhorns tried to make a comeback, but a late defensive stand by the Cougars sealed the victory. The Cougars hold on to defeat Texas in the '03 Holiday Bowl. The more I researched, the more I kept finding the family at the center. Strength coach wins award. Cedric Benson (TEX) rushed up the middle for a 1 yard touchdown. 6:20. Matt Kegel (WSU) pass right side complete to Sammy Moore (WSU) for a 54 yard touchdown. “I had many questions about the LDS faith at first. His biggest contribution this season has been on kickoff returns (23.4-yard average) and punt returns (8.6 average). Washington State tied the game following a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Kegel to wide receiver Sammy Moore. He loves both because the competition is intense. I fell into a deep depression. What would they have gotten in Bobo's place? We were a family.”Asked about his knack for shining brightest in the biggest moments, he is straight forward: “I have no idea. Sammy Moore is a Wide Receiver from Bakersfield, CA. Mac Jones, Trevor Lawrence, DeVonta Smith and Kyle Trask are the finalists for the 2020 Heisman Trophy. I also called my dad. Life in Pullman Making a one-handed, circus catch in the end zone of a 34-yard Matt Kegel pass in the final minute of regulation at Notre Dame in 2003 to send the game into overtime. The second half fireworks began with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Matt Kegel to Sammy Moore with just over nine minutes left in the third. Washington State University Football SE 20 * [0] SAMMY MOORE (6-0, 180, Sr.) 88 * [0] Trandon Harvey (5-11, 182, #So.) 8:38. Well despite having Leaf as QB, etc, they only got about 50 to 75 yards, 0,1 TD's, where they should have gotten at least 85 to … Matt Kegel (WSU) pass across the middle complete to Sammy Moore (WSU) for a 41 yard touchdown. 10: 13: TD. Matt Kegel (WSU) pass across the middle complete to Sammy Moore (WSU) for a 12 yard touchdown. Hawai'i QB Chevan Cordeiro tosses quickly to Calvin Turner, who stiff-arms a defender on his way to complete a 75-yard touchdown play. 6: 0: FG. WSU used a trick play to get in the end zone once again four minutes later. 20 yard field goal by Drew Dunning (WSU) is good. Extra point by Drew Dunning (WSU) is good. There’s been a lot of negative things said about it or associated with it. Former WSU quarterback Matt Kegel’s 41-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Sammy Moore midway through the first quarter opened the floodgates. Matt Kegel (WSU) pass left side complete to Sammy Moore (WSU) for a 16 yard touchdown. Sammy Moore took a kick back 97 yards — after bobbling the ball — for a touchdown against Colorado last week. 2003 WSU FOOTBALL FACTS HEAD COACH: Bill Doba, Ball State '62 (WSU: 0-0, 1st year; Career: 0-0, 1st year) ASSISTANTS: Robb Akey, DC/Defensive Line Mike Levenseller, OC/Wide Receivers Leon Burtnett, Linebackers Robin Pflugrad, Tight Ends/AHC/RC Ken Greene, Defensive Backs Timm Rosenbach, Quarterbacks Mike Walker, Defensive Line Kelly Skipper, Running Backs That helped, but when I went home for Christmas I knew I didn’t have the mental frame of mind to return for the second semester.”Tyler Hilinksi’s death by suicide in January hit him hard. My grandma actually called the Pullman Police because she hadn’t heard from me in days and they came and checked on me and said I need to called her. WSU strength coach Rob Oviatt has been awarded the Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp Trophy for the Cougars. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Cougfan.com Soccer, Volleyball & Track Forum, Slot to Washington State Cougars Newsletter, Cougfan at 20, the cautionary tale & gallows humor of '04 class. Holiday Bowl Countdown A game-by-game countdown to the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, Dec. 28, 6 p.m., at SDCCU Stadium. In the third quarter, Washington State outscored Texas by nineteen points. WSU took a 26-10 lead into the fourth quarter, thanks to two touchdown passes from quarterback Matt Kegel to wide receiver Sammy Moore. WSU put up 14 points in the fourth quarter, but the offensive spurt was too late and OU finished off the 89th Rose Bowl with style points when Sammy Moore … “That’s why I chose WSU coming out of junior college. “We wore the same number, I took my sons to the Arizona game last fall and loved how he played and his energy, and then to learn he was keeping his depression secret just like I was when my career was over … In life, people have things bothering them, there’s  pressure, that they don’t talk about.”Moore says when his grandma, who raised him, died of lung cancer in 2007, “things really went south — losing her was always my biggest fear in life … I started drinking more and more and then got into trouble for the first time in my life.”He doesn’t want to relive the details of his “stupid mistake,” but says the turning point in life came while locked up in the correctional center in Florence, Ariz. Name (click for homepage) Position Room Phone Office Hours Email; Alahmadi, Wail: Grad Student: Neill [email protected]: Alanazi, Faizah: Grad Student © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Wide receiver Sammy Moore is scheduled to play in the Las Vegas All-American Classic on Jan. 17. I’ve always been a devout follower of Jesus Christ, but I got up out of my bunk one day and decided to check out an LDS meeting there in jail. It was a low point for obvious reasons but reached even greater depths because he missed the birth of his daughter, SydaBabe.“I know you always hear about people in jail seeing the light through church, but that’s what happened with me. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY Cougars in the Pros COUGARS IN THE NFL (As of June 1, 2004) TEAM POSITION EXPERIENCE ARIZONA CARDINALS James Darling Linebacker 8 Years BALTIMORE RAVENS Devard Darling Wide Receiver Rookie Washington State’s Sammy Moore puts on a few last moves during his 51-yard punt return against Texas in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003. 9 plays, 66 yards, 5:00. FOR 13 SEASONS, until Robert Taylor took one to the house at Arizona State in 2016, Sammy Moore was the answer to a trivia question that was both frustrating and mind numbing: Who was the last Cougar to a return a kickoff for a touchdown?He did that in 2003 in a big Cougar victory at Colorado. The family. local watch Hawks cut Moore •Former Washington State University receiver Sammy Moore was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. Chance Mock (TEX) pass left side complete to Roy Williams (TEX) for a 30 yard touchdown. Moore also caught a TD pass in the first quarter. Hawai'I QB Chevan Cordeiro keeps it himself for a 52-yard run and then a few plays later, he shovels a pass to Jonah Laulu for a touchdown. A finger-tip catch of a 53-yard Jason Gesser bomb to set up a critical score in the 2002 overtime win over USC in a game that effectively determined the Pac-10 championship. 4 plays, 51 yards, 1:45. That’s when the absence of football really hit him hard.“I was focused and getting really good grades but I was just lost. We took care of each other and loved one another. … Matt Kegel (WSU) pass right side complete to Sammy Moore (WSU) for a 54 yard touchdown. He said let’s pray here over the phone for healing. The day before the game, I talked on the phone with Michael Terry, a great father figure and mentor from back home. “The team — just the way we were as a team. The next morning I was completely fine. "After WSU, Moore signed with the Seattle Seahawks and stuck up to the fourth preseason game of 2004. Longhorns fumble by David Thomas (TEX), recovered by Jason David (WSU), returned for a 14 yard touchdown. He has committed to Washington State Cougars. Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP Sammy Moore hauled in a Kegel bomb for a 54-yard touchdown that gave WSU the lead in the third quarter—which they didn’t surrender for the rest of the game. Notre Dame won it, 29-26 in OT in a see-saw battle. Alabama's Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Florida's Kyle Trask were revealed on Thursday night as the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Jonathan Smith (WSU) rushed up the middle for a 12 yard touchdown. Moore had a four-game stretch in games 2-5 with 14 catches for 273 yards and two touchdowns. Alas, it would be 10 more seasons before Washington State went bowling again. It was just one of a series of memorable plays Moore fired up over the last two of WSU’s unparalleled run of consecutive 10-wins seasons from 2001-2003 — the most celebrated and exciting stretch of football in the Cougfan.com Era, which hits 20 years next month.The Colorado kickoff return is actually more of a second-tier feat on Moore’s list of amazing moments. Following a 39-yard field goal, Texas held a 10–7 lead at halftime. His resume reads like a fairy tale: But none of that compares to his greatest achievement: overcoming alcohol and turning the biggest mistake of his life — one that landed him in jail for six months — into a life-altering turn toward a better tomorrow.“Life is great now,” Moore, 37, told CF.C in a recent phone interview from his home southeast of Phoenix in Coolidge, Ariz. “My wife Jessica, my kids, a great job. We talked a lot about trying to find truth in life. 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