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App State RB Jalin Moore Tabbed as one of ‘College Football’s Most Freakish Athletes’

Photo courtesy of Appalachian State University Athletics.

By Nathan Ham

All spring and summer, NFL.com has been doing a series entitled “18 for ’18” highlighting the 18 best college football players in different categories, such as best offensive player, best defensive player and even best players who had fathers that played in the NFL.

The final installment of this series picked out the 10 most freakish athletes and Appalachian State running back Jalin Moore made that list.

Moore, who was ranked ninth on the list, was also the only running back in the top 10, the second highest ranked offensive player and one of three running backs overall.

According to Moore’s measurables, the Mountaineer standout squats 650 pounds, cleans 350 pounds and can run the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds to go along with a 38.5-inch vertical and an 11 foot, 1-inch broad jump.

Moore is no stranger to praise for his efforts on the gridiron. He won the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year award and will be looking for a third straight season of rushing for at least 1,000 yards when the Mountaineers hit the field this fall.

NFL.com’s 18 for ’18: College Football’s Most Freakish Athletes

  1. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
  2. Rashan Gary, DT/DE, Michigan
  3. Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
  4. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
  5. Porter Gustin, LB, USC
  6. Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor
  7. Renell Wren, DE/DT, Arizona State
  8. Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
  9. Jalin Moore, RB, Appalachian State
  10. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
  11. Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
  12. Drew Lewis, LB, Colorado
  13. Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
  14. Jeffery Simmons, DE/DT, Mississippi State
  15. Jaelan Austin, WR, TCU
  16. Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss
  17. Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State
  18. Breckyn Hager, DE, Texas