Oklahoma State football: Big-bodied receiver Tracy Moore has deceptive speed

The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder is a challenge for defenses.
by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Published: August 16, 2012
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Tracy Moore's best assets, through perception, have always been his size and his hands.

The big-bodied Moore never conjures up the image of a speed-burner. For that, look to Isaiah Anderson, the wide receiver flanking Moore on the opposite side of the field.

Speed, however, can be relative, says Cowboys receivers coach Kasey Dunn.

“Tracy is a big body with good speed,” Dunn said. “He's fast – not Isaiah Anderson fast – but when you're 6-2 and 220 pounds and you can move like he moves, it's really a challenge defensively to try and stop a guy like that.

“You can't put somebody on him who is undersized, because he's going to pound right through the guy. And you can't put somebody on him who is a little bigger, but doesn't have the foot speed, because then he'll run by you.

“He's got a lot of things working for him athletically. And he's done a nice job. He's another guy who's caught everything in camp.”

CBS SPORTS LISTS JOSEPH RANDLE AS HEISMAN DARKHORSE

In the season of lists and predictions before college football begins, the typical names being thrown out as Heisman candidates include USC quarterback Matt Barkley, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, among others.

But this week, CBS sports listed 10 dark horse contenders to take home the award, including OSU running back Joseph Randle.

Randle, who rushed for more than 1,200 yards and scored 26 total touchdowns last season, comes into 2012 as perhaps the Big 12's top running back.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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