National Signing Day: Edmond North kicker Trevor Moore headed to North Texas

by John Helsley Published: February 5, 2014

EDMOND — Trevor Moore had kicked under pressure plenty of times.

Still, last summer at the University of North Texas kicking camp, Moore was essentially kicking for a scholarship.

Nailed it, too.

“I won the field goal competition, kicking in front of the head coach and everything,” Moore said. “I won it with two 55-yarders. The special teams coordinator came up to me and said they were probably going to offer me that weekend.”

The offer came and Moore committed, making it official Wednesday in the Edmond North gym, where he signed his national letter of intent to play with the Mean Green.

“I felt really at home with them, because they really wanted me,” Moore said. “I felt the love was there. And they were set on me being their kicker and coming in and taking the job.”

And it started with those clutch kicks at UNT's kicking camp.

“The pressure's definitely there,” Moore said, “but you have to turn that pressure into an extra boost or something, to give you that adrenaline to get an extra few yards or height on the ball, whatever you need. You have to be able to perform under pressure, because every kick — it doesn't matter if it's a 20-yarder or a 45-yarder — they're all pressure.”

Moore was The Oklahoman's All-State kicker, after making 12 of 15 field goals as a senior, along with all 33 extra point tries. He went 12 of 14 on field goals as a junior.

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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