Knowshon Moreno life and biography

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Knowshon Moreno biography

Date of birth : 1987-07-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Belford, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-13
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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• A second-year running back who led all 2009 NFL rookies in rushing yards (947), yards from scrimmage (1,160) and touchdowns (9) with Denver, becoming the 14th player in the league since the 1970 merger to accomplish that feat.
• Tied for third in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting and was a consensus All-Rookie selection in 2009 as only the fifth Bronco in team history to lead all league rookies in rushing yards.
• Registered an NFL rookie-best six 80-yard rushing games in 2009 with that total tying for third in Denver annals by a rookie in addition to posting the sixth-most yards (947) by a rookie rusher in Broncos history.
• Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors during his two years at the University of Georgia, posting 2,734 rushing yards that ranked first in the SEC, sixth in the nation and second among the country’s underclassmen from 2007-08.
• Averaged 105.2 rushing yards per game at Georgia and joined Herschel Walker (1980-82) as the only Bulldogs in school history to post 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons.
• Received several All-America honors and was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award (nation’s best running back) as a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2008, totaling 1,400 rushing yards (5.6 avg., 16 TDs) that led the SEC and ranked 11th in the nation.
• Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Signed by Denver as a draft choice 8/8/09.

Moreno was selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft from the University of Georgia... He led the club as well as all league rookies in rushing yards (947), total yards from scrimmage (1,160) and touchdowns (9) in 2009... He was the seventh rookie in team history to post 1,000 yards from scrimmage… Finished tied for third in AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award Voting.

2010: Moreno led the team with 60 yards on 15 carries (4.0 avg.) and scored a one-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14-14 in the third quarter at Jacksonville (9/12). He surpassed the 1,000-yard career rushing mark with his 11-yard run in the fourth quarter. In the home opener against Seattle (9/19), Moreno was on the receiving end of the team's longest pass play of the season, a 45-yard catch-and-run from Kyle Orton that set up his 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

2009: Selected by the Broncos in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Moreno played 16 games (9 starts) for Denver and totaled 247 rushes for 947 yards (3.8 avg.) with seven touchdowns along with 28 receptions for 213 yards (7.6 avg.) with two scores... Become the 14th player since the 1970 NFL merger to lead all rookies in rushing yards (947), yards from scrimmage (1,160) and touchdowns (9)... Named an All-Rookie selection by the Professional Football Writers Association/Pro Football Weekly as well as The Sporting News... Tied for third in the Associated Press’ NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting... Led the league with four Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors... Became only the fifth Bronco in team history to lead league rookies in rushing yards... Finished the year with the sixth-most rushing yards and the sixth-most yards from scrimmage by a rookie in Broncos history... Posted the most 80-yard rushing games by a league rookie for the year with six that tied for the third most by a rookie in club annals...Totaled the fourth-most touchdowns by a Broncos rookie... Posted a career-high 97 yards on 18 carries (5.4 avg.) at Was. (11/15)... Had two rushing scores at K.C. (12/6) and vs. K.C. (1/3).

COLLEGE

Moreno played 26 career games (19 starts) at the University of Georgia, totaling 498 rushes for 2,734 yards (5.5 avg.) with 30 touchdowns along with 53 receptions for 645 yards (12.2 avg.) with two scores... Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors during both years at Georgia while his 2,734 rushing yards led the SEC in addition to ranking sixth in the nation and second among the country’s underclassmen from 2007-08... Started all 13 games for Georgia as a sophomore, totaling 250 carries for 1,400 yards (5.6 avg.) and 16 touchdowns along with 33 receptions for 392 yards (11.9 avg.) and two scores in 2008... Received consensus first-team All-SEC honors and was tabbed a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Foundation... Led the SEC and ranked 11th in the nation in rushing yards... Became just the second Georgia player to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Herschel Walker, 1980-82)... Played 13 games (6 starts) as a redshirt freshman, rushing 248 times for 1,334 yards (5.3 avg.) with 14 touchdowns while making 20 catches for 253 yards (12.6 avg.) in 2007... Finished with six 100-yard rushing games, including five consecutive 100-yard outings late in the year... Earned first-team All-SEC honors and was named to his conference’s All-Freshman team... Honored as SEC Freshman of the Year (league coaches, The Sporting News) after placing second in the SEC in rushing yards while leading the nation’s freshmen in that category... Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL

Moreno finished his high school career at Middletown South High School in Middletown, N.J., as the state’s all-time leader in total touchdowns (128) and scoring (782 pts.)... Ranked second in New Jersey history with 6,268 career rushing yards... Led his team to three state titles... Rushed for 1,808 yards on 185 carries (9.8 avg.) and had 43 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior... First name is a combination of his father’s nickname (Knowledge) and his mother’s name (Varashon)... Majored in housing at the University of Georgia... Knowshon Moreno was born on July 16, 1987, in Belford, N.J.

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