John David


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Height: 6'4"
Weight: 236lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Ruston, La.
High School: Ruston HS
Major: Architecture
Experience: 4 Letters


2018 LSU's H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominee
2017 First Team Academic All-America (CoSIDA)
2017 SEC Community Service Team Member
2017 Charles E. Coates Award Winner
2016 Charles. E. Coates Award Winner

2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

One of the top scholar-athletes in LSU history, earning First Team Academic All-America honors as a senior in 2017 ... Joined the team as a walk-on in 2013 and earned a scholarship during his junior season ... Maintains a 4.0 grade point average in architecture ... Three-year starter on offense for the Tigers, first as a fullback in 2015 and 2016, then as a tight end in 2017 ... Awarded the coveted No. 18 jersey – along with Christian LaCouture – in 2017 ... The No. 18 jersey is symbolic with being a team leader and a selfless player who best represents what it means to be an LSU Tiger ... Moore and LaCouture represent the first duo to be selected to wear No. 18 on the same team since the tradition began in 2003 ... Presented the jersey during the first team meeting of fall camp on July 30, 2017 ... Twice selected the Charles E. Coates Award Winner as the top student-athlete on the football team in 2016 and 2017 ... For career, played in 38 games, starting 17 times (8 at fullback, 9 at tight end) ... Caught 19 passes for 127 yards and a pair of scores and rushed eight times for 18 yards.

Played in 12 games with nine starts at tight end ... Shifted from fullback to tight end as a senior due as LSU moved away from the fullback position on offense ... Remained a valuable blocker in the both the pass and run game ... Caught eight passes for 69 yards and a pair of TDs ... Scored first TD of his career on an 11-yard pass from Danny Etling in third quarter against Ole Miss ... Other TD came on a 10-yard pass from Etling in the third quarter of win over Texas A&M ... Caught a pass for a 5-yard gain and rushed once for four yards in season-opener against BYU ... Set career-high with three catches for 26 yards and a TD in win over Ole Miss ... Had career-long reception of 14 yards against Mississippi State.

Played in all 12 games and started games at fullback against Wisconsin and Florida ... Totaled seven attempts for 17 yards on the ground ... Caught eight passes for 45 yards ... Paved the way for record-breaking performances by Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice ... Both Fournette and Guice broke the single-game LSU rushing record against Ole Miss and Texas A&M ... Matched his career high with two catches for 13 yards in the Citrus Bowl ... Had one catch for eight yards at Texas A&M ... Marked a career day against Florida where he had a career-best four carries for 15 yards and also had one reception for six yards ... Caught two passes for 12 yards at Arkansas ... Carried the ball for the first time in his career and picked up a first down on a one-yard carry against Alabama and finished the game with five yards on two carries and a one-yard reception ... Made a nine-yard catch against Missouri ... Had multiple touches in a game for the first time in his career when he made two receptions for nine yards against Mississippi State ... Returned to action and started against Wisconsin after missing the second half of the 2015 season and spring practice with an injury ... One of LSU’s captains in games against Jacksonville State and Auburn ... CoSIDA Academic All-District Team member.

Played in six games with five starts at fullback before an injury took him out for the remainder of the season ... Helped pave the way for Leonard Fournette’s record-breaking start in which Fournette became the first player in SEC history to rush for 200 yards in three-straight games and became the 10th player in FBS history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in the first five games of a season ... Made his first career reception versus South Carolina and was injured on the play ... Led the way for Leonard Fournette to rush for 244 yards at Syracuse ... Continued his great lead blocking as he helped Leonard Fournette rush for 228 yards versus Auburn and a team total of 411 rushing yards ... Made his first career start at fullback at Mississippi State and cleared the way for Leonard Fournette’s career night (28 rushes, 159 yds, 3 TDs) ... Suffered a season-ending injury at Alabama ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive season.

Competed in eight games with no starts ... Saw action at tight end, fullback and on special teams ... Recognized on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Redshirted as a freshman in 2013.

Played tight end where he caught 24 balls for 354 yards and six touchdowns as a junior for Ruston High School ... Earned LSWA Class 5A all-state honorable mention as a junior ... Named Ruston High School and Lincoln Parish Student of the Year for 2012-13 ... Coached by Billy Laird.

Parents are Melinda and Byron Moore ... Has two older brothers Matthew and Michael and an older sister, Elizabeth ... Born May 30, 1995 ... Chose LSU because of its architecture program ... Currently majoring in architecture and is featured in a video produced by the LSU School of Architecture “Where Passion Becomes Genius” to help promote the school to prospective students.

Receptions: 3 at Ole Miss, 2017
Yards: 26 at Ole Miss, 2017
TDs: 1, twice (Last: Texas A&M, 2017; First: 1 at Ole Miss, 2017)
Long: 14 at Mississippi State, 2017

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2017 LSU Football Senior Tribute Ceremony
No. 18 Jersey - LaCouture and Moore
Inside the Huddle with J.D. Moore