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Austin High's Freddie Moore.
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Austin High's Freddie Moore
Austin High junior Freddie Moore has made an immediate impact on the Black Bears' program after moving to Alabama this summer.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound wide receiver, who earned player of the week honors in just his second week as a Black Bear, took a few
minutes after practice this week for 10 questions with Daily Sports Writer Brooke Milam:
Question: What is your favorite day of the week?
Answer: Friday. Game day. (Moore added that he has a hard time sleeping Thursday night).
Q: Austin unveiled orange home jerseys last week for the first time in several years. Why the change?
A: Well, I knew about it because someone told me, but it was supposed to be a surprise.
(Coach David Norwood) just said we needed to try something new. I think we're going to keep wearing them, but I'm not sure.
Q: You moved here recently from Tennessee. What brought you to Alabama?
A: I just moved down here from Memphis this summer to live with my dad (James Lee Moore). I played varsity last year at Melrose High School, and we went 10-2. I was a corner there, but Coach Norwood liked my height and speed as a receiver.
Q: What is something that makes this Austin team unique from other teams you have been on?
A: The focus. Coach Norwood says if you're not focused, don't come around here on game days.
Q: Is there anything different about football in Alabama and Tennessee?
A: Nothing too much. They're more serious about it down here though.
Q: Everybody knows about Austin/Decatur, but what is another game that your teammates have told you is a rivalry-type game?
A: I'm not real sure about all of them, but Buckhorn, because of their offense and mostly their defense. And it's a region game.
Q: What would you say is one of your prize possessions?
A: Well, I was player of the week from the Touchdown Club and I got a certificate.
I found out the day before I got it. Coach Norwood pulled me aside and took me in his office and told me. I was surprised.
Q: What has been your proudest moment on the football field so far?
A: The Hartselle game — I had a 40-something-yard catch. It was a screen pass that I ran with. It was exciting, we were coming out strong after
Everybody was giving it everything they've got.
Q: Who is somebody you have liked to watch play growing up?
A: Chad Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals receiver). I like the way he runs and breaks off his routes.
Q: Do you have any special touchdown celebrations like Chad Johnson?
A: No. (Said smiling). Coach Norwood would probably take me out of the game or yell.
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