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Hall of Fame comes calling for Kellen Moore

Boise State University will induct former quarterback Kellen Moore into the school’s Hall of Fame in April.
Boise State University will induct former quarterback Kellen Moore into the school’s Hall of Fame in April. Boise State University

Former Prosser High School quarterback Kellen Moore soon will be able to add Hall of Famer to his résumé.

Moore and six other Broncos will be inducted into the Boise State University Hall of Fame on April 13.

It is the first HOF class for BSU since 2007. Other inductees include Graham DeLaet (men’s golf), Abigail Ferguson (women’s track and field), Eleni Kafourou (women’s track and field), Nate Potter (football), Paul J Schneider (radio play-by-play) and Gabe Wallin (men’s track and field).

Tickets to the event are on sale for $100 to the members of the Bronco Athletic Association. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the public beginning March 21.

Moore was not available for comment.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Moore posted a 50-3 record at Boise State, making him the winningest quarterback in college football. He was a four-time first-team All-American and the first Heisman Trophy finalist in school history.

He set nearly every school passing record during his four-year career. His 142 career touchdowns and 14,667 yards are school records, and rank second and fifth in NCAA history.

In 1,658 passes, he threw just 28 interceptions, setting the bar for the lowest percentage of passes intercepted in an NCAA career.

Moore was named the WAC Freshman of the Year in 2008, with back-to-back WAC Offensive Player of the Year Awards in 2009 and 2010. He was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year in 2011.

Undrafted out of BSU in 2012, he was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions, where he spent three years on their practice squad.

Kellen Moore 2017 preseason
Kellen Moore, who spent the past three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, was named the team’s quarterback coach in January. AP

Moore played three NFL games, all with Dallas. He threw for 779 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. In his final game against Washington on Jan. 3, 2016, he threw for 435 yards.

Moore was injured all of 2016 and spent the final two months of this past season on the Cowboys’ practice squad.

Moore, who retired after a six-year NFL career, was named the Dallas Cowboys quarterback coach on Jan. 23. Moore played the past three seasons for the Cowboys.

Moore, 28, has gotten high praise from Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, the 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Kellen Moore Prosser
A 2007 graduate of Prosser High School, quarterback Kellen Moore (11) threw for 11,367 yards and 173 touchdowns during his high school career. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald file

“I’m a big fan of Kellen Moore,” Prescott said on NBC Sports Radio earlier this month. “I pushed for that, and I know he helped me so much throughout the season, both seasons actually. He’s just so smart. I told him when he (becomes) a college coach and I had a kid, my son had no choice of who he was going to play for. I’m excited I get to play under him now, and I’m excited for him to take this role as a coach, and I know he’ll be really good at it.”

A 2007 graduate of Prosser High, the left-handed Moore finished his high school career completing 787 of 1,195 passes (.659) for 11,367 yards and 173 touchdowns with 34 interceptions.

His 4,600 yards in 2005 over 15 games stands as a state record for single-season passing. He also ranks first in career touchdown passes (173), first in touchdowns for a season (67 in 2006), and third in pass completions (787).

Annie Fowler: 509-582-1574, @TCHIceQueen

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