TCU's Caylin Moore Nominated for Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award
TCU’s Caylin Moore is this week’s nominee for the 2016 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award.
Moore, a redshirt senior safety, has overcome a number of obstacles in earning an academic scholarship at TCU, from growing up in inner-city Los Angeles and being homeless during his youth, to having a father who is in prison for life and a mother who was a victim of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Moore started his career at Marist, where he became a janitor to help make ends meet financially. He transferred to TCU before the 2015 season and carries a 3.9 grade-point average as an economics major with a double minor in mathematics and sociology.
Additionally, Moore has taken part in more than a dozen community service initiatives, including starting a youth outreach program at TCU called S.P.A.R.K. He was recently named to the 25th anniversary Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
The Courage Award was first presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) in 2002. A select group of writers from the FWAA vote on the winner each year. The requirements for nomination include displaying courage on or off the field, including overcoming an injury or physical handicap, preventing a disaster or living through hardship. The winner of the award will be included in festivities during Capital One Orange Bowl week and receive his trophy at an on-field presentation.
Previous winners of the Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award are Miami offensive lineman Hunter Knighton (2015), Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson (2014), San Jose State defensive lineman Anthony Larceval (2013), Clemson wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez (2012), Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray Jr. (2011), Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand (2010), the University of Connecticut football team (2009), Tulsa's Wilson Holloway (2008), Navy's Zerbin Singleton (2007), Clemson's Ray Ray McElrathbey (2006), the Tulane football team (2005), Memphis' Haracio Colen (2004), San Jose State's Neil Parry (2003) and Toledo's William Bratton (2002).
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