Kirby Moore is about to finish his final year at Boise State.
He is not the fastest receiver on the squad. He doesn’t make the quickest cuts. He’s not a great leaper. He is the guy open on a third and twelve for a thirteen yard gain. He catches the ball, gets hammered, and holds on. He snatches the ball thrown behind him. He snags the ball before it hit’s the turf. He twists and turns to catch the ball. He tiptoes and drags his foot to stay inbounds long enough to make a reception. He’s made impossible catches during his career.
He is an unsung receiver.
Kirby did not get to Boise State on his brother’s shirt tails. He was a premier high school receiver holding a national record with 95 career touchdowns.
Last year he had 36 catches for 368 yards. Not a bad year; second on the Bronco squad.
Just as it was amazing for brother Kellen to come to Boise and make a name for himself on the national scene from the little town of Prosser, Washington, it has been the same for a wide receiver Kirby to shine as a part of one on the most successful college programs in the nation.
He is a good mid range receiver who knows when a play breaks down and knows when and where to go long and when and where to come back toward the quarterback. Intelligent receivers are the guys who keep drives alive and find an open spot before the quarterback gets sacked.. To say it is instinctual would be deceptive. He sees things and processes them at lightening speed. A smart receiver knows the play is busted shortly after the quarterback sets up. It is then that the receiver does his magic. And time after time Kirby Moore has been that receiver.
Moore is capable of a 70 to 80 reception year. The question is; will the offense be able to accommodate all the receivers. There are enough good receivers for Southwick to have a 4,000 plus year in passing. Much depends on how the offense will be ran this year. If defenses key on Boise’s top receiver from last year, Matt Miller, look for Moore’s numbers to increase.
It would be nice to see Kirby’s final season one to really remember.