- Jarvis Moss
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Jarvis Moss (born
August 3, 1984) is an American football defensive endin the National Football League. Moss was drafted by the Denver Broncosin the first round (17th pick) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college footballfor the Florida Gators.
High school career
Billy Ryan High Schoolin Denton, Texaswhere he was instrumental in helping the Ryan Raiders win their first 4A State title under Head CoachJoey Florence. He played in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
After numerous offers from schools such as the
University of Texas, Florida State Universityand the University of Miami, Moss committed to the University of Floridawhere he majored in Sociology.
Moss is particularly remembered at the University of Florida for blocking two crucial kicks in the fourth quarter of the Gators' victory over South Carolina. The first block stopped a Gamecock PAT to keep South Carolina's lead at 16-10. The second was a block of a would-be game-winning field goal for South Carolina with 8 seconds left on the clock. The second block secured a 17-16 victory for the Gators. He was named All-America by "
Pro Football Weekly" after the 2006 season.
Moss declared for the 2007 NFL Draft following the Gators' victory in the
2007 BCS National Championship Game.
Moss had a "character flag" on his record stemming from a team suspension during his collegiate career.
The Broncos traded up in the draft with the
Jacksonville Jaguarsto select Moss 17th overall [ [http://broncotalk.net/2007/04/broncos-trade-up-select-jarvis-moss/ Broncos Trade Up, Select Jarvis Moss] BroncoTalk. Retrieved on 2007-07-12.] . The Jaguars used the pick from the Broncos to select Reggie Nelson, a college teammate of Moss.
During the 2007 season, Moss played in 6 games for the Denver Broncos. He recorded 12 tackles and 1 sack [ [http://www.nfl.com/players/jarvismoss/gamelogs?id=MOS572803 NFL] ] . Moss broke his
shinin practice on November 1, 2007[ [http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=/nfl/news/ABN4110531.htm Sports Network] ] , and was placed on injured reserveon November 2, 2007[ [http://www.nfl.com/transactions NFL Transactions] ] , ending his season.
Moss is expected to be fully healed by the 2008 season, and has started running sprints. He'll battle teammates
Ebenezer Ekubanand John Engelbergerto start at left end in camp.
During high school he acquired a staph infection which was not found and treated until midway through his collegiate career.
* [http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=498&contentID=7252 Denver Broncos bio]
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