Matt Moore Signs Letter of Intent

Dec. 16, 2004

Corvallis, Ore. - Matt Moore of the College of Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Oregon State University, Beaver head coach Mike Riley announced Thursday.

Moore is a 6-foot-4 quarterback who attended the College of the Canyons for fall term, but did not play football. Moore spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons at UCLA, where he played 13 total games, starting five. For his Bruin career he completed 85 of 165 pass attempts for 967 yards and four touchdowns. He started in 2002 against Stanford, becoming the first UCLA true-freshman quarterback to start since 1995 and the first to win his initial game since 1979. He began the '03 season as the starter, but suffered a hand injury in the season opener that forced him to be sidelined for six games. Moore, who will have two years of eligibility at Oregon State, attended Hart High School in Newhall, Calif. He received numerous honors by scouting organizations, including being listed eighth on SuperPrep Magazine's quarterback list after throwing for 3,334 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior.

Moore joins tight end Jason Vandiver of Fullerton College as Oregon State's two mid-year transfers as of Dec. 16. The mid-year junior college signing date runs through Jan. 15. Both Moore and Vandiver will began classes at OSU Jan. 3 and are immediately eligible for competition.

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