DonTrell Moore To Emcee Lobo Luncheon On Monday
June 18, 2009
The University of New Mexico announced today former Lobo great DonTrell Moore will be the emcee at Monday's Lobo Country Tour (powered by the New Mexico Sports Authority) luncheon at the Chamisa Hills Country Club in Rio Rancho. A four-time first team all-Mountain West Conference honoree (2002-05), Moore rewrote both the UNM and MWC career rushing records, and was the sixth player in NCAA FBS history to rush for 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons.
UNM also announced that it has extended its reservation deadline to 3 p.m. on Friday for fans wishing to attend the luncheon, which runs from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Individual seats cost $20. Call 925-5014 to make reservations.
Moore's presence adds to an already star-studded list of guest speakers at the luncheon. New Lobo football head coach Mike Locksley, head men's basketball coach Steve Alford, head men's soccer coach Jeremy Fishbein, head volleyball coach Jeff Nelson, and head women's soccer coach Kit Vela are also scheduled to speak.
Moore was a second team All-America selection and ESPN.com and CollegeFootballNews.com's pick for MWC Player of the Year in 2003 after rushing for a school record 1,450 yards and 19 touchdowns for the conference runner-up Lobos.
In 2005, less than a year removed from major knee surgery, he once again led the Mountain West in rushing (1,298) and scrimmage yards (career-high 1,669) en route to MWC Offensive Player of the Year recognition from the league's coaches and media. The Roswell, N.M. product was also a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award and an honorable mention All-America selection by SI.com in his final year.
He was voted the MWC's Freshman of the Year in 2002 after rushing for 1,134 yards and 13 touchdowns in just 11 games as the featured back. His sensational debut helped UNM win five of its last seven games en route to a second place finish in the conference and berth in the 2002 Las Vegas Bowl.
Moore, whose image is proudly depicted on a giant banner hanging outside of the University Stadium press box, finished his career with 4,973 yards and 51 touchdowns on the ground, and 5,947 all-purpose yards and 59 total touchdowns.
He earned his degree in Criminology in December of 2005 and went on to play professionally for the New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Lobo Country Tour is powered by the New Mexico Sports Authority.