Texas Lands Ex-Syracuse TE Kendall Moore As Grad Transfer

    Texas improved its depth when former Syracuse tight end Kendall Moore announced that he was becoming a Longhorn. He'll end his college career playing for Tom Herman in Austin.

    April 2, 2017

    Texas improved its depth when former Syracuse tight end Kendall Moore announced that he was becoming a Longhorn. He’ll end his college career playing for Tom Herman in Austin.


    Texas is adding a veteran piece to its 2017 offense.

    First-year Longhorns head coach Tom Herman received an addition to his team on Sunday afternoon when former Syracuse tight end Kendall Moore announced on social media that he will play his final season at Texas.

    Moore played at Syracuse from 2013-16, but he earned eligibility for a fifth season after receiving a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA because he missed most of the 2015 campaign due to injury. He appeared in just three games during that season.

    The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder had one catch for 15 yards in 2016 when he split time with senior Cam MacPherson. The Chicago native is perhaps best known for catching the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime on a fake field goal to beat Villanova in the 2014 season opener at the Carrier Dome.

    For his career, Moore has 14 catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He joins fellow tight end Trey Dunkelberger (Western Illinois), quarterback Austin Wilson (Coastal Carolina), cornerback Corey Winfield (West Virginia), defensive tackle Anthony Giudice (Lafayette) and running back Jordan Fredericks (UMass) as Orange departures this offseason.

    Herman said after a recent spring practice that other than senior Andrew Beck, he was concerned about the team’s depth at the tight end position. 2017 signee Reese Leitao was arrested in February and is expected to be in court on April 18. Behind Beck, junior Garrett Gray (a converted wide receiver), redshirt freshman Peyton Aucoin and ’17 signee Cade Brewer were the team’s only options before Moore decided to become a ‘Horn.

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