A Menace on the Defensive Line: David Moa

Photo via Pam Davis

Defensive Lineman, David Moa is relatively new to the role of “starter”. He has been part of the Bronco Family sense early 2014. Moa hails from Kearny, New Jersey where he played his high school football (Kearny high school). After his senior season in 2013, he officially signed the dotted line to play his football at Boise State.

After red shirting in 2014, Moa participated in five games the next season. He recorded three tackles, among these was a sack, for the Broncos that season.

Coming into this season, defensive line coach, Steve Caldwell had numerous positions to fill. The Bronco’s defensive line saw a few key players depart due to graduation and the NFL draft. Because of this, there may have been some skepticism or doubt  in the minds of many concerning player personnel and the necessity of properly filling the shoes of the departed.

Photo via Pam Davis
Photo via Pam Davis

However, David Moa, in particular, has done his job to reassure Bronco fans alike.

New to the stage, Moa entered the season with a clean resume’ eager to be filled with playing time. His first notable big play was against the Washington State Cougars.

Late in the Cougar’s first offensive drive, Moa knocks down a Luke Falk pass intended for a Cougar receiver.

The very next play was an eighty-five yard pick six by Tyler Horton. On this play, Moa lands a ferocious block on Cougar’s quarterback, Luke Falk.

After the knockdown by Moa, the ESPN commentator refereed to him as “undersized.” Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 271 pounds, Moa may not fit the role of a stereotypical pass rusher. However, Moa has contributed his physical talents, play making ability, and heart of champion all over the field. Accounting for ten tackles, four sacks, and two knock downs, look for him, along with coach Caldwell, to perpetuate his talents throughout the season.

With four sacks, Moa is tied for the lead in the Mountain West.

You can expect the “Moa Contrictor” to strike again against Utah State this Saturday.


About Darrek Harris

Darrek Harris
Darrek was born and raised in Boise, ID. Currently, he has an associates degree in English from the College of Western Idaho. He plans to pursue a bachelors degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He enjoys sports in many fashions: playing, cheering, and coaching. Bleed Blue, Go Broncos, Amen!

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