For the second straight year, an Iowa State freshman quarterback has torn an ACL.
The Des Moines Register’s Tommy Birch reported Thursday night that Cyclone freshman quarterback Devon Moore has suffered a torn ACL and will miss his freshman season. With Jacob Park entrenched as the starter, Moore was likely to redshirt anyway. He was, however, competing for a backup spot with Zeb Noland, who tore an ACL last season, and Kyle Kempt.
Birch learned the news from Moore’s father, Lonnie Moore, who said his son’s ACL tore during a non-contact drill. Moore was coach Matt Campbell’s first recruit with the Cyclones, having committed to play for Campbell when he was Toledo’s coach.
Moore, a 3-star recruit out of Waterloo West in Iowa, threw for 2,331 yards with 29 touchdown passes as a senior. His recent tweets included retweets of people wishing him good health, as well as a tweet from him saying, “Remember who was there for you when times got tough.”
Remember who was there for you when times got tough💯
— Devon Moore (@D_MooreQB2) August 11, 2017
The Cyclones begin the season Sept. 2 against Northern Iowa.