ELON, N.C. – Elon freshman defensive back Khalil Moore has been recognized by HERO Sports as an honorable mention selection to the FCS Freshman All-American Team as announced on Wednesday.
With his honor, Moore becomes the first Phoenix football player to earn any All-America recognition since wide receiver Aaron Mellette in 2012.
Moore, a native of Charlotte, N.C., started all 10 games in which he saw action during the 2016 campaign and tied for third on the team with 66 total tackles. He also tallied 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, a pair of interceptions and five pass breakups during his rookie season in the maroon and gold. Moore was named the co-CAA Football Rookie of the week after amassing a season-best 10 tackles and breaking up two passes in the Phoenix’s 27-10 victory at eighth-ranked William & Mary. The win was just the second for Elon over a top-10 program at the FCS level and the first since 2007. In a tight game against FCS playoff participant New Hampshire, Moore recorded eight tackles, broke up one pass and picked off another. He recorded the first sack of his career during a six-tackle performance at Albany.