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Dawan Moss
Dawan Moss

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit

High School:
Cass Tech

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 226

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
04/11/1980

Experience:
3L


Heir apparent to the starting job at tailback following the early departure of T.J. Duckett, Michigan State?s fifth all-time leading rusher with 3,379 career yards, to the National Football League . . . has shed 32 pounds since making the transition from fullback to tailback . . . once described as a ?triple-threat fullback? by Spartan head coach Bobby Williams because of his blocking, running and receiving ability . . . made 17 career starts at fullback . . . joins center Brian Ottney, quarterback Jeff Smoker and safety Thomas Wright as captains for the 2002 season . . . AS A JUNIOR: Shared MSU?s Danziger Award as the team?s outstanding Detroit-area player with safety Lorenzo Guess . . . appeared in all 12 games in 2001, including eight starts at fullback, and played 228.5 minutes . . . earned his keep as the lead blocker for Duckett, who finished third in the Big Ten and 20th nationally in rushing by averaging 118.3 yards per game . . . produced a career-best 93 yards on 25 carries in 2001 . . . picked up 17 yards rushing and caught an 11-yard pass vs. Missouri while playing a career-high 27 minutes . . . had a season-high eight rushes for 22 yards vs. Michigan . . . gained a season-best 23 yards rushing on five attempts and returned a kickoff 21 yards vs. Minnesota . . . ripped off a season-long 18-yard run vs. Iowa . . . recorded five solo hits on Spartan special teams . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in all 11 games in 2000, including seven starts, and played 152.5 minutes . . . rushed for 81 yards on 31 attempts and scored three touchdowns . . . punishing blocker helped pave the way for T.J. Duckett, who finished fourth in the Big Ten and 11th nationally in rushing at 123.0 yards per game . . . a sprained ankle limited him to special teams appearances only vs. Ohio State . . . started at tailback vs. Illinois for an injured Duckett (sprained shoulder) and produced a career-high 54 yards (15 carries) and scored twice . . . his 1-yard TD run vs. Illinois with 8:04 left in the fourth quarter proved to be the game winner . . . named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Missouri (20 production points) . . . provided a 1-yard TD run in the season opener vs. Marshall . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Presented MSU?s Danziger Award as the team?s outstanding Detroit-area player . . . appeared in all 12 games in 1999, including starts vs. Illinois and Penn State at fullback, and played 143 minutes . . . gained 91 yards on 17 carries (5.4 avg.) and scored twice . . . solid blocker helped tailbacks Lloyd Clemons and T.J. Duckett rush for a combined total of 1,565 yards in ?99 . . . broke a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter vs. Michigan that proved to be the game winner . . . had a season-high five rushes for 22 yards vs. Iowa . . . became the first Spartan fullback to score a rushing touchdown since ?96 as his first career carry resulted in a 42-yard TD romp vs. Eastern Michigan . . . picked up a season-high 46 yards on two attempts vs. EMU . . . his run blocking earned him Spartan Offensive Player of the Week honors vs. Northwestern . . . caught two passes for 15 yards (7.5 avg.) . . . . . 1998 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: PrepStar All-American . . . named to SuperPrep?s and PrepStar?s All-Midwest Teams . . .ranked No. 14 on The Detroit News Blue Chip List . . . rated No. 18 on the Lansing State Journal?s ?Catch 22? list . . . first-team all-public school league selection . . . rushed for 780 yards (9.3 avg.) and 11 touchdowns as a senior . . . played for Coach Thomas Wilcher at Cass Tech in Detroit . . . also a member of Cass Tech?s track and field team, participating in the 4x100 relay, shot put and discus . . . runs 4.6 in the 40 . . . born April 11, 1980 . . . majoring in agribusiness management.


Moss? Career Statistics
Rushing	        G/GS	Att.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG
1999		11/2	17	91	5.4	2	42
2000		11/7	31	81	2.6	3	8
2001		12/8	25	93	3.7	0	18
Career		34/17	73	265	3.6	5	42

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 1999 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 2000 1 3 3.0 0 3 2001 1 11 11.0 0 11 Career 3 13 4.3 0 11

Moss? Career Highs Carries: 15, vs. Illinois (2000) Rushing Yards: 54, vs. Illinois (2000) Rushing TDs: 2, vs. Illinois (2000)

Moss? Game-By-Game Statistics 1999 Rushing No. Yds. TD LG Oregon 0 0 0 -- Eastern Michigan 2 46 1 42 Notre Dame 0 0 0 -- Illinois 1 2 0 2 Iowa 5 22 0 8 Michigan 1 14 1 14 Purdue 1 -5 0 -- Wisconsin 1 0 0 -- Ohio State 2 5 0 8 Northwestern 0 0 0 -- Penn State 3 7 0 6 Florida 1 0 0 -- Totals 17 91 2 42

2000 Rushing No. Yds. TD LG Marshall 3 2 1 1 Missouri 2 -8 0 -- Notre Dame 4 11 0 7 Northwestern 1 8 0 8 Iowa 1 2 0 2 Wisconsin 0 0 0 -- Michigan 5 12 0 8 Illinois 15 54 2 8 Ohio State 0 0 0 -- Purdue 0 0 0 -- Penn State 0 0 0 -- Totals 31 81 3 8

2001 Rushing No. Yds. TD LG Central Michigan 0 0 0 -- Notre Dame 0 0 0 -- Northwestern 0 0 0 -- Iowa 1 18 0 18 Minnesota 5 23 0 7 Wisconsin 2 6 0 5 Michigan 8 22 0 12 Indiana 1 -1 0 -- Purdue 2 8 0 6 Penn State 0 0 0 -- Missouri 6 17 0 6 Fresno State 0 0 0 -- Totals 25 93 0 18