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Jakai Moore

  • position OL
  • height 6-6
  • weight 321
  • class Sixth Year
  • Hometown Nokesville, Va.
  • High school Patriot
  • position OL
  • height 6-6
  • weight 321
  • class Sixth Year
  • Hometown Nokesville, Va.
  • High school Patriot

Jakai Moore Bio

* 2021 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
* 2020 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
* 2019-20 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Sixth-year offensive lineman who is long and athletic… combo guy who has seen action at both guard and tackle… figures to be in mix for a starting role… has appeared in 44 career games with 28 starts… has made 13 career starts at left tackle, seven at left guard, four at right guard and four at right tackle.

2023 (Redshirt Senior)
Played in 11 games making nine starts… got the starting nod four times at right guard, four times at left guard and once at left tackle… started the first four games at right guard… appeared as a reserve in two of the next three games… returned to the starting lineup at left tackle at Texas A&M for an injured Tree Babalade, then moved to left guard for the final four contests.

2022 (Redshirt Junior)
Fourth-year offensive lineman… appeared in all 13 games, working at both left tackle and left guard… earned eight starts, five at left tackle and three at left guard… moved into the starting lineup in week 4 against Charlotte at left tackle… held that starting position for five-consecutive games… started the final three games at left guard, the wins over Tennessee and Clemson and the loss in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against Notre Dame.

2021 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Sat out spring ball after undergoing surgery for turf toe on his left foot… appeared in nine games, making three starts… earned starts at left tackle against Georgia, Kentucky and Troy… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (Redshirt Freshman)
Second-year player who appeared in eight games making six starts… started each of the first two games (Tennessee and Florida) at right tackle… came off the bench to play in two of the next four contests… moved to left tackle where he started the final four games (Ole Miss, Missouri, Georgia and Kentucky)… helped pave the way for Kevin Harris to become Carolina’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2013… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2019 (Freshman)
True freshman who saw action in three games, making a pair of starts, but retained the year of eligibility… saw his first action in the win over Charleston Southern… got the starting nod at right tackle against Vanderbilt following injuries to Dylan Wonnum and Jaylen Nichols… also made the start at right tackle in the season finale against Clemson… named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a dual-sport athlete at Patriot High School in Nokesville, Va., graduating in 2019… led the Pioneers to a 7-4 record as a senior… earned 6A all-region honors as a senior while helping his team to the playoffs… coached by Brud Bicknell… also played basketball and was the 2016-17 Manassas Park Basketball Player of the Year after averaging 15 points and 10.5 rebounds… rated as the 13th-best player in Virginia, the 29th-best offensive guard in the country and No. 503 overall, according to 247Sports Composite.

PERSONAL
Jakai D. Moore was born Dec. 26, 2000… is an interdisciplinary studies major who graduated in May.