Thursday, August 21, 2014

Highlands Alum Inducted in Univ. of Kentucky Hall of Fame


Marty Moore, Highlands 1989, is among 6 University of Kentucky greats will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2014 class includes former UK student-athletes Keith Bogans (men’s basketball), Pat Etcheberry (track and field athlete/coach, also strength and conditioning coach), Passion Richardson (track and field athlete/coach), Terry Shumpert (baseball), Sarah Witten (women’s tennis) and Moore. The class will be formally inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 26-27, in conjunction with the football game against Vanderbilt.


The UK Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to recognize and honor persons whose participation and contributions enriched and strengthened the university’s athletic program. The charter class included 88 individuals who had previously had their jersey retired by UK. There is a five-year waiting period – after leaving UK – to be eligible for inclusion into the Hall of Fame. A committee consisting of Hall of Famers, media members, campus representatives, and current coaches and administrators elects new inductees each year.

Here is Moore's bio. Moore also made the All-Time HHS Football roster put out by FTM in 2012.

Marty Moore, Highlands 1989 and UK 1993

Linebacker who finished his playing days at UK ranking fourth in tackles with 470 … Named first-team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and Coaches in 1993 … UK’s Most Valuable Senior while helping lead the Wildcats to the 1993 Peach Bowl … AP second-team All-SEC as a junior … Led SEC in tackles as a sophomore and junior … Named to the Sophomore All-America team by Football News … UK’s Most Outstanding Linebacker for three consecutive years … Two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and received UK’s Senior Scholastic Award … Played in the East-West Shrine Game … Was the last pick of the 1994 NFL Draft, but defied the odds by earning a spot on the New England Patriots and went on to an eight-year career in the NFL.

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