The 45 Most Valuable Rebels of 2014: No. 28 Kailo Moore


The 2014 Ole Miss football season is just around the corner. Now that we have hit the 45 day mark until kickoff, we are going to countdown the most valuable Rebel players this season. Their rankings are based on their positions and how much of an impact they will bring to the table. Today on the countdown is…

2013 Season: Kailo Moore played in twelve games last season for the Rebels. Listed as a running back, Moore spent most of his season performing on special teams. He would finish the season with five kick returns for 100 yards. Moore made a few appearances at running back in the games against Vanderbilt and Southeast Missouri, but his best performances at running back came in the game against Idaho and Troy. Moore rushed for 22 yards on 9 carries, and had a kick return in the game against Idaho. Against Troy, Moore rushed seven times for a season-high 51 yards.

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The Value: Like Channing Ward, Hugh Freeze saw a change needing to be made with Kailo Moore. I have to say this is one of my most exciting changes during the offseason for the Rebels. Moore has the speed and talent to cause disruption for opposing wide receivers. So, Hugh Freeze moved Kailo Moore from running back to defensive back during the offseason. This is another bold move by Freeze that could turn out to be a major success. Moore performed exceptionally well in the Rebels’ secondary during this year’s spring practices. Kailo Moore was listed alongside Cliff Coleman as second string field corner behind Senquez Golson in the 2014 post-spring depth chart. Moore was also listed as the third string kickoff returner.