61-Year-Old, Alan Moore, Kicks His Way Into College Football History


Which brings us back to Sept. 10. With the Faulkner Eagles leading Ave Maria 24 to nothing in the 2nd quarter, Alan Moore, Vietnam veteran, father of three and grandfather of five, stepped onto the field.

"I tied my toe up. ... They snapped the ball, and I kicked it," he said. The kick sailed through the uprights, making Moore the oldest player to ever score in college football.

"It made me feel good, it made me feel really good," Moore said. "It is something that has never happened, in the history of football, it's something that has not happened since god said let there be light."

"I think the main goal that Alan tries to teach us since he's been here is never give up on your dream," said Cheatham. "Whatever your dream is, you are never to old to pursue it."

For Moore, it's not his legacy in the box score that matters, it's about the impact he makes on his teammates and family.

"Never give up on anything. Never never give up," Moore said. "That's what I tell these kids out here, never give up, that's what I tell my grandkids, never give up. Believe in yourself, never give up."

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