Originally written on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 11/20/11
Hopefully you learned a lot about Patriots defensive back Sterling Moore in this feature in today’s Herald. For a someone who was a complete unknown a week ago, Moore has a pretty interesting backstory. In today’s story, I covered Moore’s journey from his football debut in his senior year of high school to a pair of junior colleges to Southern Methodist to the Raiders to landing with the Patriots and starting last Sunday’s win over the Jets. But along all of those stops there was more than I could fit into the story, so here’s an expanded look at Moore’s unlikely path to the NFL. Moore was a late bloomer, as he was more focused on basketball and baseball for most of his high school career. He finally gave football a shot in his senior year at Deer Valley High in Antioch, Calif. Moore went on to play at a pair of junior colleges before earning a scholarship to SMU. The reason Moore chose SMU was simple: it was the only Div. 1-A program to offer him a scholarship. SMU defensive backs...
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