You have to love when a player puts in hard work and is recognized by his teammates for it. At LSU, fullback J.D. Moore has become the focal point of a growing campaign among his teammates to be awarded the special No. 18 jersey in Baton Rouge for the upcoming season.
Moore was captured on video taking some reps by himself on the practice field at LSU despite having his arm in a sling. He was reportedly working on his footwork and blocking drills, according to Gridiron Now, and his extra effort despite having his arm injured has been the example of the dedication that is seeing his leadership and respect skyrocket within the program. Players have begun an online campaign stumping for Moore to wear the coveted No. 18 jersey, which has typically been awarded to a player who has shown true dedication to the program and demonstrates leadership qualities all others should emulate and follow.
Former head coach Les Miles made the awarding of the No. 18 jersey a special part of the fall camp. It is unknown for sure if new head coach Ed Orgeron will carry on that tradition, but given the connection the Tigers coach seems to have with his players and how players are rallying for Moore now, it seems likely Moore is the early leader in the clubhouse for the coveted jersey.
Brandon Taylor, who previously wore the No. 18 jersey last season and apparently is offering his endorsement to Moore as well.
Helmet sticker to Gridiron Now.