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Intro


The Joe Moore Award for the Most Outstanding Offensive Line unit

Presented by the Foundation for Teamwork

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Intro


The Joe Moore Award for the Most Outstanding Offensive Line unit

Presented by the Foundation for Teamwork

 
 
 

The Joe Moore Award for the Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit will annually recognize the toughest, most physical offensive line in the country, making it the only major college football award to honor a unit or group.

 
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About


2016 Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit

in College Football

The Iowa Hawkeyes

 

About


2016 Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit

in College Football

The Iowa Hawkeyes

 

 

About the Joe Moore Award


The Foundation for Teamwork presents the JOE MOORE AWARD, recognizing the Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit.  The award is named after Joe Moore, widely regarded as the best offensive line coach in college football history, and is the only major college football award to honor a unit. 

The Joe Moore Award will annually recognize the nation’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit that best displays toughness, effort, teamwork, consistency, technique, and “finishing”. The voting committee is comprised of college football experts, especially people who played or coached the offensive line position, including all of the current offensive line coaches at the Division I/FBS level as well as former players, coaches, colleagues of Coach Moore and select media.

About Coach Joe Moore


The award is designed to preserve the legacy of Joe Moore, who coached most notably at the University of Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. Moore died of lung cancer in 2003.  He was responsible for developing the skills of several All-Americans throughout his storied career, including Bill Fralic, Mark May, Russ Grimm, Jimbo Covert, Mark Stepnowski, Aaron Taylor, and Andy Heck. Coach Moore sent 52 players on to the NFL, several of whom are in the Pro and College Football Hall of Fame.


When God decided to create a football coach he created Joe Moore, then broke the mold. He had a unique way of pushing you beyond even your own expectations and then took great pride in seeing you succeed. I loved him and respected him and owe my entire career to him.
— Jimbo Covert, 1981-82 All-American OT (Pitt), College Football Hall of Fame 2003
Joe had a unique ability to motivate his players to perform above their ability. His players were always the best prepared – both mentally and physically – and he found his reward in their achievement. It’s great to see an award that will honor his commitment to take young adults and turn them into productive men.
— Jackie Sherrill, legendary college football coach
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I am honored to be a part of the committee charged with selecting the recipients of the Joe Moore Award. Joe was the best teacher of offensive linemen that I’ve ever been around and no one got more out of his players than Joe did. It is only right that this award honors Joe’s name and his legacy.
— Barry Alvarez, former Wisconsin Head Coach and current Director of Athletics
Coach Moore was a man of principle, and the principles he embodied helped us become the best versions of ourselves. His focus on toughness, teamwork and hard work helped us become better football players, and made us better men. The Joe Moore Award is an appropriate symbol of that legacy.
— Aaron Taylor, the 1993 Lombardi Award winner (Notre Dame) and Chairman of the Moore Award Voting Committee
 
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Credo


The Joe Moore Award
O-Line Unit Credo

 

Teamwork. It’s what defines football as a sport and it is displayed in its greatest glory – in its most profound necessity – in the play of the offensive line. For it is there that individual achievement only matters if the entire unit is performing. When we execute together, great things happen. But if one player missteps, the rest of the team pays the price. That idea – along with hard work and the willingness to strive to be your best – embodies what coach Joe Moore instilled in his players.

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But it’s about more than football. It’s about how we live our life, how we contribute to society, how we participate in the realization of great things. Teamwork is a bond. It’s a promise. And it’s a commitment to put the greater good above ourselves. It’s the greatest form of individual achievement because it requires total sacrifice – of focus, of effort, of ego. The road to success requires an intimate synchronization of purpose that creates an unbreakable bond between each of us. And it makes that success one of the greatest achievements on the planet.

 

"I AM BECAUSE OF US."

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Credo


The Joe Moore Award
O-Line Unit Credo

 

Teamwork. It’s what defines football as a sport and it is displayed in its greatest glory – in its most profound necessity – in the play of the offensive line. For it is there that individual achievement only matters if the entire unit is performing. When we execute together, great things happen. But if one player missteps, the rest of the team pays the price. That idea – along with hard work and the willingness to strive to be your best – embodies what coach Joe Moore instilled in his players.

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But it’s about more than football. It’s about how we live our life, how we contribute to society, how we participate in the realization of great things. Teamwork is a bond. It’s a promise. And it’s a commitment to put the greater good above ourselves. It’s the greatest form of individual achievement because it requires total sacrifice – of focus, of effort, of ego. The road to success requires an intimate synchronization of purpose that creates an unbreakable bond between each of us. And it makes that success one of the greatest achievements on the planet.

 

"I AM BECAUSE OF US."

DOWNLOAD CREDO

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Joe Moore Foundation


ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR TEAMWORK

Joe Moore Foundation


ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR TEAMWORK

 
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.
— Vince Lombardi

The Foundation for Teamwork is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering the essential aspect of all great societal endeavors: teamwork. Our mission is to bring that spirit of collective achievement not only to sports, but also to schools, organizations, businesses and communities. By recognizing the accomplishment of the most outstanding offensive line unit in college football, the award promotes the value of teamwork, praising the collective achievement over the individual.