Prestigious College Football Award to Utilize Video Services and In-Depth Data to Evaluate Nation’s Top Offensive Lines
NEW YORK, NY– November 27, 2017 – The Joe Moore Award is partnering with industry leading companies DragonFly Athletics and STATS to further identify and evaluate college football’s top offensive line units, it was announced today. These partnerships provide access to acclaimed services that will be utilized by the award’s voting committee in recognizing outstanding offensive line play.
“We’re excited to officially welcome STATS and DragonFly Athletics to the Joe Moore Award team,” said Aaron Taylor, Founder, Joe Moore Award (JMA). “Both organizations bring a high level of expertise in their respective fields and will help our committee better evaluate and highlight offensive line units across the country through their elite data and video platforms.”
As part of the partnership, STATS will be providing advanced offensive line data and analytics to the voting committee to support and simplify the film evaluation process that takes place on the DragonFly Blast and Roadtrip platforms. As in years past, the award’s voting committee will continue to use game film and OL coach provided “cut-ups” as the primary evaluation tool, and DragonFly helps to significantly streamline this process.
“The partnership between STATS and the Joe Moore Award voting committee is a great moment for STATS to use our advanced data and analytics to provide context and clarity around a position that is often overlooked—the offensive line,” said David Ladd, Vice President of North American Sales at STATS. “As the official data provider of The Joe Moore Award, we can highlight notable performances in critical situations that often determine outcomes, and help to honor the men up front who are at their best when their best is needed.”
“The offensive line position is one of fundamentals and intangibles that can only be seen through the eyes of experience,” said Cole Cubelic, Chairman of the JMA voting committee. “But when used in proper context, data can be helpful to the evaluation process as well.”
“Think of the game film as the ‘story’, and data as the ‘pictures’ within that story,” explains Lance Zierlein, NFL.com Draft Analyst, and JMA voting committee member. “Data, therefore, when used along with game film, provides a helpful perspective to the sub committee as we grind through tape on a weekly basis.”
With the finalists of the award set to be announced tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28, the Joe Moore Award most recently named seven units as semi-finalists for games played through November 18.
The Joe Moore Award is now in its third year. The previous two winners were National Champion Alabama in 2015 and Iowa in 2016.
The winner of the 2017 Joe Moore Award will be determined and announced shortly after the December 2 conference championship game weekend. Announcement will take place in a coordinated, surprise, on-campus presentation at the winning school. Details to follow.
About the Joe Moore Award
The JOE MOORE AWARD is named after Joe Moore, widely regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in college football history, and is the only major college football award to honor a unit. The 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 solely of people who played or coached the 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 the Joe Moore Foundation for Teamwork
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. Find out more at joemooreaward.com and follow the Joe Moore Award on Instagram (@joemooreaward), Twitter (@joemooreaward) and Facebook at www.facebook.com/JoeMooreAward.
STATS is the global leader in sports intelligence, operating at the intersection of sports and technology. The world’s most innovative brands, technology companies, leagues and dozens of world championship teams trust STATS to find their winning edge. STATS combines the industry’s fastest and most accurate data platform with video analysis, sports content and research, player tracking through STATS SportVU®, and a range of customizable digital solutions for brands. The pioneer of live sports data, STATS continues to speed innovation in the industry enhancing both team performance and fan experience. For more information, go to www.stats.com and follow STATS on Twitter @STATSEngage.
About DragonFly Athletics
DragonFly Athletics, the Division I Network, is a sports technology company that proudly works with all BCS and FCS football programs, collegiate Basketball and Olympics Sports teams, the NFL, media organizations and much more. DragonFly Athletics is designed to help teams prepare and stay connected by providing secure mobile access to their content. Learn more at www.dragonflyathletics.com