View Full Version : Alan Moore oldest college player at 61

09-11-2011, 09:33 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A 61-year-old Vietnam veteran and grandfather of five became the oldest player ever to get in a college football game. Alan Moore kicked an extra point for NAIA Faulkner in its season-opener on Saturday.
Moore wore a square-toe shoe and kicked old-school style, not soccer style -- trends that were popular when he first played college football in the late `60s. He gave Faulkner a 25-0 lead early in the second half Saturday en route to a 41-19 win over Ave Maria, located in southwest Florida and playing its first game ever.
Players one-third his age swarmed Moore as he jogged off the field smiling. Gray-bearded and tanned, Moore swapped high fives and fist bumps with teammates.
Moore -- with the word "believe' written on his kicking shoe -- said he was glad to get the first kick behind him.
Thorn, is 61?