Running back Jalin Moore will have the opportunity to represent Appalachian State one more time on the football field. Moore accepted an invitation to participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl — the first player to accept an invitation for 2019's event.
"The way Jalin Moore is attacking the rehab process in order to come back and play in the Senior Bowl needs to be commended, which is why he is our first official accepted invite," Jim Nagy, executive director of the Reese's Senior Bowl, said in a release on App State's athletics website.
"NFL decision-makers are looking for gritty and resilient competitors that love football, and Jalin is proving he has all those qualities. We look forward to seeing him in Mobile."
The annual all-star game will be held Jan. 26, 2019, in Mobile, Ala. The game is the end of a week players spend competing and going through drills in front of NFL personnel.
Moore's senior season was cut short Oct. 9 when his right ankle was broken and dislocated at the end of a 27-yard touchdown run against Arkansas State. Recovery time for the injury was estimated to take eight to 12 weeks.
He ended his App State career with 3,570 yards rushing and 34 total touchdowns. He had run for at least 1,000 yards in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.