Reflective Seniors Prepare For Their Last Game

4 years 10 months 1 week ago December 13, 2011 Dec 13, 2011 Tuesday, December 13 2011 Tuesday, December 13, 2011 4:54:00 PM CST in Football
By: Reggie Wilson

COLUMBIA - As the Independence Bowl appraoches, the seniors are preparing for their last game as a Tiger. While this may be the end, they remember how it started.

"I came in not even on the radar, they didn't even think i was going to start," Senior Defensive Tackle Dominique Hamilton said. Senior Running Back De'Vion Moore said, "The first opportunity to touch the ball on the collegiate level, it's all excitement."

Both players have enjoyed considerable success on the field at MU, but it didn't always look so promising.

"I was going in for one play, and it was just energetic, and I didn't know what to think, and I remember going out first play and I messed up," Hamilton said. "I did a little high school move, I decided I was going to cut back all the way across field, trying to make a play happen, and real quick I figured out college football was a little bit different," Moore said.

It was a little bit different off the field too, but Moore says he learned responsibility throughout his time at MU.

"We go out and we clown and we get in trouble, but by the time you leave here, you definitely leave a different person, an adult," Moore said.

Hamilton and Moore agreed that leaving won't hit home until the final game is over.

"You're sad that you're leaving your teammates, then again you're happy that all your hard work paid off and you finally made it to the finish line," Moore said.

The senior Tigers hope to finish with a win. Both Hamilton and Moore will start training for the draft when their final game is over.



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