USF Football BIO
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Ben Moffitt
Player Profile:
Ben Moffitt 37972
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
City/State: Bushnell, FL
High School: South Sumter HS

2007:  An All-BIG EAST First Team selection ... Second on the team with 104 tackles, plus 12 tackles for loss ... He is ranked as the third-best senior inside linebacker prospect for the NFL Draft according to Mel Kiper ... Moffitt was a semifinalist for the Butkus and a quarterfinalist for Lott Trophy ... Collected 10 tackles - 2.5 for a loss - and one fumble recovery against Rutgers ... Recorded 10 tackles,  an interception and 60-yard return against Pitt ... The senior was named Camp & Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week and BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after picking off two passes, including one for a TD, against West Virginia ... Moffitt also had nine tackles, including two for a loss and a pass breakup vs. WVU ... He followed that effort with 11 tackles, seven solo, three TFL, two pass breakups, one third-down stop and one fourth-down stop in the Bulls win over Florida Atlantic ... He collected a TFL and his first career interception, followed by a 41-yard return, against UNC ... He began the 2007 campaign with 10 tackles, eight assisted, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup against Elon.

2006:  Named the team’s Outstanding Front Seven Player with a team-high 112  tackles ... 11 tackles for loss with four sacks, including one in the Papajohns.com Bowl ... Two fumble recoveries, including one at USF’s one-yard line in win at West Virginia ... Had six double figure tackle games with a high of 14 vs. Syracuse (three for loss) ... Sacks against Kansas (Sept. 23), North Carolina (Oct. 14), Syracuse (Nov. 11) and East Carolina (Dec. 23) ... Forced a late fourth quarter fumble vs. FIU (Sept. 9) that allowed a winning TD pass from Matt Grothe to Taurus Johnson.

2005:  Started all 12 games at middle linebacker and led the team with 96 tackles, including 15 for loss and 2.5 sacks ... Won national player of the week honors and added to the Bronko Nagurski Watch List with 14 tackles, one sack and a forced and recovered fumble in USF’s 45-14 in over ninth-ranked Louisville (Sept. 24) ... Followed that up with 12 tackles at Miami (Oct. 1) one week later ... Four forced fumbles is a USF single season record ... Won USF’s Outstanding Defensive Front Seven Award.

2004:  Started the final five games of the season en route to Conference USA all-freshman honors ... Had 23 tackles, including three for losses ... Had season-high five tackles at Cincinnati (Nov. 20) and again vs. Memphis (Nov. 27).

2003:  Utilized his redshirt season ... Won Defensive Golden Bull Award as the top scout team player.

SOUTH SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL:  Leesburg Commercial Defensive Player of the Year with 141 tackles, 20 for losses and 11 sacks in 2002 ... Ranked 71st in the state by Orlando Sentinel ... Class 2A all-state second team ... Also played fullback for a 12-2 team that reached the state semi-finals, winning a third straight region championship in the process ... Rushed for 652 yards on just 65 carries with two touchdowns ... Named all-state as a junior despite missing the first two games of the season when he contemplated a full-time commitment to the ministry ... Returned to football and had 50 tackles ... Also a weightlifter, he broke the state record (238-pound weight class) in the clean-and-jerk with a lift of 330 pounds.

PERSONAL:  Born December 31, 1984 in Inverness, Fla. ... Son of Clay & Cathy Myles ... Ben and his wife Shauna have a son, Trevor, and a daughter, Rylan ... Enjoys hunting and fishing.

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