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UVa's Michael Moore Primed to Step Up in 2013

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Virginia sophomore defensive end Michael Moore is working towards earning more playing time in 2013.

Moore, the son of former UVa All-American quarterback, Shawn Moore, is entering his sophomore season bigger and stronger.   He is now 6-foot-4, 275 pounds.

Moore was highly touted coming out of high school and played in all 12 games last year as a true freshman recording 14 tackles and one sack at NC State.

He's gained 10 pounds of muscle this off-season and is listed as the back-up to senior Jake Snyder at left end but Moore could be moved inside to tackle.

Moore says, "One of my biggest strides is just knowing the game and being more comfortable out there. If you feel more comfortable you feel you can make more plays. We're definitely moving a lot more, being a lot more aggressive than last year, more blitzes and more aggressiveness."

Coach Mike London says, "He wants to show flashes of being able to go into a game and be a guy who's a contributor, a consistent contributor. I think he's focused and locked in on what he needs to do to play."

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