A linebacker out of Thomson High School, Nick Moss is a standout for the Bulldogs on the gridiron. The 6-foot-1, 215 pounder possesses great feet, good catching ability as well as impressive strength to go along with his above-average speed. During the 2014 regular season, Moss recorded 63 total tackles to go along with three sacks and three pass break-ups, standing out as one of the top underclassmen in Class AAAA.
Much of his skill can be attributed to the dedicated work being logged in the weight room. Moss bench presses 325 pounds, power cleans 315 pounds and squats 505 pounds. The defensive standout has drawn interest from the likes of Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, along with UGA where his father, Gary, played defensive back in the mid-1980s. Nick gives credit to his dad for being the one to develop the junior’s passion and knowledge for the game of football.
It is that love for the sport that has endeared him to his coaches and his teammates, proven by Moss being selected as a team captain prior to the start of the 2014 season. Head coach Rob Ridings described him as a person who leads by example, but can be vocal at appropriate times in order to kip up his team.
Aside from football, Moss runs the 4×100 relay along with 110-meter hurdles and is recognized as one of the top students in his academic class. He carries a 3.6 grade-point average and takes part in FBLA, an organization that prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields.
Outside of the classroom, he regularly volunteers for community events based from his home church and has also taught football fundamentals to kids on a local pee-wee football team.
His future plans currently focus on being involved in sports medicine and physical therapy due to his interest in fitness along with loving the atmosphere in the weight room.