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Morgan Moses On Why He Chose Anthropology, Trent Williams’ Help

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 29, 2014 – 4:01 pm

(Moses, No. 76, with some of his teammates at rookie minicamp. [AP Image])

(Morgan Moses, No. 76, with some of his teammates at rookie minicamp. [AP Image])

Morgan Moses had many aspirations growing up. Two of his long-term goals were met recently.

The first of being a professional football player was achieved a few weeks back when he was selected by the Washington Redskins with the 66th-pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The second also came slightly true during the month of May.

Graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in anthropology shortly after wrapping up rookie minicamp activities, the 6-7 rookie said that he pursued the degree initially thanks to his love with a certain movie hero.

“I always wanted to be the next Indiana Jones,” Morgan said with a chuckle this afternoon. “I took a couple classes at UVA (in anthropology) and I fell in love with one of the professors and it just all kept going from there. I’m now on the track to be an archaeologist.

“It’s a career after the career.”

Moses signed his first professional contract this morning before the last OTA practice of the week with the complete squad and admitted that his strive for ‘greatness’ has been reinforced by the teaching of two-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams.

“You need to learn new techniques, but being able to have guys like Trent Williams and pick their brains and learn from him is very helpful,” Morgan said. “I can lean on him for help.”

While he continues his understudy period, Morgan said he has no specific goals in his first year other than getting better as a football player.

“Right now, I’m just trying to come out here and get better every day and work on my craft,” Morgan explained to a media gathering. “I just want to become a better football player this year.”

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3 Responses to “Morgan Moses On Why He Chose Anthropology, Trent Williams’ Help”

  1. By Roy J Green on May 29, 2014 | Reply

    Why is it that these redskin analyst’s, and they know who they are, continue to say that this guy will not beat out Polumbus for the job of right tackle. Trent Williams came in hear and started from day 1, and so can this guy if he has any guts and is given a chance. And Spencer Long and the other new guards look a lot better than Lichtensteiger, and Chester. The offensive line play of this team was so poor in 2013 they need to get rid of all of those hold overs.

  2. By RussianBreadMaker on May 30, 2014 | Reply

    Moses really seems like a class act. Thankful that he was overlooked and we were able to snag him in the 3rd. Hail

  3. By wildbill1952 on Jun 1, 2014 | Reply

    I think the main reasons the media says that Moses will not be the starter are the following: 1) not to put too much pressure on a rookie, 2) because the learning curve between college and the NFL is tremendous. Although the talent is certainly there, today’s NFL Offensive Lineman is more than just a big body. Learning the playbook is essential to crashing the opening day starting lineup. Moses can be great, but there’s a lot to learn. The Skins got lucky to find this guy still in the draft at number 66. He will pay dividends for years to come and has the talent and the God-given size to be great. The only question is if he has it all down by the first game or if it will slow down for him later in the season.

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