Tennessee Football Adds Former UCF Quarterback

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    Gaston Moore Tennessee UCF

    (via @Gaston_Moore on Twitter)

    The Tennessee Football team has added former UCF quarterback Gaston Moore. The former Knight is entering his second year of college.

    Moore confirmed the news to Rocky Top Insider on Friday afternoon.

    The Hilton Head Island, SC native was the scout team quarterback for coach Josh Heupel and UCF during his freshman year in 2020.

    As a senior in high school, Gaston threw for 2,016 yards and 20 touchdowns. Not to mention, he only added in four interceptions.

    The 6-foot-2, 182-pound quarterback was listed as a duel threat in his 247 Sports scouting profile. Meaning that he should be able to add to an already loaded quarterback room. Especially considering his experience in coach Heupel’s system.

    Oftentimes, scout team quarterbacks will assume the role of the opposition’s quarterback during practice week. Gaston, UCF’s scout team quarterback in 2020, showed the versatility that it took to perform for coach Heupel in that role.

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