Ole Miss’ Elijah Moore Earns AFCA All-America Honors
Rebel Wide Receiver Leads the Country in Multiple Categories
OXFORD, Miss. – (Courtesy of Ole Miss Media Relations) Ole Miss’ Elijah Moore earned his third All-American honor of the week Thursday as the junior wide receiver earned first team All-America accolades from American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).
After garnering first team honors from AFCA, the Associated Press and Sporting News, Moore becomes the 13th consensus All-American in Ole Miss football history and the first since Senquez Golson in 2014.
Moore, who elected to forgo the remaining games of his Rebel football careers in order to begin preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft, currently ranks No. 1 in the country in receiving yards per game (149.1) and receptions per game (10.8). The Biletnikoff Award candidate is No. 16 nationally with eight receiving touchdowns and No. 12 in all-purpose yards (158.3 ypg).
Moore’s 1,193 receiving yards this season ranks No. 3 on Ole Miss’ single season record books, just 127 yards shy of A.J. Brown’s 1,320 yards in 2018. He also concluded the 2020 season just 13 catches short of Treadwell’s career mark of 202 receptions.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native recorded 10 or more receptions in seven of the eight games this season. He became the first receiver in Ole Miss history to accomplish that feat in four straight contests earlier this season.
In the Ole Miss career season record book, Moore finished tied for third in receptions (189), No. 4 in receiving yardage (2,441) and No. 6 in receiving touchdowns (16). He’s the only Rebel in school history to surpass the 200-yard receiving mark three times in a career, all of which came in 2020 for the junior.
Evelyn Van Pelt
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.