Oklahoma State Football: WR Charlie Moore Crucial to Cowboys' 2012 Success

Erin SorensenContributor IAugust 10, 2012

Photo Credit: Sue Ogrocki / AP
Photo Credit: Sue Ogrocki / AP

Quarterback Wes Lunt may be facing the collegiate field for the first time in 2012, but he will be surrounded by plenty of experience, especially wide receiver Charlie Moore.

Moore spent most of the spring being named the practice player of the day, according to NewsOK.com, which is a testament to how how the receiver works for his team.

At the spring game alone, Moore had nine catches for 243 yards and three touchdowns. That's not too shabby for a wide receiver that remains mostly unknown outside of the Cowboy family. It's time for people to get to know Moore.

Having signed in 2009 from Bullard High School in Texas, Moore was originally a dual-threat quarterback. Switching positions made for the 6'2", 202-pound athlete an ideal candidate to fly under the radar. However, now that the 2012 season is almost here, it is time for Moore to step out of the shadows.

The key for Moore is that he's fast. He also understands how to handle the ball from when he was a quarterback. It was those skills that made him the star of the spring Orange-White game.

According to OKState.com, Moore's high school resume included 1,150 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior. That alone shows what the receiver has to give; it just took a little time for the player who had never run routes until Oklahoma State to figure it out.

As Mike Gundy and his team make the effort to win another Big 12 title, Moore will ultimately be a large part of that. He started every game in 2011, giving him the experience needed to be Lunt's primary target in 2012. Without him, the offense won't be quite the same, so Moore will be out to become more than a spring-game sensation.

So if you don't know Charlie Moore as of now, it's time to take note. He is a receiver that will make anyone who sees him play realize he's something special, and that's exactly what Oklahoma State needs.