Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
Week 5 Result: 44-51 L at No. 5/5 Georgia
Week 5 Stats: 6 tackles, 1 interception, 35 interception return yards, 35.0 yards per interception return, 1 interception return touchdown, 1 pass defended
You could argue Byron Moore should not have made this list, but considering the situation in which Moore got an interception return touchdown, he is certainly worthy.
Moore tied the game at 7-7 in the first quarter of what turned out to be an excellent first half between Tennessee and Georgia. The Volunteers were visiting the No. 5 team in the country, and a victory would have surely catapulted them back into the Top 25.
In addition, head coach Derek Dooley might have been fighting to keep his job. (I believe Dooley should not be on the hot seat just yet, but I digress).
Of course, Tennessee lost, crushing hopes of returning to the Top 25 and keeping Dooley on the hot seat. Returning an interception for a touchdown in a big spot, on the road, against a Top-5 team that features arguably the best quarterback in the SEC—that still means something to me.
With that said, Moore is here over other defensive backs with more eye-popping statistics.