Devon Moore came into camp as one of Iowa State’s prized recruits in the 2017 class. His season is now over before it began, as he suffered a torn ACL this week in practice.
Moore was likely to redshirt this season, as the quarterback depth chart is flooded with arms. According to Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, Moore suffered the injury on a non-contact drill. Matt Campbell told the media after practice that Moore was in the hunt to be Iowa State’s backup to Jacob Park.
This is the second season in a row that a Cyclone freshman quarterback tore an ACL. Current backup quarterback Zeb Noland tore his last year — also on a non-contact drill.
With the injury, Noland and Kyle Kempt will now be the primary focus in the battle for the backup quarterback spot. There’s no word on who’s ahead of the other, but it’s something worth keeping an eye on if you’re a depth chart junkie. Kempt completed two passes last season in mop-up duty.
Iowa State opens up the season on September 2nd against Northern Iowa.