The Joe Moore Award honor the most outstanding offensive line unit in college football. The Foundation for Teamwork and the owners of the award have announced that the 2021 recipients are the offensive line at the University of Michigan.
The Joe Moore Award becomes the first post season college award program to launch a Name Image and Likeness (NIL) program for its recipients. Michigan’s O-line will receive NIL benefits from custom-designed artwork and t-shirts, with portions of the proceeds also going to charity. The limited edition merchandise is designed by Make Your Move, an automated digital on-demand order processing and fulfillment partner. The items are available at gomym.com/collections/joe-moore-award.
The charity beneficiaries for the 2021 season are: The Seal Legacy Foundation which is dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community; and The AthLife Foundation, a national platform works to ensure that deserving kids from our nation’s most challenged, yet promising communities, can achieve in their future careers beyond sport.
Under offensive line coach Sherrone Moore, Michigan’s starting O-line has featured guard/tackle Karsen Barnhart, guard Chuck Filiaga, left tackle Ryan Hayes, tackle Trente Jones, left guard Trevor Keegan, right tackle Andrew Stueber, center Andrew Vastardis, right guard Zak Zinter, and tight end Joel Honigford, a converted O-lineman.
The Joe Moore Award is named after Joe Moore, widely regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in college football history. The award is the only major college football award to honor a group or unit. The award annually recognizes the nation’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit that best display the fundamental and historical aspects of great offensive line play: Toughness, Effort, Teamwork, Consistency, Technique, and Finishing.
The Joe Moore Award trophy, crafted by legendary sports sculptor Jerry McKenna, is the largest trophy in college football, weighing more than 800 pounds, is more than five feet wide and stands nearly seven feet tall. The trophy has been made available to Michigan to display on their campus until the 2022 winner is announced.
Michigan will play the University of Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Dec 31st.