Associated Press first-team Class 6A all-state, first-team all area and first-team all-district last season makes Keller Central’s Noah Moreno one of the premier defenders come this fall.
To go with 44 tackles, Moreno led the playoff bound Chargers with six interceptions and 16 pass break-ups, and is looking for another stat-filling season to close out his high school career.
Last season, the Chargers finished second in District 3-6A and defeated Keller, Fossil Ridge and Timber Creek - the first time they did that in the same season since 2013.
Moreno, who also does track and powerlifting, has been playing since a young age thanks to his dad. He loved the game from the very start and played on his first team as a seven-year-old.
Central’s 100-meter sprinter and 4x100 relay man wants to fulfill his childhood dream and play college football.
What are you most looking forward to for next season?
MORENO: It’s my senior year so this is the last opportunity to enjoy high school football at Keller Central. I love my school and look forward to making my last season a successful one with my Charger teammates....GO CHARGERS!
If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
MORENO: MMA because of the aggressiveness of each fighter. It’s a sport that requires you to know your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, and simply being the strongest will not allow you to succeed.
If you could play any other position, what would it be?
MORENO: Running back
Do you like football or track or powerlifting better - how does one help the other?
MORENO: While football is my favorite, track and powerlifting are important sports to me - particularly considering the positions I play. Track helps me focus on speed and being an explosive player while powerlifting helps keep me strong.
Most memorable moment this past season?
MORENO: My team’s loss to Arlington Bowie in the playoffs. I won’t forget the way my teammates and I felt after - and I’m going to use that to motivate my teammates and myself this coming season.
Career/Major plans in college?
MORENO: I’m interested in diet and nutrition and feel that a career in dietetics would suit me.
What makes you different than any other person when it comes to sports?
MORENO: I work hard and take no days off. I can’t express into words my passion to succeed. At the same time, I expect my teammates to give the same effort. I came to realize the game is as much mental as it is physical. I prepare mentally and physically for each event and game.
Favorite sport to watch?
MORENO: College football
MORENO: Steak and potatoes
MORENO: Texas de Brazil
MORENO: Hunger Games
MORENO: Barry Sanders and Conor McGregor
MORENO: Margot Robbie
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram?
MORENO: Twitter (@noahmmoreno)
MORENO: Cameron Sykes