Overview
Knowshon Moreno is a running back for the Denver Broncos, who selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Moreno spent his collegiate career at the University of Georgia, where he ran for more than 1,300 yards in each of his two seasons. He chose to forgo his final two years of eligibility with the Bulldogs and enter the draft. Knowshon Moreno is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 208 pounds.
Prep Career
Knowshon Moreno burst on to the scene as a junior at Middletown South High School in Middletown, NJ. In 2004, Moreno ran for 2,030 yards and 37 touchdowns, earning state Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Newark Star-Ledger. His rushing yardage dropped to 1,808 yards as a senior, but Moreno scored 43 touchdowns in 10 games. Moreno was the No. 15-ranked running back and No. 99 overall player in the recruiting class of 2006, according to ESPN's Scouts Inc.
College Career
After redshirting the 2006 season, Knowshon Moreno was one of the best freshmen in the nation in 2007. He carried the ball 20 times for 70 yards in his Georgia debut against Oklahoma State. The next week, against South Carolina, Moreno had his first 100-yard rushing game. He made his first start in Georgia's next game, a 45-16 win against Western Carolina. He ran for 94 yards and his first career touchdown. After being held under 100 yards in each of his next three games, Moreno ran for 157 yards in a win over Vanderbilt. That began a streak of five straight 100-yard games for Moreno. He finished the season with 1,334 yards on 248 carries for 14 touchdowns. He also added 253 receiving yards on 20 receptions.

Moreno was named the SEC's Freshman Offensive Player of the Year for 2007 by The Sporting News, and was an All-SEC first team selection by the AP and SEC Coaches. Moreno ranks No. 2 on Georgia's all-time list and No. 4 on the SEC's all-time list for most yards rushing by a freshman.

Moreno was expected to be a candidate for the Heisman Trophy in 2008, but he got off to a slow start. He was held under 100 yards in three of his first five games, including a loss to Alabama in which he was held to 34 yards, the second-lowest total of his career. Moreno bounced back by running for at least 100 yards in five of his next six games, but was held to 65 yards in a loss to Florida, Georgia's second loss of the season. Moreno finished the regular season with nearly identical stats to his freshman year. He had 1,338 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.

In 2008, Moreno was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award but finished second in the voting to Shonn Greene of Iowa. He was also one of 15 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award.
NFL Career
Moreno was selected in the first round (12th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. After missing the first eight days of training camp, Moreno signed a five-year/$23M contract with $13.125M guaranteed.

Moreno split time in the backfield with Correll Buckhalter, scoring his first career touchdown in Week 3 against Oakland. Moreno finished his rookie season with 947 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns in 16 games.
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