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33 Days Until Iowa Football: Riley Moss

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Nowhere to go but up for Iowa’s backup corner

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Can Riley Moss rewrite his history?

Riley Moss—Sophomore

Ankeny (Centennial)

6’1”, 191 lbs

2019 Projection: Backup Corner

It was tough sledding early on for Riley Moss. Thrust into starting duty as a true freshman against Minnesota, Moss played OK. Then the Purdue game happened Michael Ojemudia and Matt Hankins suffered injuries. Moss made his fourth career start (many thought it was his first career start; you never know a guy’s name until he screws up). He had a forgettable game. But we all remember it.

So yeah. That wasn’t the best day for our guy.

He had five total starts last year, and finally started putting it together — he had a couple interceptions fall in his lap against Minnesota and he was never woefully out of position as seen above again to the best of my recollection.

Actually he did get smoked one more time in this game, but saved the touchdown!

But, there were still warts.

Anyway, when the new two-deeps dropped last week, Moss was No. 2 RC behind Matt Hankins. I suspect we see a lot more of the former Drake Relay champion and nationally-ranked high school sprinter this year. And I suspect he’ll be better. There’s talk he could see some return duties, which should up the young mans confidence, and hopefully turn him into a solid contributor.