Western Michigan football WR Skyy Moore ready to fly in 40-yard dash

INDIANAPOLIS — Skyy Moore grew up in Pittsburgh, where he played high school football with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s son, Dino.

And if the Western Michigan football receiver is being honest, returning to his hometown and playing for his good friend’s father would make for a pretty cool start to his NFL career.

“It’s a storybook ending if I land with the Steelers,” Moore said Wednesday. “But I’m also open to any other team.”

Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Skyy Moore (24) picks up a first down against the Nevada Wolf Pack during first half action of the Quick Lane Bowl on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Ford Field.

Moore put himself firmly in the Day 2 draft mix with a big junior season for the Broncos and could boost his stock even more with a strong showing at the combine this week, where he is expected to run one of the event’s fastest 40-yard dash times.

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Already, Moore has exceeded just about every expectation outsiders had for him when he signed with the Broncos as a late cornerback recruit three years ago.

A quarterback and defensive back at Pittsburgh’s Shady Side Academy, Moore said he never caught a pass until he changed positions at Western Michigan.

He earned all-Mid-American Conference honors as a true freshman in 2019, when he caught 51 passes for 802 yards and three touchdowns, and after a pandemic-shortened 2020, he erupted for 95 catches and 1,292 yards last year.

At 5 feet 10, he projects primarily as a slot receiver in the NFL.

“In a sense (it all) happened like on accident,” Moore said. “I didn’t have a lot of recruitment coming out of high school. I remember (Western assistant coach Bill) Kenny calling me late in the season. He was saying like, ‘Oh, a scholarship got opened up. Would you still like to come to…


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