UVA’s Herman Moore on College Football HOF ballot for third year in a row

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Pro Football History

Virginia All-American wide receiver Herman Moore, who starred under George Welsh during the Cavaliers’ rise to a No. 1 national ranking in 1990, has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for 2025.

Voting is conducted by the National Football Foundation and includes nominations of 77 players and nine coaches from the FBS level. The Hall requires a candidate being a First-Team All-American, which shrinks the pool to approximately 1,500 out of more than 5.7 million who have played college football.

Moore was a consensus First-Team All-American in 1990 and finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting that season. He still holds the NCAA record for highest average gain per reception (22.0) with a minimum of 105 catches.

Moore, who teamed with quarterback Shawn Moore, formed the most lethal passing combo in the nation and led the Cavaliers to a No. 1 national ranking for three weeks late in the season, in addition to a Sugar Bowl berth.

As a result, he was also a First-Team All-ACC receiver who finished his career as Virginia’s all-time leader in receiving yards (2,504) and touchdown catches (27).

Moore went on to a stellar career in the NFL with the Detroit Lions.