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2015 Big 12 unsung hero: Kansas State LB Charmeachealle Moore

The Big 12 was full of unsung heroes in 2015.

As some players earned headlines and all-conference honors, others too played a critical role in their team’s season. With the aim of recognizing those overshadowed contributors, we are going to take a better look at one unsung hero per Big 12 team over the next week.

Today, we continue the series with Kansas State.

Junior linebacker Charmeachealle Moore

2015 stats: Moore had 55 tackles (47 solo) including 5.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.

Main contribution: Moore really came on during the Wildcats' final four games, when they needed him the most. With K-State needing three straight wins to finish 6-6, Moore emerged as one of the team's best players as K-State defeated Iowa State, Kansas and West Virginia. He had double-digit tackles in three of the final four games. It would have been difficult for K-State to extend its bowl streak without Moore’s excellence down the stretch.

Best performances: Moore had 17 tackles (16 solo) and two sacks against West Virginia. … He had 10 tackles (all solo) and one sack against Iowa State.

Signature moment: Moore’s tackle for loss of West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard on fourth-and-1 in the final minutes of the Wildcats’ 24-23 win over the Mountaineers was an example of his contributions at clutch moments.

Other candidates: Center Dalton Risner, defensive tackle Will Geary, defensive back Donnie Starks.