Played safety and running back at Benedictine Military School for coach Danny Britt.
Plays for North Carolina State
• HS Career: Racked up 269 tackles, including 195 solo stops … Also pulled down 11 interceptions … On offense, totaled 683 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions for 237 yards and three more scores.
• Senior Stats: Finished with 74 tackles, 60 solo stops, and three interceptions. Also returned a fumble for a score. On offense, tallied 37 carries for 307 yards and 11 touchdowns. On the receiving end, had 11 catches for 181 yards and two scores. Team advanced to the Georgia 3A state quarterfinals and finished 11-2.
““My biggest asset is my tackling ability; I just don’t miss many tackles.”~Nate Moon
After winning ten or more games a season from 2007 to 2011, including a GHSA-A State Championship, Savannah (Ga.) Savannah Christian managed just one ten win season from 2012 to 2017. In comes first year head coach Baker Woodward who changed the Raiders fortunes with an (11-2) mark and a Region Championship in 2018.
A turn around doesn’t occur without great players that are willing to listen and learn. One of those students of the game was junior two-way standout Nate Moon. Offensively he carried the rock 127 times for 864 yards and 12 touchdowns while catching 20 passes for 386 yards and an additional two scores.
As impressive as his offensive stats were, it was the defensive side of the ball where his opponents felt his impact. Moon tallied a whopping 158 tackles, 19 TFL’s, two sacks, two INT’s, four PBU’s, three FR’s and scored three defensive touchdowns. These are not career statistics but what he accomplished wearing the Raider red and black in 2018.
In nine games as a sophomore Moon recorded 50 tackles, 10 TFL’s, three sacks, one INT, three PBU’s and one FR. This is someone who could easily finish his career with over 300 tackles and 50 TFL’s while going over 1,500-yard rushing barrier.
“He is a tremendous person and a great christian young man,” Woodward said. “He is also a great leader that can be vocal, but he mostly leads through example. Nate is the first in line for drills and is also tops in the classroom. You only have to tell him things one-time. He never forgets and he is a dream player to coach.”