April 16, 2002
AUBURN- Auburn running back Casinious Moore has decided to leave the football team due to chronic lower leg injuries dating back to a knee injury suffered in high school. He will remain at Auburn and is scheduled to graduate next year with a degree in Public Administration.
Last season as a sophomore, Moore rushed for 526 on 111 carries and four touchdowns. He scored three touchdowns against Ole Miss on runs of 11, 2 and 36 yards.
"We appreciate Casinious' contributions to our team and program," head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "He's been a big part of our success. He's been through a lot of pain and sacrifice to help us. We're excited that he will earn his degree next year. He will continue to be part of the program and Auburn family."
A native of Anniston, Moore was plagued by hamstring, ankle and knee injuries throughout his career.
"It was a tough, personal decision," Moore said. "I enjoyed my time with the team. But, I think it's in my best interest to leave the team and get healthy and concentrate on school."
Moore finished his career with 587 rushing yards on 134 carries and four touchdowns.