William T. “Willie “Moore, Jr. - 2010

William T. “Willie “Moore, Jr. – Athlete Inductee – Multi-Sport Willie Moore was a 1958 graduate of Savannah High School. Judge Moore was a standout quarterback and defensive back on the football team as well as an exceptional second baseman and center fielder on the baseball team. Judge Moore was recognized as an outstanding football player and baseball player. As a baseball player he was elected to the Georgia High School Association All-State Team in 1958 and was the starting second baseman for the South Team. Judge Moore’s success in high school in both football and baseball caught the attention of many major colleges. He received scholarship offers from schools such as Citadel, Florida State, and Georgia Military College. In 1958, Judge Moore accepted a football scholarship to attend Georgia Military College where he was a varsity letterman at quarterback and defensive back. Judge Moore also played baseball for Georgia Military College where he was team captain and led the team to the 1960 Junior College Conference Championship. That year he led the team in RBI’s, stolen bases, and had a .393 batting average. His two year batting average at Georgia Military College was a .374. He finished his career at Georgia Military with one varsity football letter and two varsity baseball letters. After leaving Georgia Military College, he received scholarship offers to the University of Georgia in both football and baseball. He was two year letterman at UGA. At UGA, he was recognized as the most versatile player on the team starting games as an infielder and outfielder. One year he played second base, third base, short-stop and the outfield. In four years of college he had a .324 batting average. In 2001, he received the University of Georgia Distinguished Letterman’s Award given by the University of Georgia Baseball Letterman’s Club. After his playing career ended, he turned down multiple minor league contract offers to pursue a law degree at the University of Georgia Law School. He started law school after only three years of undergraduate school and was on UGA’s baseball team while attending his first year of law school. Since graduating from law school, he has been a practicing lawyer and federal judge in Savannah beginning in 1964.

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