Dec. 15, 2000
NEW ORLEANS - Although Tulane's season is over, post-season honors continue to roll in for Green Wave players after a 6-5 season. Friday, Tulane freshman running back Mewelde Moore was named to Football News' national Freshman All-America Team, while three Wave seniors will take part in post-season bowl contests.
Moore, who was also the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, gained 890 yards on 174 carries to record the fourth-best single season rushing total in Tulane history and the most rushing yards by a Green Wave back since 1970. The Baton Rouge native, who missed one game and parts of three others with a high ankle sprain, ranked second in the league in rushing and led the team in all-purpose yards with 1,240 on the year.
Moore was a second team All-C-USA choice and The Sporting News named him a second team Freshman All-American earlier this month.
At the other end of their Tulane careers, seniors Bernard Robertson, Noel Ellis and Tim Carter will represent the school in post-season bowl action. Robertson, an offensive tackle from New Orleans who started 44 games for the Green Wave during his career and was a third-team All-American by Football News, will play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on January 20 at 1 p.m.
Linebacker Noel Ellis will play in both the Kelly Tires Blue-Gray Classic on Christmas Day in Montgomery, Ala. and the Rotary Gridiron Classic, scheduled for January 13 in Orlando, Fla. Cornerback Tim Carter, a native of Tallahassee, will play on the Florida squad in that game while Ellis will suit up for the Team USA All-Stars.