CSU scores 3 special teams touchdowns in victory
Sept. 11, 2010
2010 (Senior): The player with the most career starts in a deep backfield entering the fall, worked his way back up the depth chart with a strong August camp...A permanent special-teams captain and one of two primary kick returners, played in all 12 games with one start...Had 104 yards on 27 carries (3.9 avg.) with one TD...Served primarily as a lead blocker on kickoff returns, but still compiled 141 yards on seven of his own returns (20.1 avg.)...At Nevada (Sept. 11), converted a key first down with a 7-yard reception late in the first half...In loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), got the bulk of carries after Raymond Carter (knee) departed in the first quarter; alertly pounced on a Tony Drake fumble on a kickoff return early in the second half...At No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9), set up a fourth-quarter TD with a 13-yard run around left end, dropping his shoulder and punishing the AFA tackler at the Falcons' 5-yard line (CSU scored one play later)...Late in first half of 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), broke two tackles and forced his way into the end zone, his first touchdown since he had two Nov. 21, 2009, at New Mexico, and the fourth TD of his career against the Rebels...In win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), threw a pass - the second attempt of his career - in the third quarter that nearly resulted in a touchdown, but intended receiver Zac Pauga caught the pass barely out of bounds; earlier, lowered his shoulder and got out of bounds on an important first down to extend CSU's field goal drive late in the first half...At SDSU (Nov. 6), converted a key third-and-5 with a 5-yard run, one play before CSU found the end zone and came within one score, 24-19, with less than 3 minutes left...In final home game, vs. BYU (Nov. 13), made his first 2010 start, at RB.
2009 (Junior): Played in 11 games, with eight starts at RB...Averaged 5.2 yards per carry (124-for-650), with a team-leading seven rushing TDs...Also led the Rams in overall TDs with eight, including one through the air (13 catches, 155 yards, 11.9 avg.)...Named in the season's opening week one of five permanent team captains, the only special-teams captain...In resounding career debut as starting RB, a 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6), scored the Rams' only two TDs, his first multi-TD effort as a college player (had previously scored on a kickoff return, fumbled opponent kickoff return, carry and reception, but never more than once in a game)...Scored CSU's first 2009 points, a 1-yard plunge on the Rams' initial series, then caught his first TD pass in two years, a 13-yard reception late in the first quarter to put CSU up 14-0; had a 16-yard scamper that pierced CU territory on a second-quarter FG drive that gave CSU a 17-0 lead, but didn't play after halftime, held out by doctors for precautionary reasons after sustaining a head injury...Suited up for contest vs. Weber State (Sept. 12) but did not play...Returned as a backup RB to help Rams to assertive 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), with 99 yards (on 18 carries, 5.5 avg., one TD); set up his own 1-yard TD with a 10-yard run in the first quarter, diving for the pylon...Later in Wolf Pack contest, had four second-half carries of 10-or-more yards, including an 18-yard burst to set up the Rams' final TD...In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), returned to the lineup for the first time in three weeks, and on a second-quarter TD drive that got the Rams back in the game, caught a 15-yard pass to convert a third down...Later in Cougars contest, had a 16-yard run early in the second half...In bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), converted a fourth down to keep alive a first-quarter TD march; also picked up an important first down on a direct snap, early in the third quarter...In loss at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17), made a stellar one-handed grab late in the first half to give CSU an important first down...In loss to SDSU (Oct. 24), returned to the lineup and racked up 130 rushing yards, his first 100-yard effort, with a TD carry and TD pass; on his first pass as a college player, found FB Zac Pauga for a 23-yard go-ahead score late in the third quarter...Earlier vs. Aztecs on a first-quarter TD drive, had six carries for 27 yards, including a fourth-down conversion and a 6-yard score, in which he muscled himself into the end zone through a pair of SDSU defenders; later set up another TD with a 22-yard run, longest of his career until his 24-yard scamper in the fourth quarter...In loss at UNLV (Nov. 7), scored both Rams TDs and converted a pair of fourth downs in the first half; first, in the first quarter, broke a tackle in the backfield before reeling off a 12-yard run to convert a fourth-and-1, then set up his own TD with a fourth-down run off a direct snap just before halftime...Scored on the next play from 1 yard out, before adding a 2-yard TD in the fourth quarter...In heart-crushing last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), had a bittersweet career-high 177 rushing yards on 27 carries, with two rushing TDs; had a career-long 39-yard run late in the game...Earlier in Lobos contest, set up his own second-quarter score with a 22-yard burst...Started the 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), picking up 36 yards on four carries before departing with injury; gashed the Cowboys with a 26-yard blast in the second quarter, setting up his 1-yard TD (nullified by a chop-block penalty).
2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, playing both on special teams and on offense...Had 122 rushing yards, on 30 carries (4.1 avg.), with two TDs...Also posted 16 catches for 122 yards (7.6 avg.), and returned 16 kickoffs for 381 yards (23.8 avg.) and another TD...Added a fourth TD, returning an opponent's fumbled kickoff return, in Game 5...In season opener vs. Colorado (Aug. 31), returned the first kickoff of his collegiate career for a 90-yard TD, snapping the nation's third-longest team streak of kickoffs without a TD (285); on the play, found a crease in the middle of the field, then out ran three CU pursuers down the far sideline over the last 40 yards before diving for the pylon...Had season highs in carries (7) and yards (27) at Cal (Sept. 27), and produced five first downs, including his first career rushing TD, a 1-yard plunge; also led the team with four receptions...In conference-opening win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), scored the day's final points, recovering a fumble for a TD with no time remaining on a crazy kickoff return, igniting the CSU bench into euphoria; earlier, appeared to have recovered a fumble on another kickoff, when CSU claimed he had stolen the ball from UNLV kickoff returner Michael Johnson at the Rebels' 26, but replays couldn't produce evidence...Had two carries for 9 yards, vs. TCU (Oct. 11) and the nation's No. 1 rushing defense; both attempts were on direct snaps...Caught a career-most five passes at No. 14 Utah (Oct. 18)...In important win at SDSU (Oct. 25), proved himself valuable, catching two timely passes; after converting a third-and-4 late in the first half, set up Kory Sperry's game-winning TD by taking a short pass and streaking down the far sideline for 48 yards late in the third quarter...In tough, 45-42 loss vs. No. 17 BYU (Nov. 1), took a direct snap and scored on a 9-yard run to give CSU a first-quarter lead...Early in win vs. New Mexico (Nov. 15) converted a third down on a game-opening FG drive...In fourth quarter of win at Wyoming (Nov. 22), struck the Cowboys with runs of 8 and 9 yards to advance the Rams' eventual TD drive that put the game away, helping CSU to bowl eligibility...In New Mexico Bowl triumph vs. Fresno State (Dec. 20), saw a 45-yard kickoff return wiped out by a penalty away from the runback.
2007 (Freshman): Had 14 carries for 40 yards (2.9 avg.), and five catches for 46 yards (9.2 avg.), including one TD...Made his college debut in season opener at CU (Sept. 1)...Also played briefly in Week 2 vs. Cal (Sept. 8)...At Houston (Sept. 22), scored his initial career TD on his first collegiate reception, a weaving, 21-yard play that gave CSU an early 14-3 advantage...Took the bulk of the carries at TCU (Sept. 29), with 34 yards on 10 attempts...Underwent mouth surgery during the practice week and did not play at BYU (Nov. 3), but returned at New Mexico (Nov. 10).
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: A two-year starter and letterwinner at Columbus High School in Miami, Fla., led both Dade and Broward counties with 1,534 rushing yards in 2005...Also scored 22 TDs to lead the region...Was runner-up Mr. Florida Football in 2005...Received the Old Spice Red Zone Award, presented to the Top 50 football players in the country by USA Today...Named first-team all-league and all-Dade County in 2005...Played in Dade vs. Broward all-star game as well as the South vs. North Dade all-star contest...Named Dade County MVP in 2005...Helped team to district championship under head coach Chris Merritt...Also attended Palmetto High School in Miami, Fla., for two-and-a-half years...Member of the National Honor Society...Also competed in track.
Personal: Given name John David Mosure...Born Feb. 5, 1988, in Orlando, Fla. ...Son of David and Connie Mosure...Has one sister...In February before the '10 season, devoted a night to prepare food and serve dinner to homeless individuals at the Open Door Mission in Old Town Fort Collins...Helped with organized sports for low-income students at a 2010 summer camp at Lincoln Middle School in Fort Collins...A communication studies major...Hometown: Miami, Fla.