Florida defender Jeremiah Moon announces 2021 plans
Jeremiah Moon has had a change of heart.
In November, the Senior Bowl announced that Moon had accepted an invite into the postseason all-star game for NFL Draft-bound seniors. On Tuesday, however, Moon shared on his Twitter account that he is returning to Florida in 2021:
“The past few years have tested me physically and mentally. Adversity happens in everyone’s journey to success, and that has surely been the case for me. Thank you to everyone that has stuck with me through this process. With that being said, I will be returning to the University of Florida to get my master’s and play one last season with my brothers in orange and blue!”
Moon is taking advantage of the NCAA’s “free COVID year” as all players are allowed to return in 2021 with the same eligibility they had entering the 2020 season. Out of Hoover, Alabama, Moon committed to the Gators back on July 25, 2015, and signed as part of the 2016 recruiting class.
In his five seasons on campus, Moon has played in 38 games for the Gators. In 2016, he played in just two games before suffering a season-ending injury and receiving a medical redshirt. This past season, he was limited to just four games, suffering an injury against Georgia and missing the remainder of the 2020 campaign.
Moon has recorded 102 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks, 3 passes defended and 2 fumble recoveries during his five seasons at UF.