NJ's Super Bowl Hero - My9 New Jersey

NJ's Super Bowl Hero

Posted: Updated:
Middletown, New Jersey (My9NJ) - A local New Jersey football star will be doing big things in the big game this weekend. Knowshon Moreno, former Middletown, New Jersey resident was a state championship football player at Middletown High School South where he broke many records before moving on to the University of Georgia and continuing his career as a starting running back for the Denver Broncos.

Former high school running back coach, Joe Trezza, commemorates Moreno’s compassion and hard work he has for the game.

“He knows that he’s going to outwork everybody. He knows he’s going to go in there and compete. And if he gives his best ya know, things are going to work out for him and it did,” he said.

Moreno will line up as tailback for the Denver Broncos in battling the Seattle Seahawks this weekend and his former coaches and teammates couldn’t be happier for him.

“It couldn’t have happened to a better guy,” Coach Trezza said.

In addition, Trezza conveyed a message from home congratulating Moreno for his feats.

“Congratulations and just enjoy it. You’ve worked so hard for this and we’re all proud of you and have some fun,” he said.

At NFL Media Day Moreno talked about playing the biggest game of his career right here in his home state.

“I’m happy to be playing on the world’s biggest stage, right in my own backyard and after all there’s no better place than New Jersey to learn your high school ball,” Morena explained.

Moreno’s high school team won the state championship three straight years and never lost a game. Although Moreno was successful in high school, he was an athlete who started out his career having periods of being homeless. After being drafted, Moreno blew out his knee and got demoted to the scout team. He may not have been an immediate success story but he did push through all these hardships with his positive attitude and determination.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!
  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • 15-foot snake in Lake Hopatcong

    15-foot snake in Lake Hopatcong

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:31:34 GMT
    The lake is called Lake Hopatcong but some would call it Lake "Hopat-conda"! Recently, there was a fifteen-foot anaconda spotted in the lake by local resident Tony Colantonio. According to Colantonio, the snake was actually harassing him while he was swimming in the lake so he proceeded to sprint out with no harm done."It was straight across, right where the boat is but a little further back. And I just got out of the water and just took off like a bandit!" He said.
    The lake is called Lake Hopatcong but some would call it Lake "Hopat-conda"! Recently, there was a fifteen-foot anaconda spotted in the lake by local resident Tony Colantonio. According to Colantonio, the snake was actually harassing him while he was swimming in the lake so he proceeded to sprint out with no harm done."It was straight across, right where the boat is but a little further back. And I just got out of the water and just took off like a bandit!" He said.
  • Cop Killer’s Widow Speaks Of Warning Signs

    Cop Killer’s Widow Speaks Of Warning Signs

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:17:40 GMT
    Jersey City is still mourning the loss of fallen hero Officer Melvin Santiago after he was killed in a fatal shooting over a week ago. Now more information is coming to light about the man responsible for the rookie cop’s murder, Lawrence Campbell. Campbell’s widow, Angelique Campbell, said there may have been warning signs that her husband was capable of this kind of act and that these signs were actually brought to the attention of the Jersey City Police Department.
    Jersey City is still mourning the loss of fallen hero Officer Melvin Santiago after he was killed in a fatal shooting over a week ago. Now more information is coming to light about the man responsible for the rookie cop’s murder, Lawrence Campbell. Campbell’s widow, Angelique Campbell, said there may have been warning signs that her husband was capable of this kind of act and that these signs were actually brought to the attention of the Jersey City Police Department.
  • Hundreds Rally In Support Of Israel In NJ

    Hundreds Rally In Support Of Israel In NJ

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:15:50 GMT
    The crisis in Israel continues to grow as the Israeli’s defend themselves against Hamas terrorist groups. Yesterday a slew of politicians and hundreds of New Jersey residents showed up to a rally in the Garden State to help support Israel as the conflict with Palestinian terror group Hamas gets even worse. Many people at the rally, like Carol Berman, say they’re concerned about the safety of relatives in Israel and that this conflict hits home.
    The crisis in Israel continues to grow as the Israeli’s defend themselves against Hamas terrorist groups. Yesterday a slew of politicians and hundreds of New Jersey residents showed up to a rally in the Garden State to help support Israel as the conflict with Palestinian terror group Hamas gets even worse. Many people at the rally, like Carol Berman, say they’re concerned about the safety of relatives in Israel and that this conflict hits home.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices