Week 16 Community MVP: Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins Offensive Lineman
By the time Morgan Moses was in the ninth grade, it appeared his career path had already been paved. Dozens of schools, including the University of Virginia, had offered a scholarship to the standout offensive lineman. But there was one problem: his grades.
The success that Moses found on the football field admittedly led him to cut corners off the field when it came to his studies. Thanks to a late push and stint at a prep school, Moses became academically eligible to play at UVa. Since being drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2014, the offensive lineman has vowed to do his part in making sure kids in similar situations were provided the resources and motivation to excel in the classroom.
The latest outreach effort by Moses came on Dec. 29, when the Morgan Moses Foundation announced a unique partnership with The Princeton Review. Through a “Homework Help” program, tutoring services will be offered to hard-working students free of charge, an initiative that helped Moses earn the Week 16 NFLPA Community MVP.
Starting on January 17, the online resources will be made available at unlimited use for 100 students through the organizations’ partnership. High school sophomores and juniors can apply online by answering a few essay questions about why the Morgan Moses Foundation Homework Help will allow them to achieve their college admission goals. The student selected will receive a scholarship valued at $750 for help from real-time tutors.
“It’s no secret that I struggled with academics and the discipline to manage my time growing up,” Moses said. “In partnering with The Princeton Review, we will be providing 100 in-need high school sophomores and juniors in the Richmond and northern Virginia areas with unlimited, top of the line online tutoring resources to build core learning skills.”
This marks the second straight year in which Moses was honored as NFLPA Community MVP. His continued commitment to serving others has been demonstrated in various avenues over the past year, including donating 100 SAT books to students in need throughout Richmond and northern Virginia; visiting a local elementary school in March to speak to a special group of students about dealing with challenging situations at home; and hosting 35 students from marginalized neighborhoods at Redskins Training Camp in August.
“To be honored by the NFL Players Association as a Community MVP for the second time is truly humbling,” said Moses, who earned two degrees from Virginia. “I launched the Morgan Moses Foundation last year to motivate in-need youth through educational activities and to equip them with the knowledge and resources to succeed.