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Former Boise State wide receiver Kirby Moore hired as Fresno State assistant

Kirby Moore, seen here in 2013 against Air Force as a Boise State wide receiver, was named the receivers coach at Fresno State on Tuesday.
Kirby Moore, seen here in 2013 against Air Force as a Boise State wide receiver, was named the receivers coach at Fresno State on Tuesday.

Just three years after finishing his playing career at Boise State, former Bronco wide receiver Kirby Moore has been hired as a full-time Football Bowl Subdivision assistant coach.

Moore was named the receivers coach at Fresno State on Tuesday after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant at Washington under former Boise State coach Chris Petersen. Moore was the receivers coach at the College of Idaho in 2014.

At Boise State, Moore had 115 catches for 1,137 yards with six touchdowns in 2009 and 2011-13. Moore is the younger brother of the Broncos’ legendary quarterback, Kellen Moore, currently on injured reserve with the Dallas Cowboys. The Moores’ father, Tom, was a long-time high school coach.

Fresno State’s new head coach, Jeff Tedford, worked alongside Moore with the Huskies as an offensive consultant this year. Moore was one of six staff additions announced Tuesday. Another has Boise State ties: director of football operations Brian Wilkinson worked in the same capacity with the Broncos in 2014 and 2015.

The Mountain West schedule for next season has not been set, but Boise State with the rotation of facing West Division teams, the Broncos will play Fresno State in a conference matchup, likely on the road.

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Three quick Boise State-related notes:

The Broncos will wear their road uniforms in Dec. 27’s Cactus Bowl. In their three times at the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, they also wore their white jerseys.

ESPN’s announcing team for the bowl game will be Rece Davis (play-by-play), Joey Galloway and David Pollack (analysts) and Molly McGrath (sideline).

Former Boise State safety Jeron Johnson has re-joined the Seattle Seahawks. An undrafted free agent in 2011, he played for the Seahawks for four seasons until 2014, spent 2015 in Washington and was released by Kansas City just prior to this season.

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