A Lil Positivity: TCU Player Caylin Moore Overcomes Poverty To Become Rhodes Scholar

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Caylin Moore Overcomes Poverty To Become Rhodes Scholar

Texas Christian University player Caylin Moore overcame a life of poverty and abuse to become a Rhodes Scholar.

The 22-year-old athlete was raised by his mother in a crime-ridden neighborhood of Carson, California. Moore’s dad who was abusive his entire life and was even arrested for the murder of his then-girlfriend and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.

Future Rhodes scholar. It won't make sense on paper 📝…🙏🏿

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Moore achieved through football while attending TCU and pursuing mathematics and sociology where he carries a 3.9 GPA. The baller recently went through the intensive process of becoming a Rhodes Scholar, beating out over 2,500 students worldwide to study for two years at Oxford University in England reports TCU 360:

The Rhodes Scholarship will allow Moore to pursue a master’s in public policy.

Long-term he wants to turn his organization, S.P.A.R.K., (Strong Players Are Reaching Kids) into a national organization so different colleges and conferences will have similar programs. But, ultimately he wants to work in education policy. He said he’s considered working as a state representative, a congressional representative or the mayor of Los Angeles.

“Whatever it is that God is calling me to be, that’s what I’ll do,” Moore said.

3.9 College GPA. They told me "just get a job out of highschool, college is not for everybody."

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You can aspire to do anything in this life!

Caylin Louis Moore, Rhodes Scholar 2017. It won't make sense on paper

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Rhodes Scholar aside, Moore is a 2011 Children’s Defense Fund Beat the Odds honoree, 2014 Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship awardee and recent Rangel Scholarship recipient. Salute this young star for beating the odds!


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