AOTW: Bud Moyer, senior football player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Sept. 15 – Sept. 21 Why Bud Moyer was selected: Moyer was instrumental in Wilkes’ 30-27 double overtime victory against Lebanon Valley, recording two interceptions – including the game winner – 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass break up to earn the MAC Defensive Player of the Week.


Kirsten Peters

Male Athlete of the Week: Bud Moyer

Name: Bud Moyer

Year: Senior

Major: History

Minor: Secondary Education

Hometown: Tamaqua, Pa.

High School: Tamaqua Area HS

Position: Linebacker


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

My decision to come to Wilkes was a combination of education and sports. I felt like Wilkes offered the best of both worlds in comparison to other universities. 


Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

My plans are to become a high school history teacher and potentially coach football. 


Favorite building on campus?

The library. It’s probably the only building where you can be left alone to get your work done without distractions. 


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Our goal is to go 1-0 every week. Ultimately, winning the MAC championship is something we all want to do, and we believe we can do it. 


When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing when I was about six years old. I believe my dad is the first person to really introduce me to the sport.


Favorite thing to do during practice?

Run 110’s.


If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I hope the football program can keep developing a winning culture. I think the past two years, we have really taken some steps in the right direction. I hope that continues to develop once I’m gone. 


Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

I like to play a lot of video games and hang out with my cat, Gelato.


Most influential person(s) in your life?

I would say my dad. He’s always been there pushing me to do my best in both academics and in sports, and I think that’s what has driven me to a lot of my success. 


If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

Marquis de Lafayette. I’m currently doing a research paper about his involvement in the American and French Revolutions, so it would save me a lot of time.


Favorite Professor?

Dr. Kuiken. He’s extremely relatable and makes a conscientious effort to really get to know all of his students on a personal level. He also goes above and beyond to help us with whatever we need.


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

The BLT wrap from Which Wich is always a solid choice. 


What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

Being a Colonel is to always give 100 percent in whatever you do. It’s one of the most important points of emphasis we make on the football team.


Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Chris Vlasich and Gelato.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor