Moriarty, who majored in communication at UW Oshkosh and set several records playing running back for the Titans between 2003 and 2007, will lead the coin toss to start the game against UW-Stevens Point at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium.
“I am extremely honored to be able to come back and be a captain. Not everyone gets the opportunity to do this and for me to be asked is amazing,” said Moriarty. “I am very excited to be able to be back on the field with the players and coaches.”
Of course, Moriarty has many memories from his days on the UW Oshkosh football field. He was part of the UW Oshkosh team that totaled 28 wins and finished third in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) twice.
“I like being able to say I was there when the team was at the ground level helping grow the organization. We changed how things were done and showed that Oshkosh is a true contender and should not be taken lightly,” said Moriarty.
Moriarty finished his collegiate career with 4,496 rushing yards, the third-highest total in WIAC history. In 2007, he received All-America honors after rushing for 1,690 yards and 16 touchdowns.
The UW Oshkosh Titans are indeed true contenders these days. The Titans are 8-0 for the first time in school history. Their latest win, a 41-7 triumph over UW-La Crosse on Oct. 27, grabbed the Titans a piece of their first WIAC title in 36 years.
Moriarty said it’s important for the Titans to stay focused, even while winning.
“Every week they need to go 1-0. The saying when I was playing was ‘the box is empty every day and it is up to you to fill it up,’” said Moriarty. “The Titans need to keep up the hard work and know that it isn’t over until they have the championship.”
Today, the Mequon Homestead High School graduate sells medical equipment throughout the state for Drive Medical. Moriarty and his wife, Nicki, live in Shorewood.