Avery Moss’ college football journey was rocky at times, but it ended with great news Saturday.
The former Tempe Corona del Sol defensive end was informed he was chosen by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the NFL draft.
Later in the fifth round, Utah offensive lineman J.J. Dielman, a force on Phoenix Desert Vista’s 13-1 2011 state championship team, was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 176th overall pick.
Moss, 6-foot-3, 265 pounds, who graduated from high school as a two-sport standout in 2012, had trouble at Nebraska, where he was charged with indecent exposure. He then was suspended from the school for year for entering a dorm room he wasn’t supposed to be in.
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Working as a car dealership, Moss got a restart in football at Youngstown State, where he reunited with Bo Pelina, the former Nebraska coach. Moss had 11 sacks last season for the Division I-AA school and played in the East-West Shrine Game.
Dielman, 6-5, 309, a redshirt in his first season at Utah, moved from right tackle later in his college career. He started for the Utes on the line his final three seasons, but his senior season was limited to five games because of an injury.