Name: Dustin Moomau
School: Olathe North
Position: Defensive Back
Dustin Moomau, who may have been the best multipurpose athlete of the decade, was the face of the John McCall era at Olathe North. Moomau began his career as the starting safety for Olathe North in 2002 as a sophomore. Moomau came up with seven interceptions that season and helped Olathe North go 12-0 in capturing their sixth state title, and third in a row. As a junior, Moomau started at the safety position again, and also received reps at receiver. He finished the 2003 season with seven interceptions, and helped Olathe North to a 10-3 season and another state championship. His second half interception in the state title game helped Olathe North put the seal on their seventh state championship.
As a senior Moomau started at quarterback and safety for Olathe North. He made 72 tackles and collected five interceptions on defense, but made his biggest mark as a quarterback where he rushed for 1,273 yards and 21 touchdowns, and passed for 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns. Moomau led Olathe North to the state title game in 2004 against Salina South.
Up 14-0, Moomau suffered a knee sprain that sent him to the sidelines. Salina South capitalized on Moomau’s injury by scoring two touchdowns to tie the game at 14 all. The game went to overtime, and Salina South scored a touchdown on their first possession. Without Moomau in the game, Olathe North had little variety offensively. Four straight run plays by Olathe North were all stopped by the Salina South defense, and Olathe North lost the title game 21-14. The 21 point swing would likely not have happened had Moomau not been injured.
Moomau finished his career as Olathe North’s all-time leader in interceptions with 19, gained over 3,000 all-purpose yards, and collected two state championship rings. He was named 5A All-State in 2004 in addition to claiming a spot on the Kansas Top 11 team. In addition to those accolades, Moomau was named the KC Metro Sports Player of the Year and finished second to Chase Coffman for the Simone Award.