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What Zack Moss does so well that helps Bills GM feel secure

Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) hands off to running back Zack Moss (2) during the second half of the Utah-BYU football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Moss scored on the play.
Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) hands off to running back Zack Moss (2) during the second half of the Utah-BYU football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Moss scored on the play.
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Sometime later this year, Zack Moss will be handed the football for the first time as a member of the Buffalo Bills. It will be his first NFL carry.

First on the to-do list — don’t fumble.

Ball security is one of the most important attributes for a running back to have and the former Ute possesses that skill.

Moss, Utah’s all-time leading rusher, lost just one fumble last year and lost four in his entire career with the Utes, according to a Buffalo News article.

Bills general manager Brandon Beane liked what he saw from Moss at Utah.

“You like the ball security,” Bean told the Buffalo News.

Moss finished his Ute career with 3,837 rushing yards and 37 touchdowns, going down as one of the all-time Ute greats. He was picked in the third round of the 2020 NFL draft.

“A lot of it is a sense of awareness,” Moss told The Buffalo News. “The people who make you fumble the most are the people you don’t see, so just having a sense of awareness, always having two hands on the ball, bracing for contact, I think those are the most important things. And not being a very loose ball carrier.”