Old Glory DC signed Timothy ‘Mo’ Katz for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old hooker/prop (27 in May) is 6’0″ and 225 lbs. Mo played in the 5th week as a reserve at hooker, as well as for the team during the 2019 exhibition season.
Mo is from Centreville, Virginia. He attended Westfield High School where he lettered in lacrosse and football. He then attended James Madison University from 2012-2016, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.
He began playing rugby while at James Madison with the team winning multiple Cardinal Conference Championships and then the 2015 Keystone Rugby Championship. The team won the 2015 USA National Sevens Division II Championship and advanced to the semifinals in the 2016 Las Vegas Invitational.
Mo was honored as a 2014/2015 USA Rugby Collegiate All-American Honorable Mention and in 2016 represented the Collegiate All-Americans on tour to Queensland, Australia. He also was named as the rugby 15s MVP of the Keystone Rugby Conference. In 2016 the team was Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference Champions and he was an All-Conference selection.
Mo played club rugby for NOVA Rugby Club. He also played representative rugby for the Capital Rugby Union Selects in 2017 against Stars Rugby and in 2019 against USARugby South.
Old Glory DC Comments
Old Glory DC welcomes back Timothy “Mo” Katz, 26-year-old hooker and James Madison University graduate, to the OG squad.
Mo Katz joined Old Glory during the exhibition season campaign in May of 2019. A mobile hooker with a thirst for ball carrying, Katz’s impact during the exhibition matches earned him an invitation to the 2020 squad.
“It’s great to have an original exhibition season member back with us at Old Glory,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “Mo has worked hard at his game, and if it hadn’t been for a pre-season injury, he would have already made his MLR debut. We are excited to see him make an impact on MLR.”
“I’m ecstatic to be part of the Old Glory team moving forward,” said Mo Katz. “As a group, we feel that we have unfinished business and loads of untapped potential. It’s an honor to continue to represent my hometown, and I’m looking forward to making my official OG debut on the pitch.”
Welcome back to OG, Mo Katz!