Old Glory DC re-signed Timothy ‘Mo’ Katz for the 2021Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old hooker/prop (28 in May) is 6’0″ and 225 lbs.
Mo played 6 minutes in 2 matches in the 2021 season but did not play during the pandemic shortened 2020 regular season. He played for Old Glory during the team’s 2019 exhibition season. He also has played rugby for NOVA in both XVs and 7s, when not involved with Old Glory.
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.
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“I’m grateful to keep working with Old Glory to bring a championship to DC,” said Mo Katz. “With a number of critical players returning plus some new talent, we plan to raise our level of play from last season. It will be fun to get back with the boys and start competing. Can’t wait to see our fans under Friday night lights!”
“Mo brings a lot of energy and excitement to Old Glory and we’re excited to have him back for 2022,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “Mo has had a tough run through injury over the last two seasons so it’ll be great to see him play a series of games. He is a dangerous open-field runner and has worked hard on his set-piece.