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D. J. Moore
No. 12 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-14) April 14, 1997 (age 22)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Imhotep Institute Charter
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College:Maryland
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:55
Receiving yards:788
Receiving touchdowns:2
Rushing yards:172
Rushing touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Denniston Moore Jr. (born April 14, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland.

Early yearsEdit

Moore attended Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he played high school football for the Panthers.[1] He committed to the University of Maryland, College Park to play college football.[2]

College careerEdit

Moore played at Maryland from 2015 to 2017 under head coaches Randy Edsall, Mike Locksley, and D. J. Durkin.[3] As a freshman, he started 10 of 12 games, recording 25 receptions for 357 yards and three touchdowns.[4] As a sophomore, he started all 13 games and had 41 receptions for 637 yards and six touchdowns. As a junior, he started all 12 games and set a school record with 80 receptions for 1,033 yards and eight touchdowns.[5][6] After his junior season, Moore was named to the First Team All-Big-Ten, and was the Big Ten Receiver of the Year.[7] After the season, Moore made the decision to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

D. J. Moore Receiving Rushing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2015 Maryland Big Ten FR WR 11 25 357 14.3 3 1 9 9.0 0
2016 Maryland Big Ten SO WR 13 41 637 15.5 6 11 55 5.0 0
2017 Maryland Big Ten JR WR 12 80 1,033 12.9 8 5 61 12.2 1
Career Maryland 146 2,027 13.9 17 17 125 7.4 1

Professional careerEdit

Moore was invited to the 2018 NFL combine, where he led receivers in the broad jump, and recorded the second best vertical jump. He also ran a 4.43 second 40-yard dash.[10]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 210 lb31⅝ in9⅝ in 4.42 s 1.54 s 2.59 s 4.07 s 6.95 s 39½ in 11 ft 0 in 15 reps

Carolina Panthers Edit

2018Edit

Moore was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round with the 24th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.[11] On June 18, 2018, he signed a four-year deal worth $11.2 million featuring a $6.2 million signing bonus.[12] He made his NFL debut in the Panthers' season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. In the 16–8 victory, he had no targets but did have a three-yard rush to go along with a 15-yard punt return.[13] In the following game, a 31–24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he recorded a 51-yard touchdown reception for his first professional catch.[14] In a Week 11 loss to the Detroit Lions, Moore had a breakout game with seven receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown.[15] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 55 receptions for 788 yards and two touchdowns.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Tgt Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018CAR 16 10 82 55 788 14.3 82 2 13 172 13.2 32 0 4 3
Total 16 10 82 55 788 14.3 82 2 13 172 13.2 32 0 4 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gallen, Daniel. "How Philadelphia's DJ Moore -- a 'freak athlete' like Saquon Barkley -- became the Big Ten's top receiver at Maryland" (in en-US). PennLive.com. https://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2017/11/how_philadelphias_dj_moore_a_f.html.
  2. "DJ Moore Commits to Maryland". 24/7 Sports. https://247sports.com/college/maryland/Board/67/Contents/DJ-Moore-Commits-to-Maryland-29444578/.
  3. "D.J. Moore College Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/dj-moore-3.html.
  4. Gallen, Daniel (November 24, 2015). "Terps' freshman WR D.J. Moore emerges as spark on offense". Carroll County Times. http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/sports/colleges/maryland/ph-cc-sp-terps-dj-moore-1125-20151124-story.html. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  5. Gallen, Daniel (December 19, 2017). "Maryland WR DJ Moore, a Philadelphia native and former Imhotep star, declares for the NFL draft". pennlive. http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2017/12/maryland_wr_dj_moore_a_philade.html. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  6. Juliano, Joe (November 23, 2017). "Imhotep's D.J. Moore has adapted to become top receiver for Maryland". The Philadelphia Inquirer. http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/colleges/penn_state/dj-moore-imhotep-penn-state-football-wide-receiver-20171123.html. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  7. "2017 Big Ten Individual Award Winners". http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/17fbawards.pdf.
  8. Rittenberg, Adam (December 19, 2017). "Maryland's D.J. Moore decides to enter NFL draft". http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2018/story/_/id/21816326/maryland-terrapins-wr-dj-moore-entering-nfl-draft. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  9. Stubbs, Roman (December 19, 2017). "DJ Moore to skip senior season at Maryland for NFL draft". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/terrapins-insider/wp/2017/12/19/d-j-moore-to-skip-senior-season-at-maryland-for-nfl-draft/. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  10. Katz, Jordan (March 4, 2018). "Former Terp DJ Moore had a great day at the NFL Combine.". The Diamondback. http://www.dbknews.com/2018/03/04/dj-moore-nfl-draft-wide-receiver-combine-maryland-football/. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  11. "Panthers draft D.J. Moore in first round". April 26, 2018. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180427172612/https://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-draft-DJ-Moore-in-first-round/57fc8267-c8ef-4225-8d15-3f033f68bc6b.
  12. Patra, Kevin. "Panthers ink first-rounder D.J. Moore to rookie deal". NFL. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000937639/article/panthers-ink-firstrounder-dj-moore-to-rookie-deal.
  13. "Panthers' D.J. Moore: Not targeted in debut" (in en). CBSSports.com. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/panthers-d-j-moore-not-targeted-in-debut/.
  14. Newberry, Paul. "Panthers' Moore has a day to remember _ both good and bad" (in en-US). AP News. https://www.apnews.com/a519f62e42c64d2892d77623ddddcabf.
  15. "Winners and losers for the Panthers' one-point loss to Lions" (in en-US). USA Today. November 18, 2018. https://pantherswire.usatoday.com/2018/11/18/winners-and-losers-for-the-panthers-one-point-loss-to-lions/.
  16. "D.J. Moore 2018 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MoorD.00.htm.

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