|No. 98 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:February 28, 1981|
|Place of birth: Pahokee, Florida|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)|
|College: Florida State|
|NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186|
|Debuted in 2005 for the New York Giants|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Eric Maurice Moore (born February 28, 1981 in Pahokee, Florida) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.
Moore attended Pahokee High School, playing football and basketball. He was a Second-team USA Today All-USA selection and earned All-South accolades by Fox Sports Net. He helped lead his team to the state finals as a junior, recording 123 tackles and 10 sacks.
Moore played college football at Florida State where he played in 41 games, recording 82 tackles and 14 sacks, 30.5 stops for losses, 34 quarterback pressures, four fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and eight pass deflections In 2001, Moore was a reserve defensive end in Florida State's final nine regular season games as a true freshman. He recorded 15 tackles (8 solo) with an 8-yard sack and two stops for losses. He shared playing time at left end in 2002, finishing with 25 tackles (20 solo), three sacks, eleven stops behind the line of scrimmage and nine pressures, despite missing three games after having his appendix removed mid-season. Moore took over right defensive end duties in 2003, earning Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors. He made 25 tackles (21 solo) with 7.5 sacks, 12 stops behind the line of scrimmage and 15 pressures in twelve games. He finished his senior season in 2004 with 17 tackles (8 solo), 2.5 sacks and eight pressures.
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20 ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6-4⅛*||262 *||4.73 **||1.81 *||2.86 *||4.44 **||7.62 *||34½" **||9'00" *||22 *||9 *|
|* represents NFL Combine **represents Florida State Pro Day|
New York GiantsEdit
Moore was selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round (186th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in eight games, recording five tackles. He made his debut against the Minnesota Vikings on November 13, 2005. He was released by the Giants on September 2, 2006.
New Orleans SaintsEdit
Moore was signed by the New Orleans Saints' practice squad on September 4, 2006. He was elevated to the 53-man roster on September 28, 2006, and made four appearances, recording five tackles before being waived on November 7, 2006.
St. Louis RamsEdit
Moore signed with the St. Louis Rams as a free agent on November 14, 2006, and made three appearances with three tackles. After being inactive for the first game of the 2007 season, Moore was waived by the Rams on September 15, 2007. He was re-signed to their practice squad on September 19, 2007, and was elevated to the 53-man roster on November 15, 2007. Moore played in seven games including his career first start against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13. He finished the 2007 season with a career-high nine tackles and his first career sack. In 2008 for the Rams, Moore played in seven games, made 10 tackles and recorded one sack.
He was re-signed by the Rams on March 16, 2009. After spending the 2009 preseason with the Rams, Moore was placed on injured reserve on September 5, 2009, and was released with an injury settlement on September 9, 2009.
Moore signed with the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on November 17, 2009. After finishing the 2009 season on the Panthers' practice squad, he signed a reserved/future contract on January 4, 2010. He was released on September 4, 2010.
New England PatriotsEdit
The New England Patriots signed Moore on December 3, 2010. He was active for the first time in the Patriots' Week 14 win over the Chicago Bears, recording a strip-sack of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in the game. In four games (three starts) with the Patriots in 2010, Moore had 14 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles.