Eric Moore
Moore in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 92     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-02-28) February 28, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth: Pahokee, Florida
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2005)
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-ACC (2003)
Tackles     45
Sacks     4.0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     2
Pass deflections     1
Stats at

Eric Maurice Moore (born February 28, 1981) is a former American football defensive end. 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 also played for the New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, and Florida Tuskers.

Early years

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.

College career

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.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
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 Giants

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 Saints

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 Rams

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.

Carolina Panthers

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.

Florida Tuskers

Moore was added to the roster of the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on October 4, 2010, and spent the remainder of the 2010 season with the Tuskers.

New England Patriots

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. He was released during final cuts on September 3, 2011.

Virginia Destroyers

Moore was signed by the Virginia Destroyers on October 11, 2011.

New England Patriots

On December 10, 2011, Moore was re-signed by the Patriots. He was released on December 20, 2011.

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