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Eric Moulds
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Moulds in 2006.
No. 80, 84, 83     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-07-17) July 17, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth: Lucedale, Mississippi
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Debuted in 1996 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 2007 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 1996 2005)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× Pro Bowl (1998, 2000, 2002)
Receptions     764
Receiving yards     9,995
Touchdowns     49
Stats at NFL.com

Eric Shannon Moulds (born July 17, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Mississippi State University. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills 24th overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. In 2009, Moulds was one of three receivers named to the Buffalo Bills 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.[1]

College careerEdit

At Mississippi State University, Moulds caught 117 passes for 2,022 yards (averaging 17.1 per catch). Moulds was the 1994 NCAA Division I-A kickoff return champion with a 32.8 yrds/return average.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Buffalo BillsEdit

Moulds was the Bills' first round draft pick (24th overall) in 1996. For his first two seasons, Moulds was stuck on the depth chart behind receivers Andre Reed and Quinn Early.

Moulds finally had his breakout season in 1998, where set a single-season team record with 1,368 receiving yards, a total that led the AFC and was second in the league.[3] (Moulds also has the Bills' second-highest single-season total, with 1,326 in 2002.) Moulds's 20.4 yards per catch was second in the NFL in 1998.

In his eight seasons as the number one receiver for the Bills (1998-2005), Moulds had 626 receptions for 8,523 yards, an average of 78.25 catches and 1,065 yards per season. Moulds's yardage was 7th-most in the NFL over that span.

In 2002, Moulds became the first player in Bills history to log 100 receptions in a single season.[4]

In the playoffs Moulds had NFL playoff record 240 receiving yards against the Miami Dolphins, though he notably lost a fumble on the Bills' first play, a 65-yard pass from Flutie. Buffalo lost 24-17.[5]

Moulds established himself as one of the premier receivers in football in the late 1990s and early 2000s, amassing 675 career receptions (as of the end of 2005) and being selected to three Pro Bowls (1998, 2000, 2002).

2006 and 2007 seasonsEdit

On April 4, 2006, Moulds was traded to the Houston Texans, in exchange for their fifth round draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. Moulds was released from the Texans after the 2006 season. After his release, Moulds criticized then-Texans quarterback David Carr, saying "[t]he quarterback has to show that he can carry [the team]."

The Tennessee Titans signed Moulds on July 25, 2007,[6] and at the beginning of the season he had earned a starting position. Moulds played in all 16 games in 2007, having the 4th most receptions on his team, 2nd most by wide receivers, with 32 catches for 342 yards. The Titans released Eric Moulds after the 2007 season.

StatsEdit

Career Catches Receiving Yards Receiving TDs Rushing Attempts Rushing Yards Rushing TDs Kick Returns Kick Return Yards Kick Return TD Punt Return Punt Return Yards Punt Return TD
764 9,995 49 29 163 0 96 2,128 1 2 20 0

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