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Haven Moses
No. 25     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-07-27) July 27, 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Buffalo Bills (19681972)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (1969, 1973)
Receptions     448
Receiving yards     8091
Touchdowns     57
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Haven Christopher Moses (born July 27, 1946) is a former professional American football player. He played professionally for fourteen seasons as a wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL).

Moses initially played college football at Los Angeles Harbor College, then transferred to San Diego State University under head coach Don Coryell.[1]

Pro footballEdit

Moses was selected ninth overall in the 1968 NFL/AFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills of the AFL. During his fifth season with the Bills in 1972, he was traded in mid-October to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Dwight Harrison.[2][3] Moses made the AFL All-Star Game in 1969 and the NFL Pro Bowl in 1973. He was a key member of the 1977 team, scoring two touchdowns in the AFC title game on New Year's Day to advance to Super Bowl XII.[4][5][6]

He is on the "Ring of Fame" in Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and was a 1986 inductee to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.[7]

As of 2017's NFL off-season, Haven Moses held at least 2 Broncos franchise records, including:

  • Yds/Rec: career (18.05)
  • Receiving TDs: playoff game (2 on 1978-01-01 OAK)

After footballEdit

In his last four years as a player, in the offseason he worked for Samsonite, the international luggage company headquartered in Denver.[8]

After the 1981 season, Moses retired from the NFL in March at age 35 and went to work for Adolph Coors Company in the community affairs division.[9] He spent fifteen years with Coors, seven with the Archdiocese of Denver, and five with the Denver Health Foundation.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Frei, Terry (July 24, 2009). "Excerpt: Amazing Grace, Haven Moses". Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2009/07/24/excerpt-amazing-grace-haven-moses/. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. Wallace, William N. (October 17, 1972). "Morrall perfectly cast as Griese's substitute". New York Times: p. 51. https://www.nytimes.com/1972/10/17/archives/morrall-perfectly-cast-as-grieses-substitute.html.
  3. "Broncos deal end to Bills". Schenectady Gazette. Associated Press ((New York)): p. 28. October 17, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KWYtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=m4kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5752%2C406373.
  4. Jenkins, Dan (January 9, 1978). "Wholly Moses for Denver". Sports Illustrated: p. 14. https://www.si.com/vault/1978/01/09/822301/wholly-moses-for-denver-haven-moses-two-td-catches-led-denver-past-oakland-for-the-afc-title.
  5. "Denver clips Oakland for AFC title". Deseret News. UPI ((Salt Lake City, Utah)): p. 8B. January 2, 1978. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DSMPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sYUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6394%2C156221.
  6. "It's Dallas and Denver in Super Bowl XII". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. January 2, 1978. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nvYjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zu0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6425%2C1024410.
  7. MHR's Forgotten Broncos -- Haven Moses
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Where are they now: Haven Moses". Denver Broncos. September 30, 2017. https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/where-are-they-now-haven-moses-19476455. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  9. "Bronco veteran calls it quits". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 35. March 17, 1982. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kPlLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4u4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=4032%2C434472.

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