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Lance Moore
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Moore at the Saints' Super Bowl victory parade in 2010
No. 16     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-31) August 31, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Westerville, Ohio
Career information
College: Toledo
Undrafted in 2005
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cleveland Browns ( 2005)*
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XLIV)
Receptions     389
Receiving yards     4,816
Receiving touchdowns     44
Stats at NFL.com

Lance Andrew Moore (born August 31, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver who played over ten seasons professionally in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Toledo. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Moore joined the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and played with them for eight seasons, and was a member of the 2009 Super Bowl championship team. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions.

LifeEdit

Moore attended Westerville South High School (Ohio) and set state high school records for receptions (103) and touchdown catches (24) during his senior year. BC Lions wide receiver Nick Moore is his younger brother.

On March 25, 2017, Moore married girlfriend Kasey Trione. They share two daughters: Graylee Mae (born August 2015) and Nola Rae (born October 2017).

College careerEdit

As a receiver for the University of Toledo, Moore compiled 2,776 yards and 25 touchdowns on 222 receptions in 50 career games from 2001 to 2004. He also had 902 kick return yards and 399 punt return yards with two punt returns for touchdown.[1]

In the 2004 Mid-American Conference championship, he caught three of Bruce Gradkowski's four touchdown throws in a victory against Miami University.[2]

Moore was also the only person in Toledo school history to gain over 1,000 yards twice and set a school single season mark with 14 touchdown receptions as a senior. Moore was twice elected as a first-team All-Mid American Conference player.

Moore majored in business at Toledo.

Professional careerEdit

2005 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 9 in 182 lb 4.52 s 4.32 s 7.12 s 40 in 9 ft 9 in

New Orleans SaintsEdit

2005Edit

Lance Moore was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns on April 29, 2005. He was later released and then signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad.[1]

2006Edit

Moore was allocated by the New Orleans Saints to NFL Europe, where he played for the Berlin Thunder.

He was on the Saints active roster for 6 games and saw action in four of those games with roles as a returner and wide receiver. He was waived by the team on October 29 and then re-signed to the practice squad the following day.

2007Edit

On October 14, 2007, he got the first opportunity of his professional career to start. He started alongside wide receiver Marques Colston and scored the first touchdown of his career on a 7-yard end around against the Seattle Seahawks with 05:18 remaining in the second quarter.[3]

2008Edit

Moore started the 2008 season as the Saints number three wide receiver. When number one wide receiver Marques Colston was sidelined with a broken finger, Moore was given more playing opportunity and made his way up to the number two position.

The 2008 NFL season proved to be the best yet for Lance Moore as he made the most of his playing time by starting for an injured Marques Colston and ended the season with 79 receptions, for 928 yards and adding 10 touchdowns.

2009Edit

Due to an ankle and hamstring injuries, Moore's numbers throughout most of the season have been down from his 2008 breakout season. However, when healthy, he was able to achieve a 6 catch, 78 yard performance in the postseason. Against the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, he had two receptions for 21 yards in the first half, and a 4th quarter catch for a two-point conversion.

2010–2013Edit

Due to Reggie Bush being sidelined with an injury, Moore had a breakout performance against the Atlanta Falcons in 2010. Moore ended the season with 66 catches for 763 yards and 8 touchdowns. In 2011, Moore recorded 627 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2012, Moore had the best season of his career with 1,041 yards (a career-high) and 6 touchdowns. He finished second on the team in receiving yards.

Moore's role diminished in 2013 as he struggled with injuries, missing three games and recording only 457 yards and two touchdowns. He became the team's fourth receiving option on the depth chart behind emerging rookie Kenny Stills. On March 7, 2014, Moore was released by the Saints.[4]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

2014 Edit

On March 21, 2014, Moore signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5] He was released on March 2, 2015.[6]

Detroit LionsEdit

2015 Edit

On May 12, 2015, Moore signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions.[7] On November 26, during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Moore left with an ankle injury.[8] Moore was later ruled out for Thursday's Week 13 game.[9] Moore finished the season with 29 catches for 337 yards and four touchdowns.

Atlanta Falcons and retirementEdit

2016 seasonEdit

On August 5, 2016, Moore signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[10] Three days later, the team announced that Moore had decided to retire from the NFL.[11]

On May 30, 2017, Moore signed a one-day contract to retire as a New Orleans Saint.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Year
<center> Team <center> G <center> GS <center> Rec <center> Yards <center> AVG <center> LG <center> TD <center> Att <center> Yards <center> AVG <center> LG <center> TD
2005 NO 0 0 - - - - - - - - - -
2006 NO 4 0 1 10 10.0 10 0 - - - - -
2007 NO 16 4 32 302 9.4 22 2 2 7 3.5 7 1
2008 NO 16 6 79 928 11.7 70 10 0 0 0 0 0
2009 NO 7 0 14 153 10.9 22 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NO 16 1 66 763 11.6 80 8 0 0 0 28
2011 NO 14 7 52 627 12.1 47 8 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NO 15 7 65 1,041 16.0 51 6 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NO 13 5 37 457 12.4 44 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 PIT 14 2 14 198 14.1 29 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 DET 14 8 29 337 11.6 42 4 0 0 0 0 0
Career -- 115 32 360 4,479 12.4 80 44 2 7 3.5 7 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lance Moore player profile". August 27, 2010. http://www.neworleanssaints.com/team/roster/Lance-Moore/c2da432f-e38b-4f60-a8c2-fe2dbbd60b4e.
  2. Lage, Larry (October 21, 2007). "Toledo tosses way past Miami (Ohio) for MAC title". USATODAY. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/games/2004-12-02-mac-title-game_x.htm.
  3. Allee-Walsh, Brian (October 21, 2007). "Briefs". Archived from the original on October 19, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071019224801/http://www.nola.com/saints/t-p/index.ssf?%2Fbase%2Fsports-3%2F1192603066244350.xml&coll=1.
  4. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10567665/lance-moore-released-new-orleans-saints
  5. Darin Gantt, "Steelers land Lance Moore with two-year deal", Profootballtalk.com, March 21, 2014.
  6. Wesseling, Chris (March 2, 2015). "Lance Moore released by Pittsburgh Steelers". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000475844/article/lance-moore-released-by-pittsburgh-steelers. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  7. Twentyman, Tim. "Lions sign veteran WR Lance Moore". DetroitLions.com. http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/TWENTYMAN-Lions-sign-veteran-WR-Lance-Moore/f2748027-31db-4708-ac91-782a0cc1cfc3/. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  8. "Injury update: Glover Quin in boot, Lance Moore in crutches, Larry Warford going through concussion protocol". http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2015/11/28/9810532/injury-update-glover-quin-in-boot-lance-moore-in-crutches-warford-concussion. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  9. "Lions' Lance Moore: Ruled out for Thursday's contest - CBSSports.com". http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/lions-lance-moore-ruled-out-for-thursdays-contest/. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  10. Bergman, Jeremy (August 5, 2016). "Lance Moore signs with Atlanta Falcons". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000680777/article/lance-moore-signs-with-atlanta-falcons. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  11. Sessler, Marc (August 8, 2016). "Veteran receiver Lance Moore announces retirement". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000681558/article/veteran-receiver-lance-moore-announces-retirement. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  12. "WR Lance Moore Signs Contract with Saints and Announces His Retirement". May 30, 2017. http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/WR-Lance-Moore-Signs-Contract-with-Saints-and-Announces-His-Retirement/b051e85c-fc2d-4059-9f60-7f91671d3a5c.

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