Manfred Moore
No. 26     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1950-12-22) December 22, 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth: Martinez, California
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 9 / Pick: 216
Debuted in 1974 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1977 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* NFL San Francisco 49ers (1974-1975)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Rushing attempts-yards     20-38
Receptions-yards     9-94
Touchdowns     1
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Manfred Moore (born December 22, 1950 in Martinez, California) is a former professional American football running back and, briefly, rugby league football player of the 1970s.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Moore graduated from San Fernando High School in San Fernando California. He played college football for the University of Southern California.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Moore was a 9th round selection (216th overall) in the 1974 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[1] He would play for the 49ers (1974–1975), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976), the Oakland Raiders (1976 when they won Super Bowl XI), the Minnesota Vikings (1977).[2] Moore, selected by the Buccaneers in the 1976 NFL Expansion Draft, was lucky enough to be picked up by the Super Bowl XI-bound Raiders after being waived by the winless (0-13, at that point) Buccaneers. With Rick Jennings injured and the playoffs about to start, the Raiders needed an extra kick returner as insurance.[3]

Brief rugby league appearance[edit | edit source]

After winning Super Bowl XI with the Oakland Raiders[4] in the United States, he was recruited by Australian New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership team the Newtown Jets in 1977.

Moore had a sensational start at Newtown, scoring the club's first try of the 1977 season.[5] However he lasted only four games in the NSWRFL; receiving a head injury in a match against Penrith which prompted him to return to the National Football League prematurely.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1974 NFL Player Draft". Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  2. "Manfred Moore player page". Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  3. Mizell, Hubert. "Moore: from 0-13 to the Super Bowl". St. Petersburg Times. 29 Dec 1976
  4. "The ex-Bucs who went on to win a ring". Retrieved 2008-05-23.[dead link]
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Centenary of Rugby League (1908-2008). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. pp. 606. ISBN 978-1-4050-3830-0.

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