Moe Gardner
No. 67     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-08-10) August 10, 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
High School: Cathedral High School
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 4 / Pick: 87
Debuted in 1991 for the Atlanta Falcons
Last played in 1996 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1996
Games played     90
Games started     84
Tackles     420
Sacks     10.0
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     2
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Morris "Moe" Gardner, Jr. (born August 10, 1968) is a former professional American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the Atlanta Falcons (1991–1996). Moe Gardner graduated from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he went on to become a two-time consensus All-American in 1989 and 1990. He was selected as the only active player named to Illinois' All-Century team in 1990 and ranks second in school history in career tackles for loss. He was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year earning the honor in both 1989 and 1990. He was also named as a finalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award. Gardner was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991. 1993 is arguably considered to be his strongest season. That year, he recorded 128 tackles leading the Falcons’ defensive linemen and finishing second overall on the team.


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