|No. 4, 13|
|Date of birth:September 5, 1975|
|Place of birth: Chula Vista, California|
|College: Colorado State|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Chicago Bears ( 1998)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Moses Nathaniel Moreno (born September 5, 1975) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 7th round (232nd overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Colorado State. He attended Castle Park High School, where he became a two-time all-conference selection.
College career[edit | edit source]
Moreno played college football at Colorado State for three seasons, and had a career record of 22-8. In 1997, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, passing for 2,257 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Moreno also led the Rams to two Holiday Bowls in 1995 and 1997 (in which he was named co-MVP), and ended his career with a school-record 49 touchdown passes.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
He joined the San Diego Chargers the following season. In 2000, Moreno replaced an ineffective Ryan Leaf for the Chargers against the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins, completing 27 of 53 passes for 241 yards and two interceptions. On October 15, he was benched after losing two fumbles in three plays against the Buffalo Bills. On November 5, he led a 73-yard drive for a go-ahead field goal against the Seattle Seahawks, but Seattle rallied to win 17–15. Moreno suffered a torn labrum and was released by the Chargers on May 19, 2001 to make room for Sam Rogers, brought back by San Diego on April 20, and released for good on May 18. Moreno later tried out for the New York Jets, but was not signed.
On September 20 of 2001, the North County Times reported that Moreno filed a grievance against the Chargers, stating he was injured at the time of his release. Moreno had had surgery for the torn labrum on August 16. Moreno's agent, Peter Schaffer, said the Chargers had known of the injury, but not the extent of it. Moreno tried out for the Miami Dolphins in 2002, but was again not signed. In his NFL career, he started three games, while playing in six others. He completed 51 of 103 passes for 485 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Post-playing career[edit | edit source]
Since 2005, Moreno has been project manager at his father's HVAC business Able Heating & Air Conditioning. In 2011, Moreno became vice president of operations at Able in addition to project manager.
Moreno began officiating football in 2013 and is currently a member of the San Diego County Football Officials Association.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Moreno was born in Chula Vista, California and graduated from Castle Park High School of Chula Vista in 1993. Moreno earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Colorado State University in 1998.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Chargers re-sign Moses Moreno". La Prensa San Diego. 2001-04-20. http://www.laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/april20/moses.htm. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "Moses Moreno". CNN Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/events/1998/nfldraft/topplayers/267.html. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- Shanahan, Tom (2008-09-02). "Former Chargers QB Preaches Right Decisions". Voice of San Diego. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/opinion/article_a5b4e971-8185-5ea5-b4f9-756d78fb853e.html. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "1998 National Football League Draft". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/story.aspx?story_id=2034. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- Associated Press. "Holy Moses! Moreno Gets Nod". CBS News. http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-400_162-233627.html. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- Trotter, Jim. "Moreno provides spark after a confidence crisis". San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on January 21, 2001. https://web.archive.org/web/20010121112200/http://www.uniontrib.com/sports/chargers/20001106-9999_1s6chnotes.html.
- "LB Rogers to Chargers". Chicago Tribune. 2001-05-19. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-05-19/sports/0105190195_1_indy-tony-stewart-racing. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "Moses Moreno". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141204210815/http://www.kffl.com/player/6732/nfl/news. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- "Moses Moreno". LinkedIn. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/moses-moreno/1b/142/413. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- "Under the wing of Moses, Zeke Moreno begins journey to make the Charger roster". La Prensa San Diego. 2001-05-11. http://www.laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/may11/moses.htm. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "2001 NFL Draft". National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2001&round=round1#round5. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
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