Rahim Moore
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Moore with the Denver Broncos in 2011
Free agent
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1990-02-11) February 11, 1990 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Susan Miller Dorsey
(Los Angeles, California)
College:UCLA
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
*Denver Broncos ( 2011 2014)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
*2008 All-Pac-10 Freshman Team
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:212
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:3
Pass deflections:22
Interceptions:9
Player stats at NFL.com

Rahim Shaheed Moore (born February 11, 1990) is an American football free safety who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Moore attended Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was teammates with future college teammate, Johnathan Franklin. A four-year letterman in football, Moore played as a defensive back and wide receiver for coach Knox. He was named All-State first-team by Cal-Hi Sports and was a member of Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West squad (No. 4). As a sophomore, he made 99 tackles and had eight interceptions. As a junior, recorded 122 tackles and seven interceptions. As a senior, he recorded 112 tackles, eight interceptions, 10 deflections and three fumble recoveries on defense, helping Dorsey reach City Section semifinals. He also made 15 catches for 339 yards and six scores on offense. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-Star Game.

Moore was also a letterman in track & field. He was a three-time league champ with bests of 50.14 seconds in the 400-meter dash and 22.21 seconds in the 200-meter dash.[1] As a senior, he finished third in the 400-meter event at the CIF L.A. City Section Finals with a time of 50.31 seconds.[2]

Moore was ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the West and in California at safety and was given five stars from Scout.com. He was a PrepStar Dream Team selection. He was also regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.

College career[edit | edit source]

As a freshman in 2008, Moore started all 12 games for the Bruins at free safety. He finished the season with 60 tackles and three interceptions and was on Rivals.com All-Pac-10 Freshman team.

As a sophomore in 2009, Moore led the nation in interceptions with 10, with the last one at the EagleBank Bowl game.[3] His interception helped the Bruins to a 30–21 victory over the Temple Owls on December 29, 2009. Moore was named to the 2009 All Pac-10 first team along with four other UCLA teammates on December 7. Moore was also named to several All-American teams following the 2009 season.[4]

As a junior, Moore recorded his first interception of the 2010 season against then-No. 23 Houston and helped his team to a 31–13 victory. A week later, Moore's 8 tackles (7 solos) contributed to UCLA's upset of then-No. 7 Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas; there was a stadium-record crowd.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 in 202 lb 4.62 s 1.65 s 2.73 s 3.96 s 6.98 s 35 in 9 ft 7 in 15 rep

Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

The Denver Broncos selected Moore in the second round (45th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.[7] Moore made his regular season debut on September 12, 2011 and recorded four solo tackles in the Broncos season-opening 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Moore recorded his first career interception in Denver's week 4 49-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers as he picked off a deflected pass from Matt Flynn.

During the 2012-13 NFL Playoffs, Moore lost favor with Broncos management and fans due to a key gaffe during the Broncos game against the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional round. Denver was leading Baltimore 35-28 with less than a minute left in the game. Baltimore lined up for what was essentially a Hail Mary towards the end zone. Joe Flacco unloaded a bomb to Jacoby Jones up on the right sideline. Moore was well-positioned to make an easy play on the ball but misjudged the trajectory and fell over, as the pass was completed Jones walked into the end zone for the game-tying touchdown. Baltimore would go on to win the game 38-35 in double overtime and eventually win Super Bowl XLVII.

Houston Texans[edit | edit source]

On March 12, 2015, Moore signed a three-year $12 million contract with the Houston Texans.[8][9]

Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

On March 17, 2016, Moore signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. After making the Browns' initial 53-man roster, he was released the following day on September 4, 2016.[10]

New York Giants[edit | edit source]

On January 12, 2017, Moore signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants.[11] He was released by the Giants on May 25, 2017.[12]

Arizona Hotshots[edit | edit source]

On November 9, 2018, Moore signed with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) for the 2019 season.[13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://archive.dyestat.com/statemeet/7track/LA/LGES/Coliseum/01%20Prelim%20Summary.htm
  2. "400 meter Dash Champs". http://crosscountry-07.tripod.com/interest.htm.
  3. "2017 NCAA College Football Stats - ESPN". http://espn.go.com/college-football/statistics.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120308170230/http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/moore_rahim00.html. Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Rahim Moore, DS #1 FS, UCLA". nfldraftscout.com. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=83779&draftyear=2011&genpos=FS. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  6. "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Rahim Moore". nfl.com. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/rahim-moore?id=2495503. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  7. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2011/draft.htm.
  8. Orr, Conor. "Rahim Moore agrees to 3-year, $12M deal with Texans". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000478606/article/rahim-moore-agrees-to-3year-12m-deal-with-texans. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  9. "Texans Sign FS Rahim Moore". HoustonTexans.com. March 12, 2015. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-Sign-FS-Rahim-Moore/28926997-222e-4b34-b093-4ddb9813a1f8. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  10. Alper, Josh (September 4, 2016). "Browns cut Rahim Moore, fifth-round pick Trey Caldwell". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/04/browns-cut-rahim-moore-fifth-round-pick-trey-caldwell/. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  11. Valentine, Ed (January 12, 2017). "Giants sign safety Rahim Moore to futures contract". http://www.bigblueview.com/2017/1/12/14257574/ny-giants-roster-moves-rahim-moore-futures-contract-texans-broncos.
  12. Eisen, Michael (May 25, 2017). "Giants add defensive depth with DE Devin Taylor, Safety Duke Ihenacho". http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-add-defensive-depth-with-DE-Devin-Taylor-Safety-Duke-Ihenacho/a624f1c7-d2bd-4f3d-ab65-2b12b4fa639d.
  13. "32 Players Sign New Contracts with the Alliance". November 9, 2018. https://aaf.com/32-players-sign-new-contracts-with-the-alliance/. Retrieved November 9, 2018.

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