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Tony Moeaki
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Warming up before a game in Denver in November, 2010.
No. 81     Kansas City Chiefs
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-08) June 8, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Wheaton, Illinois
High School: Wheaton (IL) Warrenville South
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Debuted in 2010 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009 First team All-Big Ten (Big Ten coaches)
  • 2008 Second team All-Big Ten (Coaches)
  • 2006 Next Man In Award (Special Teams)
  • 2005 Army All-American Bowl
  • 2004 2nd Team High School All-American (USA Today)
  • 2004 1st Team High School All-American (Riddell)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions     80
Receiving Yards     1,009
Touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony "Tony" Moeaki (born June 8, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He finished his senior season at Iowa with 30 catches for 387 yards and 4 touchdowns. Moeaki was considered one of the top tight end prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.[1]

College career Edit

Statistics
Receiving statistics
Year
<center> Team <center> Rec <center> Yards <center> AVG <center> LG <center> TD
2005Iowa Hawkeyes811214.0360
2006Iowa Hawkeyes1114012.7353
2007Iowa Hawkeyes1417012.1523
2008Iowa Hawkeyes1314411.1481
2009Iowa Hawkeyes3038712.9544
TOTAL7695312.55411

Professional career Edit

2010 season

Moeaki was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He scored his first NFL touchdown in his first NFL game on Monday Night Football on September 13, 2010 on a 2-yard pass from quarterback Matt Cassel against the San Diego Chargers. Following the game against the San Francisco 49ers Moeaki received the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award after he put up 44 receiving yards and a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab.

2011 season

On September 1, 2011, Moeaki was placed on IR after suffering an injury during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, which kept him out of the 2011 NFL season.[2] He was reunited with quarterback Ricky Stanzi in 2011 when the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in the 5th round.

2012 season

Moeaki is expected to share the starting role with Kevin Boss.

Personal life Edit

Tony graduated high school at Wheaton Warrenville South in 2005 and was high school football teammates with fellow Iowa Hawkeye Dace Richardson. In addition to football, Tony competed on the basketball and tennis courts for the Tigers.

Tony Moeaki is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.[3]

Tony Moeaki's father, Sione Moeaki, won a national championship as a member of Brigham Young University Rugby Team and is a Deans assistant at West Chicago Community High School.

In 2010, Moeaki's sister and former BYU basketball player, Keilani Moeaki, married Chicago Bears running back Harvey Unga.[4][5]

Although growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Tony Moeaki is a massive Phoenix Suns fan.[citation needed]

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