Corey Moore

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Corey Moore (born March 20, 1980) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) during the early 2000s. He played college football for Virginia Tech, earned All-American honors, and was recognized as the outstanding college defensive player. A third-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins of the NFL.

College career[edit]

In 1999, he won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award.[1] Moore, who was named the 1998 and 1999 Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year, became the first Big East player to win back-to-back defensive accolades. He set a league record with 17 sacks. Moore was also the first unanimous Big East Defensive Player of the Year selection and was a unanimous first-team All-Big East selection. Following the 1999 season, he became Virginia Tech's most honored football player.[2] The senior defensive end earned the Bronko Nagurski Award as college football's defensive player of the year, and won the Lombardi Award as the college football lineman of the year. He was named Football News Defensive Player of the Year, and became just the second Virginia Tech player to be recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American.[3] Moore had 31 sacks during his final two college seasons. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Professional career[edit]

The Buffalo Bills selected Moore in the third round (89th pick overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft, and he played for the Bills for a single season in 2000. He was later released by the Bills, and the Miami Dolphins signed him to a two-year contract.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hokiesports.com/football/jerseys/moore.html
  2. ^ Day 3: Corey Moore was an irreplaceable defender
  3. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 25, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com