Damontre Moore

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Damontre Moore
No. 98     New York Giants
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-11) September 11, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: DeSoto, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Rowlett (TX)
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Debuted in 2013 for the New York Giants
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2014
Tackles 40
Quarterback sacks 5.5
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Damontre Moore (born September 11, 1992) is an American football defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Moore played college football for Texas A&M University and earned All-American honors. The New York Giants picked him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Moore was born in DeSoto, Texas. He attended Rowlett High School in Rowlett, Texas, where he played for the Rowlett Eagles high school football team. As a senior he had 66 tackles and six quarterback sacks.

College career[edit]

Moore attended Texas A&M University, where he played for the Texas A&M Aggies football team from 2010 to 2012. As a backup linebacker as a freshman in 2010, he recorded 40 tackles, 5.5 quarterback sacks and an interception. As a first-year starter as a sophomore in 2011, he had 72 tackles and 8.5 sacks. As a junior in 2012, he was a consensus first-team All-American and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection after recording 85 tackles and 12.5 sacks.[1] Over three seasons, he compiled 26.5 sacks, which ranks sixth in school history.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 250 lb 34 3/4 in 10 1/4 in 4.95 s 1.72 s 2.82 s 4.33 s 7.08 s 35 1/2 in 10 ft 2 in 12 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[3][4]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Moore was initially projected to be a top ten draft pick at the end of the 2012 season. One of his strengths was his versatility while playing in Texas A&M. Where he played as 3-4 outside linebacker in his first two seasons and tallied a total of 14 sacks in that time span. In 2012 as the starting defensive end he exploded with 12.5 sacks. Despite his previous accomplishments, his status as a top ten pick was damaged because of his poor performance at the NFL Combine, where he had only 12 reps in the bench press (lowest among defensive linemen) and a 4.95 time in the 40-yard dash.[5] He was projected by many draft analysts to go in the late first or early second round; however, he slid down the draft board and was eventually chosen by the New York Giants in the third round, with the 81st overall pick.

New York Giants[edit]

Though some teams viewed Moore as a 3–4 outside linebacker, the Giants selected him as a 4–3 defensive end.[6] He saw action in 15 games during the regular season, during which time he recorded 11 tackles and 1 forced fumble. The latter occurred during a Monday Night Football game against the Vikings when Moore stripped the ball while playing kickoff coverage. [7]

Moore recorded his first career sack during his second season on September 25, 2014 against the Washington Redskins.[8]

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