Derek Moye

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Derek Moye
No. 14     Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Rochester, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Rochester (PA) Area
College: Penn State
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2013 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2013
Receptions 2
Receiving yards 20
Receiving TDs 1
Stats at NFL.com

Derek Robert Moye (born August 12, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After playing college football for Penn State, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Early years[edit]

Moye attended Rochester Area High School in Rochester, Pennsylvania. He gained over 3100 rushing and receiving yards combined in his junior and senior seasons and scored 53 touchdowns. He was recruited to Penn State by Tom Bradley and committed in January 2007.[1]

College career[edit]

Moye entered the 2009 season as his first season at the starter's position at wide receiver. Since he redshirted his freshman season, Moye was an academic Junior with Sophomore eligibility. He finished his sophomore eligibility year with 48 receptions for 785 yards. Moye finished his junior year with 53 catches for 885 yards with a 16.7 yards per catch average and 8 touchdowns. For his senior year, he was elected captain and had 40 receptions for 654 yards with 3 touchdowns.

In his career, he had 144 receptions for 2,395 yards and 18 touchdowns. He is the third all-time leading receiver at Penn State.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Moye signed a free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. He was waived on June 12, 2012, and the New Orleans Saints claimed him off waivers on June 13. On November 7, 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers added him to the practice squad. On December 5, 2012, the Steelers released Moye, however, they resigned him to the practice squad on December 12, 2012. The Steelers brought Moye back for the 2013 preseason and he performed well, leading the team with 10 catches and 149 yards. In the 4th and final pre-season game, an errant pass intended for Moye was intercepted by Carolina Panthers defensive back Josh Norman at Carolina's 8-yard line; Moye ran the length of the field and made a spectacular tackle. Some felt this effort and determination in the final preseason game helped him secure the fifth and final WR spot on the 53 man roster.[2]

Moye caught the first touchdown of his professional career in Week 2 of the 2013 season, during Pittsburgh's 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.

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