Lance Moore

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Lance Moore
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Moore at the Saints' Super Bowl victory parade in 2010
No. 16     Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-31) August 31, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Westerville, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Westerville (OH) South
College: Toledo
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2006 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 346
Receiving Yards 4,281
Receiving TDs 38
Stats at NFL.com

Lance Andrew Moore (born August 31, 1983) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Toledo. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He joined the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and played with them for eight seasons. He was a member of the 2009 Super Bowl championship team.

Early years[edit]

Moore attended Westerville South High School (Ohio) and set state high school records for receptions (103) and touchdown catches (24) during his senior year. Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Nick Moore is his younger brother.

College career[edit]

As a receiver for the University of Toledo, Lance Moore compiled 2,776 yards and 25 touchdowns on 222 receptions in 50 career games from 2001 to 2004. He also had 902 kick return yards and 399 punt return yards with two punt returns for touchdown.[1]

In the 2004 Mid-American Conference championship, he caught three of Bruce Gradkowski's four touchdown throws in a victory against Miami University.[2]

Moore was also the only person in Toledo school history to gain over 1,000 yards twice and set a school single season mark with 14 touchdown receptions as a senior. Moore was twice elected as a first-team All-Mid American Conference player.

Moore majored in business at Toledo.

Professional career[edit]

2005 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 182 lb 4.52 s 4.32 s 7.12 s 40 in 9 ft 9 in
All values from NFL Combine

New Orleans Saints[edit]

2005[edit]

Lance Moore was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns on April 29, 2005. He was later released and then signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad.[1]

2006[edit]

Moore was allocated by the New Orleans Saints to NFL Europe, where he played for the Berlin Thunder.

He was on the Saints active roster for 6 games and saw action in four of those games with roles as a returner and wide receiver. He was waived by the team on the 29th of October and then re-signed to the practice squad the following day.

2007[edit]

On October 14, 2007 he got the first opportunity of his professional career to start. He started alongside wide receiver Marques Colston and scored the first touchdown of his career on a 7-yard end around against the Seattle Seahawks with 05:18 remaining in the second quarter.[3]

2008[edit]

Moore started the 2008 season as the Saints number three wide receiver. When number one wide receiver Marques Colston was sidelined with a broken finger, Moore was given more playing opportunity and made his way up to the number two position.

The 2008 NFL season proved to be the best yet for Lance Moore as he made the most of his playing time by starting for an injured Marques Colston and ended the season with 79 receptions, for 928 yards and adding 10 touchdowns.

2009[edit]

Due to an ankle and hamstring injuries, Moore's numbers throughout most of the season have been down from his 2008 breakout season. However, when healthy, he was able to achieve a 6 catch, 78 yard performance against the Giants. In Super Bowl XLIV, he had two receptions for 21 yards in the first half, and a 4th quarter catch for a two-point conversion.

2010[edit]

Due to Reggie Bush being sidelined with an injury, Moore had a breakout performance against the Atlanta Falcons. Moore ended the season with 66 catches for 763 yards and 8 touchdowns.

2011[edit]

In 2011, Moore recorded 627 yards and eight touchdowns.

2012[edit]

In 2012, Moore had the best season of his career with 1,041 yards (a career high) and 6 touchdowns. He finished second on the team in receiving yards.

2013[edit]

Moore's role diminished in 2013 as he struggled with injuries, missing three games and recording only 457 yards and two touchdowns. He became the team's fourth receiving option on the depth chart behind emerging rookie Kenny Stills.

On March 7, 2014, Moore was released by the Saints.[4]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

2014[edit]

On March 21, 2014, Moore signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Year
Team
G
GS
Rec
Yards
AVG
LG
TD
Att
Yards
AVG
LG
TD
2005 NO 0 0 - - - - - - - - - -
2006 NO 4 0 1 10 10.0 10 0 - - - - -
2007 NO 16 4 32 302 9.4 22 2 2 7 3.5 7 1
2008 NO 16 6 79 928 11.7 70 10 0 0 0 0 0
2009 NO 7 0 14 153 10.9 22 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NO 16 1 66 763 11.6 80 8 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NO 14 7 52 627 12.1 47 8 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NO 15 7 65 1,041 16.0 51 6 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NO 13 10 33 384 11.6 30 2 0 0 0 0 0

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