Manfred Moore

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Manfred Moore
No. 26
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1950-12-22) December 22, 1950 (age 63)
Place of birth: Martinez, California
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 9 / Pick: 216
Debuted in 1974
Last played in 1977
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards 20-38
Receptions-yards 9-94
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Manfred Moore (born December 22, 1950 in Martinez, California) is a former professional American football running back and, briefly, rugby league football player of the 1970s.

Early years[edit]

Moore graduated from San Fernando High School in San Fernando California. He played college football for the University of Southern California.

Professional career[edit]

Moore was a 9th round selection (216th overall) in the 1974 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[1] He would play for the 49ers (1974–1975), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976), the Oakland Raiders (1976 when they won Super Bowl XI), the Minnesota Vikings (1977).[2] Moore, selected by the Buccaneers in the 1976 NFL Expansion Draft, was lucky enough to be picked up by the Super Bowl XI-bound Raiders after being waived by the winless (0-13, at that point) Buccaneers. With Rick Jennings injured and the playoffs about to start, the Raiders needed an extra kick returner as insurance.[3]

Brief rugby league appearance[edit]

After winning Super Bowl XI with the Oakland Raiders[4] in the United States, Moore was recruited by Australian New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership team the Newtown Jets in 1977. He had a sensational start at Newtown, scoring the club's first try of the 1977 season.[5] However he lasted only four games in the NSWRFL; receiving a head injury in a match against Penrith which prompted him to return to the National Football League prematurely.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 NFL Player Draft". databasefootball.com. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Manfred Moore player page". databasefootball.com. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  3. ^ Mizell, Hubert. "Moore: from 0-13 to the Super Bowl". St. Petersburg Times. 29 Dec 1976
  4. ^ "The ex-Bucs who went on to win a ring". bucpower.com. Retrieved 2008-05-23. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Ian Heads and David Middleton. A Centenary of Rugby League (1908-2008). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. p. 606. ISBN 978-1-4050-3830-0. 

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