Moses Moreno

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Moses Moreno
No. 4, 13
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-09-05) September 5, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth: Chula Vista, California
Career information
High school: Castle Park (Chula Vista, California)
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
Debuted in 1998 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 2000 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Passes completed-passes attempted 51-103
Percentage 49.5
TD-INT 1-2
Passing yards 485
Passer rating 58.1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Moses Nathaniel Moreno (born September 5, 1975) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 7th round (232nd overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Colorado State. He attended Castle Park High School, where he became a two-time all-conference selection.[1]

College career[edit]

Moreno played college football at Colorado State for three seasons, and had a career record of 22-8.[1] In 1997, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, passing for 2,257 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions.[2] Moreno also led the Rams to two Holiday Bowls in 1995 and 1997 (in which he was named co-MVP), and ended his career with a school-record 49 touchdown passes.[1][3]

Professional career[edit]

Moreno was drafted in the 7th round (232nd overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 1998 NFL Draft, the final pick by the team in the draft.[4] With the Bears, he started only one game.[5] He joined the San Diego Chargers the following season. In 2000, Moreno replaced an ineffective Ryan Leaf for the Chargers against the Kansas City Chiefs[5] and Miami Dolphins, completing 27 of 53 passes for 241 yards and two interceptions.[1] On October 15, 2000, Moreno was benched after losing two fumbles in three plays against the Buffalo Bills. However, on November 5, Moreno led a 73-yard drive for a go-ahead field goal against the Seattle Seahawks, but Seattle rallied to win 17-15.[6] Moreno suffered a torn labrum[3] and was released by the Chargers on May 19, 2001 to make room for Sam Rogers.[7] He was brought back by San Diego on April 20,[1] but was released May 18.[8] Moreno later tried out for the New York Jets,[9] but was not signed. On September 20, the North County Times reported that Moreno filed a grievance against the Chargers, stating that he was injured at the time of his release. Moreno had surgery for the torn labrum on August 16. Moreno's agent, Peter Schaffer, stated that the Chargers had known of the injury, but not the extent of it.[10] Moreno tried out for the Miami Dolphins in 2002, but was again not signed.[11] In his professional career, he started three games, while playing in six others. He completed 51 of 103 passes for 485 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.[1]

Post-playing career[edit]

Since 2005, Moreno has been project manager at his father's HVAC business Able Heating & Air Conditioning.[3][12] In 2011, Moreno became vice president of operations at Able in addition to project manager.[12]

Moreno became an assistant coach for the football team at San Diego High School in 2008.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Moreno was born in Chula Vista, California and graduated from Castle Park High School of Chula Vista in 1993. Moreno earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Colorado State University in 1998.[12]

His brother, Zeke Moreno, also played in the National Football League as a middle linebacker, and was drafted by the Chargers in the 2001 NFL Draft.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Chargers re-sign Moses Moreno". La Prensa San Diego. 2001-04-20. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Moses Moreno". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  3. ^ a b c d Shanahan, Tom (2008-09-02). "Former Chargers QB Preaches Right Decisions". Voice of San Diego. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  4. ^ "1998 National Football League Draft". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press. "Holy Moses! Moreno Gets Nod". CBS News. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  6. ^ Trotter, Jim. "Moreno provides spark after a confidence crisis". San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on January 21, 2001. 
  7. ^ "LB Rogers to Chargers". Chicago Tribune. 2001-05-19. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  8. ^ "Chargers | Moreno Released". Kffl.com. 2001-05-18. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Jets | Moreno to Work Out Friday". Kffl.com. 2001-05-31. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  10. ^ "Chargers | Moreno Files Grievance". Kffl.com. 2001-09-20. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  11. ^ "Dolphins | Four to Workout". Kffl.com. 2002-02-06. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  12. ^ a b c "Moses Moreno". LinkedIn. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Under the wing of Moses, Zeke Moreno begins journey to make the Charger roster". La Prensa San Diego. 2001-05-11. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  14. ^ "2001 NFL Draft". National Football League. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 

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