Zeke Moreno

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Zeke Moreno
Date of birth: (1978-10-08) October 8, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Chula Vista, California
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): LB
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
College: Southern California
High school: Castle Park
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Drafted by: San Diego Chargers
As player:
San Diego Chargers
Houston Texans
Philadelphia Eagles
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Toronto Argonauts
Sacramento Mountain Lions
Career highlights and awards
  • UFL 2010 Defensive Player Of The (Week 2)
CFL All-Star: 2007, 2008
CFL East All-Star: 2007, 2008
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Ezekiel Aaron Moreno (born October 8, 1978) is a former professional American football linebacker.

Early years[edit]

Moreno attended Castle Park High School in Chula Vista and was a letterman in football and baseball. In football, as a senior, he led his team to a state championship in 1996. It was actually a "mythical" state championship, because the state of California does not have a state championship.

College career[edit]

Moreno played college football for the University of Southern California's defense from 1998-2000. Known as "Zeke And Destroy" by many USC-faithful, Moreno was a force in the middle of the USC defense.

Professional career[edit]

Moreno was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (139th pick overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played for the Chargers for four years (2001–2004). Moreno was released by the Chargers following the 2004 season and was hampered by injuries while trying to find a home with another team in 2005. He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2007. He was selected as a CFL All-Star in 2007 and 2008.

On September 9, 2008, Moreno was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[1]

On February 19, 2009, Moreno was traded to the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for defensive end Riall Johnson.[2]

On February 21, 2010, Moreno was released by the Argonauts.


-most single season tackles by a Hamilton Tiger-Cat (114)


He married Christina Hernandez in 2002. They have one son Lorenzo "Zo" Ezekial Moreno.

His brother, Moses Moreno, also played in the National Football League as a quarterback.


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