Brandon Moore (guard)
Moore in 2011.
|Date of birth:||June 3, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Gary, Indiana|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||Gary (IN) West Side|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career Arena football statistics|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Brandon Lamont Moore (born June 3, 1980) is a former American football guard who spent his 10-year career playing for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2002 after playing college football at the University of Illinois. Moore was to sign with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2013 season but opted to retire.
Moore attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he played defensive tackle. Moore was a starter for the Fighting Illini for three seasons, and was named All-Big Ten in his senior season. Moore graduated from Illinois with a bachelor's degree in English.
New York Jets
Moore signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2002. After spending time with the practice squad and with the Scottish Claymores, as well as with the Carolina Cobras of the Arena Football League, Moore first saw action in 2003, appearing in three games and starting one. Moore started 13 games in 2004, helping running back Curtis Martin lead the NFL in rushing yards.
The Jets released Moore on February 26, 2009; however, he was re-signed the next day on February 27, 2009.
Moore is also known for his role in the infamous Butt fumble game, played on Thanksgiving of 2012, during which then-Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez collided with Moore's backside, dislodging the ball, which was subsequently returned by the Patriots for a touchdown.
- "Jets guard Brandon Moore earns trip to Pro Bowl". nj.com. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- Orr, Conor (November 23, 2012). "Mark Sanchez fumble: Jets players differ on explanation for botched handoff". nj.com (The Star-Ledger). Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Brandon Moore agrees to terms with the Cowboys, then announces retirement.