Moorman in the 2011 preseason.
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|Date of birth:||February 5, 1976|
|Place of birth:||Wichita, Kansas|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||174 lb (79 kg)|
|High school:||Sedgwick (KS)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Brian Donald Moorman (born February 5, 1976) is a former American football punter. He played college football for Pittsburg State University, and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1999 and played for the Buffalo Bills from 2001 to 2012, to which he returned after a one-year absence in 2013. He also played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2012. Moorman is a two-time Pro Bowl selection and was voted into the Buffalo Bills' 50th Anniversary Team.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 References
- 5 External links
At Sedgwick High School in Sedgwick, Kansas, Moorman lettered in football, track, and basketball. In track, he was a two-time state hurdle champion and received all-state honors in Football and Baseball.
Moorman became the first four-time All-American football player in Pittsburg State University history. He earned first-team NCAA Division II All-America honors as a punter in each of his final two collegiate seasons (1997–98) after earning honorable mention All-America honors his first two years (1995–96). Moorman still holds the school's career punting record (43.97 ypp) and he was named to PSU's prestigious 100th Anniversary Football Team in 2003.
Track and field
Moorman earned All-America honors on 10 occasions, including three straight NCAA Division II national championships in the 400 meter hurdles (1997–99). He also claimed eight conference individual event titles. Moorman also still holds the Pittsburg State University school record in the 110 meter hurdles (13.81) and ranks second all-time at PSU in the 400m hurdles (49.77).
|55 meter hurdles||7.50||Indianapolis, Indiana||March 5, 1999|
|110 meter hurdles||13.81||Emporia, Kansas||May 29, 1999|
|400 meter hurdles||49.77||Edwardsville, Illinois||May 23, 1998|
Moorman was named to the starting squad of the 2006 Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year.
On July 2, 2007 the Buffalo Bills rewarded Moorman with a 10 million dollar contract extension (through 2012), making him the second-highest paid punter in the league, behind Shane Lechler. Moorman was again an alternate for the Pro Bowl.
In a 34-10 opening day victory over the Seattle Seahawks, Moorman lined up to hold for what looked like a routine Field Goal attempt by placekicker Rian Lindell, but instead took the ball and heaved a 19 yard touchdown strike to defensive end Ryan Denney.
He had a career average of 46.6 yards per punt. He also had a new career high in total yards punting with 4192 yards. AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 7, 2009)
Return to the Buffalo Bills
Following his release from the Bills, he announced his retirement through a letter to the city of Buffalo. As of 2015, he has not ruled out a comeback (he nevertheless does not expect to receive any offers because of his age). He resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
- "Seven Inductees Selected for PSU Athletics Hall of Fame - Pittsburg State University". Pittstate.edu. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
- "Top 50 All-Time Bills, No. 36: P Brian Moorman". buffalorumblings.com. 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Press Coverage | The Buffalo News". Blogs.buffalonews.com. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
- "Source: Brian Moorman to Cowboys". ESPN. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- Mike Wilkening (2013-04-30). "Report: Steelers adding punter Brian Moorman". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
- "Bills reunite with Brian Moorman". Retrieved 2013-10-06.