D. J. Moore (wide receiver)

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D. J. Moore
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Moore in 2019
No. 12 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-14) April 14, 1997 (age 23)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Imhotep Institute Charter (Philadelphia)
College:Maryland
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:208
Receiving yards:3,156
Receiving touchdowns:10
Rushing yards:212
Rushing touchdowns:0
Return yards:192
Player stats at NFL.com

Denniston Oliver Moore Jr. (born April 14, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland and was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Moore attended Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he played high school football for the Panthers.[1] He committed to the University of Maryland, College Park to play college football.[2]

College career[edit]

Moore during his time at Maryland, 2015

Moore played at Maryland from 2015 to 2017 under head coaches Randy Edsall, Mike Locksley, and D. J. Durkin.[3] As a freshman, he started 10 of 12 games, recording 25 receptions for 357 yards and three touchdowns.[4] As a sophomore, he started all 13 games and had 41 receptions for 637 yards and six touchdowns. As a junior, he started all 12 games and set a school record with 80 receptions for 1,033 yards and eight touchdowns.[5][6] After his junior season, Moore was named to the First Team All-Big-Ten, and was the Big Ten Receiver of the Year.[7] After the season, Moore made the decision to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

D. J. Moore Receiving Rushing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2015 Maryland Big Ten FR WR 11 25 357 14.3 3 1 9 9.0 0
2016 Maryland Big Ten SO WR 13 41 637 15.5 6 11 55 5.0 0
2017 Maryland Big Ten JR WR 12 80 1,033 12.9 8 5 61 12.2 1
Career Maryland 36 146 2,027 13.9 17 17 125 7.4 1

Professional career[edit]

Moore was invited to the 2018 NFL combine, where he led receivers in the broad jump, and recorded the second best vertical jump. He also ran a 4.43 second 40-yard dash.[10]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
210 lb
(95 kg)
31 58 in
(0.80 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.42 s 1.54 s 2.59 s 4.07 s 6.95 s 39 12 in
(1.00 m)
11 ft 0 in
(3.35 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Draft[11][12]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Moore playing against the Washington Redskins in 2018

2018[edit]

Moore was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round with the 24th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.[13] On June 18, 2018, he signed a four-year deal worth $11.2 million featuring a $6.2 million signing bonus.[14] He made his NFL debut in the Panthers' season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. In the 16–8 victory, he had no targets but did have a three-yard rush to go along with a 15-yard punt return.[15] In the following game, a 31–24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he recorded a 51-yard touchdown reception for his first professional catch.[16] In a Week 11 loss to the Detroit Lions, Moore had a breakout game with seven receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown.[17] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 55 receptions for 788 yards and two touchdowns.[18] He was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team, becoming the second Panthers receiver to claim this award, joining Rae Carruth in 1997.[19]

2019[edit]

Moore in 2019

In Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals, Moore caught one pass for a 52-yard touchdown in the 38–20 win. [20] In Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers, Moore caught nine passes for 120 yards in the 24–16 loss.[21] During Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints, Moore finished with six catches for 126 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns as the Panthers lost 31–34.[22] Overall, in the 2019 season, Moore finished with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.[23]

2020[edit]

In Week 2, Moore recorded eight receptions for 120 receiving yards in a 17–31 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[24] In Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons, Moore recorded four catches for 93 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown reception, during the 23–16 win.[25] In Week 7, he had four receptions for 93 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the 27–24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.[26] In Week 11 against the Detroit Lions, Moore recorded seven catches for 127 yards during the 20–0 win.[27] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Panthers on December 7, 2020,[28] and activated on December 16.[29] In Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers, Moore recorded 6 catches for 131 yards during the 24–16 loss.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Tgt Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018 CAR 16 10 82 55 788 14.3 82 2 13 172 13.2 32 0 4 3
2019 CAR 15 15 135 87 1,175 13.5 52T 4 6 40 6.6 13 0 2 1
2020 CAR 15 15 118 66 1,193 18.1 74 4 2 22 11.0 0 0 0 0
Career 46 40 335 208 3,156 15.2 82 10 21 234 10.6 32 0 6 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallen, Daniel (January 5, 2019). "How Philadelphia's DJ Moore – a 'freak athlete' like Saquon Barkley – became the Big Ten's top receiver at Maryland". PennLive.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Anderson, Chris. "DJ Moore Commits to Maryland". 24/7 Sports. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "D.J. Moore College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Gallen, Daniel (November 24, 2015). "Terps' freshman WR D.J. Moore emerges as spark on offense". Carroll County Times. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Gallen, Daniel (December 19, 2017). "Maryland WR DJ Moore, a Philadelphia native and former Imhotep star, declares for the NFL draft". pennlive. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Juliano, Joe (November 23, 2017). "Imhotep's D.J. Moore has adapted to become top receiver for Maryland". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF).
  8. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (December 19, 2017). "Maryland's D.J. Moore decides to enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Stubbs, Roman (December 19, 2017). "DJ Moore to skip senior season at Maryland for NFL draft". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Katz, Jordan (March 4, 2018). "Former Terp DJ Moore had a great day at the NFL Combine". The Diamondback. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile – D.J. Moore". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Maryland WR D.J. Moore : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Panthers draft D.J. Moore in first round". Panthers.com. April 26, 2018. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Patra, Kevin (June 18, 2018). "Panthers ink first-rounder D.J. Moore to rookie deal". NFL.com. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Panthers' D.J. Moore: Not targeted in debut". CBSSports.com. September 10, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  16. ^ Newberry, Paul (September 16, 2018). "Panthers' Moore has a day to remember _ both good and bad". AP News. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  17. ^ Weaver, Tim (November 18, 2018). "Winners and losers for the Panthers' one-point loss to Lions". USA Today. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "D.J. Moore 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  19. ^ Brandt, Gil (January 23, 2019). "Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley lead 2018 NFL All-Rookie Team". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  20. ^ "Allen throws 4 TDs, Panthers beat Cardinals 38–20". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  21. ^ "Packers' Jones scores 3 TDs in 24–16 win over Carolina". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  22. ^ "Lutz's kick lifts Saints to dramatic 34–31 win over Panthers". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 24, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  23. ^ "D.J. Moore 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  24. ^ "Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – September 20th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  25. ^ "Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons – October 11th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  26. ^ "Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints – October 25th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  27. ^ "Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers - November 22nd, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  28. ^ Gantt, Darin (December 7, 2020). "Panthers place eight players on reserve/COVID list". Panthers.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  29. ^ Bryan, Will (December 16, 2020). "DJ Moore activated from reserve/COVID-19 list". Panthers.com. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  30. ^ "Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers - December 19th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 20, 2020.

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