Dave Moore (American football)

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Dave Moore
No. 83
Position: Tight End, Long Snapper, Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-11-11) November 11, 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth: Morristown, New Jersey
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 7 / Pick: 191
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 207
Receiving yards: 2,028
Touchdowns: 28
Player stats at NFL.com

David Edward Moore (born November 11, 1969) is a former American football player who played for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Buffalo Bills. Moore played a total 15 years. During his career he was a tight end, fullback, and long snapper. Moore played in his only Pro Bowl in 2007 as long snapper for the NFC. Moore scored one of the first ever touchdowns in Raymond James Stadium, a 44-yard one-handed touchdown reception against the Chicago Bears on 20 September 1998, to inspire a comeback victory. Moore had 28 receiving touchdowns. That equates to one touchdown every 7 passes he caught. To date, Moore is ranked #4 all time for games played by a TE in NFL history with 220 games. Moore retired after attending the Pro Bowl in 2007.

Beginning with the 2007 football season, Moore began working for the Buccaneers Radio Network. He serves as the color analyst (replacing Hardy Nickerson from 2006) and works alongside play-by-play legend Gene Deckerhoff. In 2007, Moore refereed "The MDA Bowl", a charity game, at Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island, New York to help raise money in finding a cure for muscular dystrophy. The game was between the students of the school, who were known as The Buccarunies, and their teachers, who called themselves The Farrell Faculty. The Buccarunies defeated the teachers 6 to 3.

Moore also hosts his own fishing show on SunSports entitled "One Moore Catch" with his wife Annmarie Moore and owns a restaurant "The Island Way Grill" in Clearwater, Florida, with former teammate and close friend FB Mike Alstott. He has also been a coach at a little league team in St. Petersburg, Florida called Azalea Bulldogs. However, he is currently an assistant coach for the Jesuit Tigers, in Tampa.

Early years[edit]

Moore attended Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey and was a letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track.[1] A banner hangs in the RHS gym in his honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Moore profile, National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 24, 2007. "Hometown: Morristown, NJ...Attended Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track… High school All-America as a senior."