Moore with the Oakland Raiders in 2011
|No. 17 Cincinnati Bengals|
|Date of birth:||December 9, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Tatum, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Tatum (TX)|
|NFL draft:||2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 148|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Darnius Earl "Denarius" Moore (born December 9, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tennessee. Moore was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Moore attended Tatum High School in Tatum, Texas, where he was a letterman in football, track and basketball. In football, he was coached by Andy Evans. As junior, he totaled 27 receptions for 423 yards and eight touchdowns, while also adding 287 rushing yards with two touchdowns on the ground. As senior, he caught 32 passes for 501 yards and rushed 27 times for more than 200 yards. He was named twice Class 2A Texas sportswriters first-team All-State as a kickoff returner, Second-team Reebok Super Team as a cornerback and was an PrepStar All-America. In basketball, he was the starting point guard, and averaged 20.1 points per game.
Moore also competed in track & field while at Tatum, where he was one of the state's top performers in the hurdling events. He captured two state titles at the 2006 TX State 3A, winning the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 13.73 seconds, and the 300-meter hurdles, with a time of 37.33 seconds. In 2007, he set a new school record in the 110-metres hurdles event by clocking a 13.69 at the TX State 2A OUT, on his way to another state title win. In that same meet, he took gold in the 300-metres hurdles, with a PR of 36.99 seconds, and also earned a second-place finish in the long jump, recording a career-best jump of 7.25 meters. He was also a member of the Tatum 4x400m relay squad.
2011 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0 in||194 lb||33 in||9 1/2 in||4.39 s||1.56 s||2.53 s||4.15 s||6.78 s||36 in||9 ft 10 in||13 reps|
Moore was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 5th round with the (148th pick overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. After a strong Training camp and Preseason, Moore made the Oakland Raiders 53-man Roster.
In just his second career game, Moore exploded against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 of the 2011 NFL Season, making spectacular catches over the course of the game recording 146 yards on 5 catches and scoring a 50-yard touchdown on a pass from Quarterback Jason Campbell while also adding one rush for 25 yards.
In Week 10, Moore had another stellar performance. In the first Thursday Night Game of the 2011 NFL Season, Moore had 5 catches for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. Moore caught touchdown passes of 33 and 24 yards.
As of Week 11 of 2012, Moore is the top receiver for the Raiders with 35 catches for 584 yards and five touchdowns. However, during a three-game losing streak leading up to Week 11, Moore caught only 9 of 25 passes from quarterback Carson Palmer. Those nine catches accounted for 165 yards and one touchdown. In a Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Moore caught only one nine-yard pass out of seven attempted passes.
- "Darnius Moore (track and field bio)". Tennessee Volunteers. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
- "Denarius Moore (football bio)". Tennessee Volunteer. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
- Tafur, Vic (November 23, 2012). "Raiders' Moore, Palmer try to connect". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
- Hanzus, Dan (April 6, 2015). "Denarius Moore signs one-year deal with Bengals". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-04-06.