Foster Moreau

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Foster Moreau
Foster Moreau LSU-UGA 2018 (cropped).jpg
No. 87 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-06) May 6, 1997 (age 23)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Jesuit (New Orleans, Louisiana)
College:LSU
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 137
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receptions:21
Receiving yards:174
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Foster Moreau (born May 6, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the LSU Tigers.

Early years[edit]

Moreau grew up in New Orleans and attended Jesuit High School, where he played high school football. As a senior, he caught 34 passes for 454 yards and six touchdowns as the Blue Jays won the LHSAA Division I state championship. Rated a three-star prospect by 24/7 Sports and a two-star by Rivals.com, Moreau committed to play football at Louisiana State University over offers from Tulane, Mississippi State, Air Force, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, and Louisiana-Lafayette, among others.[1]

College career[edit]

Moreau played four seasons for the LSU Tigers. He played mostly on special teams with the kick return unit and as a blocking tight end in his first two seasons, with no receptions as a freshman and six for 79 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore. Moreau enjoyed his most productive season in his first full year as a starter, catching 24 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns.[2] He entered his senior year on the Mackey Award watchlist, was named team captain and chosen to wear the No. 18 Jersey by the Tigers' coaching staff. In his final season, Moreau caught 22 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns.[3] He finished his collegiate career with 52 receptions for 629 yards and six touchdowns in 49 career games (32 starts). Following the end of his senior season, Moreau was invited to play in the 2019 Senior Bowl, where he impressed NFL scouts in practice and caught one pass for 11 yards in the game.[4]

Professional career[edit]

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 4 18 in
(1.93 m)
253 lb
(115 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.66 s 4.11 s 7.16 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders[edit]

Moreau was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[6] Moreau signed a four-year, $3 million contract with the Raiders on May 2, 2019 that included a $488,484 signing bonus.[7]

Moreau made his NFL debut on September 9, 2019 against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, making two receptions for 20 yards.[8] Moreau scored his first career touchdown, an 18-yard reception, on September 29, 2019 in a 31-24 win against the Indianapolis Colts.[9] He was placed on Injured reserve on December 9, 2019 after suffering a knee injury the day before in a game against the Tennessee Titans. Moreau finished his rookie season with 21 catches for 174 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games played (seven starts).[10] Moreau was named to Pro Football Focus's All-Rookie team.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Rod (December 25, 2014). "Jesuit TE Foster Moreau commits to LSU". The Advocate. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Shipp, Sonny (July 21, 2018). "Foster Moreau named to Mackey Award Watch List". 247Sports.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Froyd, Chrissy (March 24, 2019). "2019 NFL Draft: LSU TE Foster Moreau has been a 'pleasant surprise'". AndTheValleyShook.com. SB Nation. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Miller, Brody (April 27, 2019). "LSU tight end Foster Moreau picked in 4th round by Oakland Raiders". NOLA.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Foster Moreau Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  6. ^ Kubena, Brooks (April 27, 2019). "Former LSU tight end Foster Moreau drafted by Oakland Raiders in fourth round of NFL draft". The Advocate. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  7. ^ Kubena, Brooks (May 2, 2019). "Report: Former LSU TE Foster Moreau signs 4-year, $3M contract with Oakland Raiders". The Advocate. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  8. ^ McDonald, Jerry (September 10, 2019). "Raiders' Josh Jacobs was headliner of rookie contributors, but far from the only one". The Mercury News. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Dixon, Shea (September 29, 2019). "WATCH: Foster Moreau scores first NFL TD". 247Sports.com.
  10. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (December 9, 2019). "Raiders rookie TE Foster Moreau lost to knee injury". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Mosher, Marcus (January 2, 2020). "Raiders RB Josh Jacobs, TE Foster Moreau make PFF's All-Rookie Team". Raiders Wire. USA Today. Retrieved January 11, 2020.

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