Rahim Moore

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Rahim Moore
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Moore with the Denver Broncos in 2011
No. 23 New York Giants
Position: Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-11) February 11, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Dorsey
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 212
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 22
Interceptions: 10
Player stats at NFL.com

Rahim Shaheed Moore (born February 11, 1990) is an American football free safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years[edit]

Moore attended Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California, where he was teammates with future college teammate, Johnathan Franklin. A four-year letterman in football, Moore played as a defensive back and wide receiver for coach Knox. He was named All-State first-team by Cal-Hi Sports and was a member of Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West squad (No. 4). As a sophomore, he made 99 tackles and had eight interceptions. As a junior, recorded 122 tackles and seven interceptions. As a senior, he recorded 112 tackles, eight interceptions, 10 deflections and three fumble recoveries on defense, helping Dorsey reach City Section semifinals. He also made 15 catches for 339 yards and six scores on offense. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-Star Game.

Moore was also a letterman in track & field. He was a three-time league champ with bests of 50.14 seconds in the 400-meter dash and 22.21 seconds in the 200-meter dash.[1] As a senior, he finished third in the 400-meter event at the CIF L.A. City Section Finals with a time of 50.31 seconds.[2]

Moore was ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the West and in California at safety and was given five stars from Scout.com. He was a PrepStar Dream Team selection. He was also regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2008, Moore started all 12 games for the Bruins at free safety. He finished the season with 60 tackles and three interceptions and was on Rivals.com All-Pac-10 Freshman team.

As a sophomore in 2009, Moore led the nation in interceptions with 10, with the last one at the EagleBank Bowl game.[3] His interception helped the Bruins to a 30–21 victory over the Temple Owls on December 29, 2009. Moore was named to the 2009 All Pac-10 first team along with four other UCLA teammates on December 7. Moore was also named to several All-American teams following the 2009 season.[4]

As a junior, Moore recorded his first interception of the 2010 season against then-No. 23 Houston and helped his team to a 31–13 victory. A week later, Moore's 8 tackles (7 solos) contributed to UCLA's upset of then-No. 7 Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas in front of a stadium-record crowd.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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 202 lb 30 1/4 in 9 5/8 in 4.62 s 1.65 s 2.73 s 3.96 s 6.98 s 35 in 9 ft 7 in 15 reps
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[5][5][6]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Moore was taken 13th in the 2nd round, 45th overall, by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft. Moore made his regular season debut on September 12, 2011 and recorded four solo tackles in the Broncos season-opening 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Moore recorded his first career interception in Denver's week 4 49-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers as he picked off a deflected pass from Matt Flynn.

During the 2012-13 NFL Playoffs, Moore and the Broncos faced the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional round. Denver was leading Baltimore 35-28 with less than a minute left in the game. Baltimore lined up for what was essentially a Hail Mary towards the end zone. Joe Flacco unloaded a bomb to Jacoby Jones up on the right sideline. Moore tried to backpedal to reach Jones but was in a poor position to make a play on the ball and fell over, as Jones walked into the end zone for the game tying touchdown. Baltimore would go on to win the game 38-35 in double overtime and eventually win Super Bowl XLVII.

Houston Texans[edit]

On March 12, 2015, Moore signed a three-year $12 million contract with the Houston Texans.[7][8]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On March 17, 2016, Moore signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. After making the Browns' initial 53-man roster, he was released the following day on September 4, 2016.[9]

New York Giants[edit]

On January 12, 2017, Moore signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants.[10]


  1. ^ http://archive.dyestat.com/statemeet/7track/LA/LGES/Coliseum/01%20Prelim%20Summary.htm
  2. ^ http://crosscountry-07.tripod.com/interest.htm
  3. ^ FBS (Division I-A) Statistics – 2009
  4. ^ http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/moore_rahim00.html
  5. ^ a b "Rahim Moore, DS #1 FS, UCLA". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  6. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Rahim Moore". nfl.com. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  7. ^ Orr, Conor. "Rahim Moore agrees to 3-year, $12M deal with Texans". NFL.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Texans Sign FS Rahim Moore". HoustonTexans.com. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ Alper, Josh (September 4, 2016). "Browns cut Rahim Moore, fifth-round pick Trey Caldwell". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  10. ^ Valentine, Ed (January 12, 2017). "Giants sign safety Rahim Moore to futures contract". BigBlueView.com. 

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