Sterling Moore

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Sterling Moore
No. 26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-03) February 3, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Antioch, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Antioch (CA) Deer Valley
College: Southern Methodist
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2015
Tackles: 108
Sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 4
Forced Fumbles: 4
Stats at
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Sterling Moore (born February 3, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for SMU.

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Moore was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011. He was waived on September 3 and re-signed the next day to the practice squad.[1]

New England Patriots[edit]

On October 5, 2011, he was signed by the New England Patriots to their practice squad.[2] On October 15, he was signed to the active roster and made his NFL debut against the New York Jets on November 13, starting every snap at safety for the Patriots.[3]

On December 10, 2011, Moore was released by New England. On December 14, 2011 he was re-signed to the Patriots practice squad and on December 23, 2011 he was promoted to the active roster. On January 1, 2012, in Week 17 of the 2011-12 NFL season, Moore recorded two interceptions against the Buffalo Bills and returning one for a touchdown. Late in the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens, he hit Lee Evans' arm, preventing a potential touchdown. Had Moore not made the play, Evans probably would have caught the ball and sent the Ravens to the Super Bowl.[4] After the incomplete pass, Billy Cundiff missed a game-tying field goal as the Patriots went on to win 23-20, giving him an AFC Championship ring.[5]

On October 31, 2012, he was waived and re-signed to the Patriots practice squad two days later.[6]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On November 30, 2012, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys from the New England Patriots practice squad to replaced an injured Orlando Scandrick.[7] He played in the last five games of the season mostly in passing situations.

Moore was released on August 31, 2013, in favor of rookie fourth round draft choice B.W. Webb.[8] The team brought him back on November 25, to play as the fourth corner in passing situations.[9]

In 2014, after being mostly relegated to a reserve role during his career, he was named the team's nickel back during Orlando Scandrick's suspension and kept the role after Morris Claiborne suffered a season ending knee injury. He played in 16 games (7 starts), registered 49 tackles and led all Cowboys defensive backs with 14 passes defensed.[10]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On March 19, 2015 Moore signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[11]


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