Tom Moore (American football)

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Tom Moore
No. 25, 21
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-07-17) July 17, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth: Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Goodlettsville (TN)
College: Vanderbilt
NFL draft: 1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 2,445
Rush attempts: 660
Rushing TDs: 21
Receptions: 141
Receiving yards: 1,152
Player stats at NFL.com

Tom Moore (born July 17, 1938) is a former professional American football player, a running back in the National Football League for eight seasons, the first six with the Green Bay Packers. He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1962 season and later played for the Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Moore played college football at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on both sides of the ball.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Moore was the fifth overall pick of the 1960 NFL draft, selected by the Green Bay Packers. He was a three-time NFL champion with the Packers in 1961, 1962, and 1965. Moore was selected for the 1962 Pro Bowl & all-pro selection in 1963 and wore jersey number #25 for the Packers. Starting hall of fame halfback Paul Hornung was suspended by league commissioner Pete Rozelle for the 1963 season and Moore saw increased playing time.

Moore was second-leading rusher on team in 1962 (377 yards) and 1963 (658 yards) behind Jim Taylor. He scored a career-high seven rushing touchdowns in 1962 season. Moore gained 2,069 yards on the ground and scored 20 rushing touchdowns and had 71 receptions for 605 yards and seven touchdowns. He played in 78 regular-season games for the Packers.

After six seasons in Green Bay and the addition of Donny Anderson to the roster, Moore was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in April 1966.[2][3][4] He caught 60 passes that season, then a league record for a running back. Moore was traded to the second-year Atlanta Falcons in July 1967, after a request to be closer to his business interests.[5] and retired after the season.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Moore lives with his wife, Carol, in Hendersonville, Tennessee, northeast of Nashville. After 23 years in the real estate business, he retired in 1991.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Moore is work horse halfback of Commodores". Ocala Star-Banner (Florida). Associated Press. November 13, 1958. p. 8. 
  2. ^ "Packers trade Moore to Rams, get young quarterback, lineman". Milwaukee Journal. April 26, 1966. p. 18, part 2. 
  3. ^ Lea, Bud (April 27, 1966). "Lombardi 'deals for future'". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 2, part 2. 
  4. ^ "Tom Moore feels trade great break". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 28, 1966. p. 21. 
  5. ^ "Rams deal Tom Moore to Falcons". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. July 11, 1967. p. 1, part 2. 
  6. ^ Girard, Fred (August 9, 1968). "Aerial attack key to Falcon offense". St. Petersburg Times (Florida). p. 1C. 

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