Wilbur Moore

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Wilbur Moore
No. 35
Position: Halfback
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1916-04-22)April 22, 1916
Place of birth: Austin, Minnesota
Date of death: August 9, 1965(1965-08-09) (aged 49)
Place of death: Takoma Park, Maryland
Career information
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1939 / Round: 9 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Offensive yards: 2,125
Touchdowns: 24
Interceptions: 13
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Wilbur John Moore (April 22, 1916 – August 9, 1965) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1939 NFL Draft. On August 9, 1965, Moore was shot to death in front of his wife's home in Mitchellville, Maryland. He and Clara Moore had been separated for three months, and had been seen arguing before killed him with a single shot from a .22 caliber revolver.[1]


  1. ^ "Wilbur Moore, Grid Ace, Slain", Chicago Tribune, August 10, 1965, p1

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