Moore at the Saints' Super Bowl victory parade in 2010
|Date of birth:||August 31, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Westerville, Ohio|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Westerville (OH) South|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Lance Andrew Moore (born August 31, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver that played over ten seasons professionally in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Toledo. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Moore joined the New Orleans Saints in 2006 and played with them for eight seasons, and was a member of the 2009 Super Bowl championship team. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions.
Moore attended Westerville South High School (Ohio) and set state high school records for receptions (103) and touchdown catches (24) during his senior year. Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Nick Moore is his younger brother.
As a receiver for the University of Toledo, Lance Moore compiled 2,776 yards and 25 touchdowns on 222 receptions in 50 career games from 2001 to 2004. He also had 902 kick return yards and 399 punt return yards with two punt returns for touchdown.
Moore was also the only person in Toledo school history to gain over 1,000 yards twice and set a school single season mark with 14 touchdown receptions as a senior. Moore was twice elected as a first-team All-Mid American Conference player.
Moore majored in business at Toledo.
2005 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 9 in||182 lb||4.52 s||4.32 s||7.12 s||40 in||9 ft 9 in|
|All values from NFL Combine|
New Orleans Saints
He was on the Saints active roster for 6 games and saw action in four of those games with roles as a returner and wide receiver. He was waived by the team on the 29th of October and then re-signed to the practice squad the following day.
On October 14, 2007 he got the first opportunity of his professional career to start. He started alongside wide receiver Marques Colston and scored the first touchdown of his career on a 7-yard end around against the Seattle Seahawks with 05:18 remaining in the second quarter.
Moore started the 2008 season as the Saints number three wide receiver. When number one wide receiver Marques Colston was sidelined with a broken finger, Moore was given more playing opportunity and made his way up to the number two position.
The 2008 NFL season proved to be the best yet for Lance Moore as he made the most of his playing time by starting for an injured Marques Colston and ended the season with 79 receptions, for 928 yards and adding 10 touchdowns.
Due to an ankle and hamstring injuries, Moore's numbers throughout most of the season have been down from his 2008 breakout season. However, when healthy, he was able to achieve a 6 catch, 78 yard performance against the Giants. In Super Bowl XLIV, he had two receptions for 21 yards in the first half, and a 4th quarter catch for a two-point conversion.
Due to Reggie Bush being sidelined with an injury, Moore had a breakout performance against the Atlanta Falcons in 2010. Moore ended the season with 66 catches for 763 yards and 8 touchdowns. In 2011, Moore recorded 627 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2012, Moore had the best season of his career with 1,041 yards (a career high) and 6 touchdowns. He finished second on the team in receiving yards.
Moore's role diminished in 2013 as he struggled with injuries, missing three games and recording only 457 yards and two touchdowns. He became the team's fourth receiving option on the depth chart behind emerging rookie Kenny Stills. On March 7, 2014, Moore was released by the Saints.
On March 21, 2014, Moore signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was released on March 2, 2015.
On May 12, 2015, Moore signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions. On November 26, during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Moore left with an ankle injury. Moore was later ruled out for Thursday's Week 13 game. Moore finished the season with 29 catches for 337 yards and four touchdowns.
Atlanta Falcons and retirement
On August 5, 2016, Moore signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Three days later, the team announced that Moore had decided to retire from the NFL.
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