Moore, Rob

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Rob Moore
Rob S. Moore is a former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the New York Jets who played for the team from 1990 until 1994.

Born September 27, 1968 in Hempstead, New York, Moore went to Syracuse where he was a teammate of Rob Carpenter.


NFL Career

As a Jet

Coming out of Syracuse as a supplemental draft pick player in 1990, Moore was considered a very hot property who only got hotter after his workouts for NFL teams. He was over 6-foot-2, over 200 pounds, and in his workout, he ran the 40 in under 4.4 seconds and vertical jumped over 42 inches. Then, he had a great workout catching the ball, prompting many scouts to call him a faster version of the Redskins’ great WR Art Monk, a potential Hall-of-Famer. However, with the Jets he never turned into the great All-Pro type of receiver they thought he’d be. It always seemed like he had a little nagging injury here or there and never quite made the big play when they needed it.

In 1994, despite starting the season with a broken wrist, Moore had his best year as a Jet, with 78 receptions and going over the thousand yard mark and was named to the Pro Bowl. After the season, he was named the team's franchise player. Moore didn't have much to do with new head coach Rich Kotite as his tenure with the Jets ended on the eve of the 1995 NFL Draft, when he was traded to the Phoenix Cardinals. In exchange for the wide receiver, the Jets got the Cardinals' first-round pick (16th overall) in the draft and running back Ron Moore.

After the Jets

Moore didn't do too badly in Arzona, being named to his second Pro Bowl in 1997. The end came when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a preseason game in 2000 and never fully recovered, and was cut in 2002. In five seasons with the Cardinals, he had 322 catches for 5,110 yards and 27 touchdowns. He then signed for the Broncos, was released in August 2002.

Stats as a Jet

    Receiving   Rushing
Season Rec Yds Avg TD Lng Att Yds Avg TD Lng
1990 44 692 15.7 6 69t 2 -4 -2.0 0 4
1991 70 987 14.1 5 53 0 0 0.0 0 0
1992 50 726 14.5 4 48t 1 21 21.0 0 21
1993 64 843 13.2 1 51 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6
1994 78 1010 12.9 6 41t 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3
Total 306 4258 13.9 22 69t 5 8 1.6 0 21
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