Brandon Moore (guard)
Brandon Lamont Moore (born June 3, 1980) is a former American football guard who spent his 10-year career playing for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2002 after playing college football at the University of Illinois. Moore was to sign with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2013 season but opted to retire.
Moore in 2011.
|Born:||June 3, 1980|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||305 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||Gary (IN) West Side|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Moore attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where he played defensive tackle. Moore was a starter for the Fighting Illini for three seasons, and was named All-Big Ten in his senior season. Moore graduated from Illinois with a bachelor's degree in English.
New York JetsEdit
Moore signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on April 26, 2002. After spending time with the practice squad and with the Scottish Claymores, as well as with the Carolina Cobras of the Arena Football League, Moore first saw action in 2003, appearing in three games and starting one. Moore started 13 games in 2004, helping running back Curtis Martin lead the NFL in rushing yards. The Jets released Moore on February 26, 2009; however, he was re-signed the next day.
Moore is probably most known for his role in the infamous "Butt fumble" against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving Day 2012. On the play, New York quarterback Mark Sanchez face planted into Moore's rear-end and fumbled the ball, and it was returned for a touchdown by Steve Gregory.
- "Jets guard Brandon Moore earns trip to Pro Bowl". nj.com. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
- Brandon Moore agrees to terms with the Cowboys, then announces retirement.