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Snorsio Alston "Sio" Moore (born May 2, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Connecticut. Moore was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, and Houston Texans.

Sio Moore
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Moore with the Colts in 2016
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1990-05-02) May 2, 1990 (age 29)
Monrovia, Liberia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Apex (NC)
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:210
Forced fumbles:4
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Moore was born in Liberia in West Africa, and moved to the West Haven, Connecticut when he was a child.[1] He attended Apex High School in Apex, North Carolina, where he was a letterman in football and track. He played football as a linebacker, running back and fullback. He earned All-area and All-Tri Seven Football League honors as a fullback and linebacker as a senior.

Prior to signing with Connecticut, Moore made a visit to their summer camp in Storrs, Connecticut, where he was timed at 4.54 in the 40-yard dash, 4.41 in the short shuttle, had a 38.5-inch (99 cm) vertical jump, broad jumped 10-foot-2 (3.13 m) and ran the 100-meter dash in 11.1 seconds.[2]

Regarded only as a two-star prospect grade by both and, Moore was ranked No. 50 among the nation’s weak-side linebackers. He signed his national letter of intent to attend Connecticut on July 12, 2007.[3]

College careerEdit

While attending the University of Connecticut, he played for the Connecticut Huskies football team from 2008 to 2012. During his college career, he totaled 274 tackles, 16 quarterback sacks and four interceptions. Following his senior season in 2012, he was a first-team All-Big East Conference selection and was invited to play in both the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
245 lb
(111 kg)
33 58 in
(0.85 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.65 s 1.58 s 2.64 s 4.31 s 7.49 s 38 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
29 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Oakland RaidersEdit

Moore was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round, with the 66th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. On October 27, 2013, Moore picked up 2 sacks and 5 tackles in a 21-18 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On September 4, 2015, Moore was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for sixth round pick in the 2016 NFL draft.[6] He was released by the Colts on October 4, 2016.[7]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Moore was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on October 7, 2016.[8] On November 1, 2016, he was released by the Chiefs.[9]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On November 22, 2016, Moore was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.[10]

Houston TexansEdit

On June 3, 2017, Moore signed with the Houston Texans.[11] On September 1, 2017, he was released by the Texans.[12]


  1. ^ Frank, Vincent (April 26, 2013). "Sio Moore: 5 things you need to know about the Connecticut OLB". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  2. ^ Bryan, Dave (April 12, 2013). "Steelers 2013 Draft – Connecticut LB Sio Moore Scouting Report Profile". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rivals: Sio Moore". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Connecticut Huskies: Sio Moore". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Sio Moore". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Wesseling, Chris (September 4, 2015). "Sio Moore traded by Raiders to Colts for draft pick". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". October 4, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  8. ^ Teicher, Adam (October 7, 2016). "Chiefs turn to veteran Sio Moore in quest for help at LB". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  9. ^ Paylor, Terez (November 1, 2016). "Chiefs release Sam Barrington, Sio Moore". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  10. ^ Urban, Darren (November 22, 2016). "Cardinals add vet LB Sio Moore".
  11. ^ Gantt, Darin (June 3, 2017). "Texans sign Sio Moore, and Flipper Anderson's son".
  12. ^ "Transactions: Texans down to 53-man roster". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018.

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