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Ezekiel Aaron Moreno (born October 8, 1978) is a former professional American football linebacker.

Zeke Moreno
No. 57, 50
Born: (1978-10-08) October 8, 1978 (age 41)
Chula Vista, California
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight246 lb (112 kg)
CollegeSouthern California
High schoolCastle Park
NFL draft2001 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Drafted bySan Diego Chargers
Career history
As player
2001–2004San Diego Chargers
2005Houston Texans
2005Philadelphia Eagles
20072008Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2008Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2009Toronto Argonauts
2010Sacramento Mountain Lions
Career highlights and awards
  • UFL 2010 Defensive Player Of The (Week 2)
CFL All-Star2007, 2008
CFL East All-Star2007, 2008
Career stats

Early yearsEdit

Moreno, who is of Mexican American descent, attended Castle Park High School in Chula Vista and was a letterman in football and baseball. In football, as a senior, he led his team to a state championship in 1996. It was actually a "mythical" state championship, because the state of California did not have a state championship at the time.[1][2]

College careerEdit

's defense from 1998-2000. Known as "Zeke And Destroy" by many USC-faithful, Moreno was a force in the middle of the USC defense.

Professional careerEdit

Moreno was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (139th pick overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played for the Chargers for four years (2001–2004). Moreno was released by the Chargers following the 2004 season and was hampered by injuries while trying to find a home with another team in 2005. He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2007. He was selected as a CFL All-Star in 2007 and 2008.

On September 9, 2008, Moreno was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[3]

On February 19, 2009, Moreno was traded to the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for defensive end Riall Johnson.[4]

On February 21, 2010, Moreno was released by the Argonauts.


  • Most single season tackles by a Hamilton Tiger-Cat (114)


  1. ^ CIF State Football Championships
  2. ^ "In The Zone with San Diego Chargers linebacker Zeke Moreno". Open Your Eyes. Archived from the original on August 4, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2007.
  3. ^ Blue Bombers tweak trade for Zeke Moreno
  4. ^ Argos acquire Moreno from Bombers

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