NFL CAREER – A proven veteran, the crafty Moore plays a prominent role in the Saints’ wideout rotation. A study in perseverance, his career took flight in 2007 after spending the majority of his first two seasons on the practice squad. Moore’s also served as a punt returner and kick returner. For his career, the versatile performer has 309 receptions for 3,824 yards (12.3 avg.) and 36 touchdowns, which ranks fifth in club record books, in addition to two carries for seven yards and another score. Moore has brought back 18 kickoffs for 354 yards (19.7 avg.) and 44 punts for 382 yards (8.7 avg.). In 2012, the University of Toledo product finished ranked first on the Saints in yards per catch with 65 receptions for a career-high 1,041 yards (16.0 avg.) with six touchdowns while appearing in 15 games.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms, 7/29/11; Re-signed to a one-year contract (RFA), 6/19/10; Re-signed to one-year contract (RFA), 4/22/09; Signed to reserve/future contract, 1/26/07; Signed to practice squad, 10/30/06; Waived, 10/29/06; Allocated to the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, 1/27/06; Signed to active roster, 1/3/06; Signed to practice squad, 12/15/05; Waived, 12/12/05; Signed to active roster, 11/16/05; Signed by Saints to practice squad, 9/26/05; Waived by Cleveland Browns, 8/29/05; Signed by Cleveland as undrafted free agent, 4/29/05.
HONORS – 2012: USA Today All-Joe; Saints Man of the Year (Club nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year).
2012 – Played in 15 games with seven starts, posting 65 receptions for a career-high 1,041 yards and six touchdowns. Eclipsed 120-yard mark four times and finished ranked first on the team in yards per catch (16.0 avg.). Combined with Marques Colston to give the Saints only the second pair of wideouts in team history with 1,000 yard seasons. Yardage total ranked 11th in the NFC and 19th in the NFL…Tied for a team-high with six receptions for team-leading 120 yards (20.0 avg.) including a 33-yard touchdown in season opener vs. Washington, Sept. 9…Recorded four receptions for team-high 70 yards (17.5 avg.) with one touchdown vs. Kansas City, Sept. 23…Inactive (hamstring) vs. San Diego, Oct. 7…Led team and tied career-high with nine catches for 121 yards at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Hauled in seven passes for 91 yards vs. Atlanta, Nov. 11…Caught two passes for 53 yards (26.5 avg.), tying a career-high with two touchdowns, including a 38-yard score before halftime at Oakland, Nov. 18…Posted three receptions for 61 yards (20.3 avg.) with season-long 43-yard catch vs. San Francisco, Nov. 25…Recorded seven catches for a season-high 123 yards (17.6 avg.) at Atlanta, Nov. 29…Totaled four catches for 42 yards and a seven-yard touchdown vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 16…Caught four passes for 30 yards and a touchdown at Dallas, Dec. 23…Hauled in four receptions for 121 yards in the regular season finale to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark for the first time in his career vs. Carolina, Dec. 30. 2011 – Started seven of 14 appearances and finished with 52 receptions for 627 yards (12.1 avg.) and eight touchdowns…Missed the opener (groin) at Green Bay, Sept. 8…Caught career-high nine passes for 88 yards with a touchdown vs. Houston, Sept. 25. Added a two-point conversion late in the game that helped the Saints hold off Texans in a high-scoring matchup…Led all receivers with seven catches for 74 yards and one touchdown at St. Louis, Oct. 30…Hauled in a three-yard touchdown on a fade route that gave the Saints an early 7-0 lead vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 6…Made five catches for 54 yards and recorded first two-TD performance of 2011 vs. the N.Y. Giants, Nov. 28…Caught a 20-yard touchdown late in first half vs. Detroit, Dec. 4…Recorded second two-touchdown game of season with five receptions for 91 yards at Minnesota, Dec. 18…Caught two passes for 53 yards before having to leave with a hamstring injury that would cause him to miss the rest of season vs. Atlanta, Dec. 26. 2010 – Appeared in all 16 games with one start and finished second on club in catches and yardage with 66 receptions for 763 yards. Team-best eight receiving touchdowns, ranked ninth in the NFC and tied for 18th in the NFL. Club-high 21 third down grabs tied for eighth in the conference and 13th in the league. Returned 11 punts for 112 yards (10.2 avg.). Had at least five catches in ten contests…In NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Seattle, 1/8/11, caught four passes for 49 yards and returned two punts for 11 yards…In NFL kickoff contest vs. Minnesota, Sept. 9, collected three receptions for 23 yards, one which moved the chains for a first down on New Orleans’ first drive, ending in a TD…Enjoyed a career day vs. Atlanta, Sept. 26, finishing with six catches for a career-high 149 yards with two TD grabs, including a career-long first quarter 80 yard scoring reception. Returned a punt 72 yards to set up New Orleans’ first TD, to finish with a career-best 221 all-purpose yards…Finished with four grabs for 37 yards vs. Carolina, Oct. 3, including the Saints’ only TD on a four-yard catch…Caught two passes for 57 yards, including a first quarter 41-yard TD catch to give the Saints the early lead at Tampa Bay, Oct. 17…Hauled in season-best and team-high seven catches for 54 yards, including a fourth quarter eight-yard TD grab to increase New Orleans’ lead to 20-10 with 2:37 left vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31…Caught six passes for team-leading 77 yards at Carolina, Nov. 7, including a second quarter, game-long 36-yard grab…On Thanksgiving at Dallas, Nov. 25, pulled in five receptions for 39 yards and scored on a 12-yard TD grab with 1:55 left to put the Saints ahead 30-27…Caught five passes for a game-high 70 yards, including a third quarter 31-yard TD grab vs. St. Louis, Dec. 12…Caught two passes for 26 yards and scored on an acrobatic 15-yard TD in the back of the end zone off a tipped pass, where he managed to land both feet in to tie the score 24-24 at Baltimore, Dec. 19. 2009 – Appeared in seven regular season games in a campaign interrupted by hamstring and ankle injuries. Recorded 14 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns…In the postseason, played in all three games with one start and had five receptions for 32 yards and caught a two-point conversion…Caught two passes for 38 yards in season opener vs. Detroit, Sept. 13…Inactive at Buffalo, Sept. 27 due to hamstring injury suffered at Philadelphia, Sept. 20..Caught one pass for one yard in return vs. N.Y. Jets, Oct. 4…Had most productive day of the season with six receptions for 78 yards and a TD vs. N.Y. Giants, Oct. 18…Made two receptions for 18 yards at Miami, Oct. 25…Caught two passes for 11 yards vs. Atlanta, Nov. 2, but a sprained ankle caused him to miss the next six games…Returned to action as a reserve vs. Dallas, Dec. 19 and collected a seven-yard TD reception…Started in three-receiver set in NFC Championship and had a five-yard reception…In Super Bowl XLIV, held onto a two-point conversion attempt in fourth quarter to extend New Orleans’ lead to 24-17, while also recording two receptions for 21 yards. 2008 – Played in 16 games with six starts and became club’s most consistent target over course of season. Registered only three catches for 24 yards in first two contests, then caught fire over last 14, finishing with team-high 79 catches for 928 yards (11.7 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. Set what was then the club record with a scoring grab in five-straight contests (10/26-11/30) and posted three multi-touchdown games. Consistent performer recorded at least five catches in 10 of the last 14 games…Following a seven-catch, 78-yard day at Denver, Sept. 21, hauled in seven receptions for 101 yards and two TDs vs. San Francisco the following week…Tallied 97 yards on seven grabs vs. Oakland, Oct. 12…Started five-game touchdown streak vs. San Diego, hauling in six catches for 90 yards and a TD, and would reach end zone in the next four games…Posted back-to-back 100-yard performances, including a season-high eight catches for 102 yards at Kansas City and five grabs for 115 yards vs. Green Bay, Nov. 24, with a first quarter 70-yard catch-and-run for a TD that tied the score at 7-7…Closed out season with eight receptions for 91 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs vs. Carolina, Dec. 28. 2007 – Played in all 16 games for first time, including his first four starts. Had 32 catches to rank sixth on team for 302 yards (9.4 avg.), and two touchdowns. Led club with 20 punt returns for 185 yards with a long of 48 and a 9.8 avg. ranking 11th in the NFL…Hauled in six catches for 54 yards – both season-highs, vs. Tennessee, Sept. 24…Had three more grabs for 35 yards at Seattle, Oct. 14. Added seven-yard TD on his first career rush, his first NFL touchdown, the initial start of his career…Oct. 21 vs. Atlanta, had a 48-yard punt return…Hauled in three passes for 26 yards vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 4, including his first career TD reception, an eight-yard grab that gave the Saints the lead. 2006 – Played on special teams and at WR at Green Bay, Sept. 17, and returned two punts for 28 yards, including a 25-yard runback…Waived Oct. 29, and re-signed to practice squad following day, where he remained for rest of season. 2005 – Signed from practice squad to active roster, Nov. 16…Inactive for three games before being waived and re-signed to practice squad…Originally went to training camp with Cleveland before being waived and signed by the Saints to the practice squad, Sept. 26.
COLLEGE – Finished career with 4,146 all-purpose yards at Toledo and set school records with 222 receptions for 2,776 yards and 25 touchdown grabs in 50 contests from 2001-04…Also gained 902 yards on 42 kickoff returns and 399 yards and two touchdowns on punt returns…Only player in Toledo record books to gain over 1,000 yards receiving twice and set a school mark with 14 TD grabs as a senior…First-team All-Mid American Conference selection his final two seasons…Majored in business.
PERSONAL – Attended Westerville (Ohio) South HS…Set state high school records for receptions (103) and touchdown catches (24) as a senior…Younger brother, Nick, was also a standout wideout at Toledo who currently plays for the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions and has spent time on rosters of the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams…Inducted into the University of Toledo’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011…In August 2012, teamed with his former teammate Darren Sharper to co-captain a celebrity softball game that benefitted with assistance and donations several local charities…Moore also has partnered with the United Way and several of his current and past Saints teammates to have several homes in New Orleans built for families in need…Lance Andrew Moore was born on August 31, 1983 in Columbus, Ohio.
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore speaks with reporters after the team’s game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, December 2, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore speaks with reporters on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore makes a leaping juggling catch on a pass from quarterback Drew Brees against the New York Jets.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore catches a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees against the Buffalo Bills to give them a 7-0 lead.