D. J. Moore (wide receiver)

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D. J. Moore
No. 12 – Carolina Panthers
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-14) April 14, 1997 (age 21)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Imhotep Institute Charter
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Big Ten Receiver of the Year (2017)
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2018
Receptions: 30
Receiving yards: 474
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Rushing yards: 85
Rushing touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Denniston Moore Jr. (born April 14, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland.

Early years

Moore attended Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] He committed to the University of Maryland, College Park to play college football.[2]

College career

Moore played at Maryland from 2015 to 2017 under head coaches Randy Edsell, Mike Locksley, and D. J. Durkin.[3] As a freshman, he started 10 of 12 games, recording 25 receptions for 357 yards and three touchdowns.[4] As a sophomore, he started all 13 games and had 41 receptions for 637 yards and six touchdowns. As a junior, he started all 12 games and set a school record with 80 receptions for 1,033 yards and eight touchdowns.[5][6] After his junior season, Moore was named to the First Team All-Big-Ten, and was the Big Ten Receiver of the Year.[7] After the season, Moore made the decision to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Professional career

Moore was invited to the 2018 NFL combine, where he led receivers in the broad jump, and recorded the second best vertical jump. He also ran a 4.43 second 40-yard dash.[10]

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 0 in
(1.83 m)
210 lb
(95 kg)
31 58 in
(0.80 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.42 s 1.54 s 2.59 s 4.07 s 6.95 s 39 12 in
(1.00 m)
11 ft 0 in
(3.35 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Draft[11][12]

Moore was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the first round with the 24th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.[13] On June 18, 2018, Moore signed a 4-year deal worth $11.2 million featuring a $6.2 million signing bonus.[14] He made his NFL debut in the Panthers' season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. In the 16–8 victory, he had no targets but did have a three-yard rush to go along with a 15-yard punt return.[15] In the following game, a 31–24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he recorded a 51-yard touchdown reception for his first professional catch.[16]

References

  1. ^ Gallen, Daniel. "How Philadelphia's DJ Moore -- a 'freak athlete' like Saquon Barkley -- became the Big Ten's top receiver at Maryland". PennLive.com. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  2. ^ "DJ Moore Commits to Maryland". 24/7 Sports. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  3. ^ "D.J. Moore College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  4. ^ Gallen, Daniel (November 24, 2015). "Terps' freshman WR D.J. Moore emerges as spark on offense". Carroll County Times. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Gallen, Daniel (December 19, 2017). "Maryland WR DJ Moore, a Philadelphia native and former Imhotep star, declares for the NFL draft". pennlive. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Juliano, Joe (November 23, 2017). "Imhotep's D.J. Moore has adapted to become top receiver for Maryland". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF).
  8. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (December 19, 2017). "Maryland's D.J. Moore decides to enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Stubbs, Roman (December 19, 2017). "DJ Moore to skip senior season at Maryland for NFL draft". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Katz, Jordan (March 4, 2018). "Former Terp DJ Moore had a great day at the NFL Combine". The Diamondback. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - D.J. Moore". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Maryland WR D.J. Moore : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Panthers draft D.J. Moore in first round". Panthers.com. April 26, 2018. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Panthers ink first-rounder D.J. Moore to rookie deal". NFL. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Panthers' D.J. Moore: Not targeted in debut". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  16. ^ Newberry, Paul. "Panthers' Moore has a day to remember _ both good and bad". AP News. Retrieved 2018-10-04.

External links

  • Maryland Terrapins bio
  • Carolina Panthers bio
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