The New Orleans Saints announced that former Rocket wide receiver Lance Moore will be inducted into their Hall of Fame in a ceremony Friday, Sept. 14.
Moore played 11 seasons in the NFL (2005 to 2015), nine of them with the Saints. He caught 360 passes in his pro career, including a career-high of 78 in 2008.He battled injuries throughout most of 2009, but came back in time to help New Orleans win Super Bowl XLIV. His acrobatic snag of a two-point conversion was key in the Saints’ 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Moore played for the Rockets from 2000 to 2003, earning first-team All-Mid-American Conference honors in his junior and senior seasons.
As a junior, he set then-UT records for receptions (103), receiving yards (1,194) and TD receptions (9). His biggest game came in a 35-31 win over No. 9 Pittsburgh in which he caught the game-winner in the corner of the end zone in the waning moments of the contest.
As a senior, Moore caught 90 passes for 1,189 yards, setting the school mark for TD receptions with 15, including three scores in Toledo’s 35-27 win over Miami in the 2004 MAC Championship Game.
He also was an excellent student, earning Academic All-America honors as a senior in 2004.
Moore was inducted into the Varsity T Hall of Fame in 2011.