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Former Toledo Rocket Lance Moore named to New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

Moore earned All-MAC honors for UT in 2003 and 2004

Former Rocket Lance Moore made this spectacular catch and dive for a two-point conversion in Super  Bowl XLIV.
Sports Illustrated, courtesy Toledo athletics

(Courtesy University of Toledo Athletics)

The New Orleans Saints announced this week that former Toledo Rockets wide receiver Lance Moore will be inducted into their Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sept. 14.

Moore played 11 seasons in the NFL (2005-15), 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 2000-03, earning first-team All-MAC honors in his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, Moore 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 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. Moore was also 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.