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39 days to Gator football! #39 Nat Moore

Discussion in 'Gator Football' started by Escambia94, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    #39 Nat Moore of Tallahassee, Florida played running back for Doug Dickey's Gators in 1972 and 1973. He transferred to Florida from the University of Tennesee-Martin for his junior and senior seasons. In those two, short years, Nat was an honorable mention AP All-American and first-team All-SEC pick after leading the Gators in rushing with 845 yards and 9 rushing touchdowns. He also was Florida's top receiver (in a wishbone offense) with 25 receptions, 351 whole yards, and 4 touchdown catches. Nat graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.

    Moore was a third-round draft pick for the Miami Dolphins in 1974, and he played there until 1986. In 1977 he had his best season as an NFL player by being named to the All-Pro team and the Pro Bowl as the NFL receiving touchdowns leader. He is also famous on NFL highlights as the receiver who made the "Helicopter Catch" against the New York Jets in 1984. He was named NFL "Man of the Year" for his community service, and he won the Byron White Humanitarian Award in 1986. By the time Nat retired in 1986 he had broken all of the Miami Dolphins receiving records, which were later broken by the Marks Brothers--Mark Clayton and Mark Duper--just a few years later. He finished with 7,547 yards and 74 touchdowns.

    Nat became a football broadcast for Sun Sports, which he did until 2011. He is an owner of a sports promotion firm (Nat Moore & Associates), vice president of the Miami Dolphins organization and Miami Dolphins Alumni Associatin, and executive director of the NFL Super Bowl Football Clinic. Nat continues to do humanitarian work with his Nat Moore Foundation in the Miami-Dade area.

    Nat Moore is a member of the University of Florida Athletic Association Hall of Fame as a Gator Great, and is a member of the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.
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  2. Leakfan12

    Leakfan12 VIP Member

    Sad he didn't win a Super Bowl (played in the game twice).
     
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