Herman Joseph Moore (born
October 20, 1969 in
Virginia, USA) is a former American National Football League wide receiver. At George
Washington High School in Danville he played mostly as a kicker and also as a tight
end. He went to the University of
Virginia, where he was a 2-sport athlete.
second all-time in career receptions and holds the school record in
the high jump. Moore's college jersey number was 87.
Moore was drafted in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft
by the Detroit Lions
, where he enjoyed a great deal
of success. He was selected to four Pro
, from 1994 to 1997. He was the second player (after
) to have three 100-catch
seasons. Also in 1995, Moore and teammate Brett Perriman
(108 catches) became the first
WR duo to each catch more than 100 receptions in the same season.
In his highly successful 1995 season Moore caught a career high 123
balls (an NFL record at the time). In 1998, Herman Moore received
the inaugural All-Iron Award
performance in the Thanksgiving game.
Moore finished his 12 NFL seasons with 670 receptions for 9,174
yards and 62 touchdowns.