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Nathaniel Moore (born September 19 1951 in Tallahassee, Floridamarker) is a former American football wide receiver for the National Football League Miami Dolphins, the only team for whom he played in his 13-year career. He is best known as a favorite passing target of both Bob Griese and Dan Marino.

Moore grew up in Miami and attended Miami Edison Senior High School, and went to Miami-Dade Community College before transferring to the University of Floridamarker, where he was a star running back. Moore was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He was elected to the Pro Bowl in 1977 after a season in which he led the league in scoring with 12 touchdowns and made 52 receptions that season.

Nat Moore is immortalized in the famous "Helicopter Catch" video clip. While making a reception against the New York Jets in Giants Stadiummarker in 1984, he was hit simultaneously from opposite directions by two Jets tacklers sending his body spinning into the air. He made the catch converting a crucial third down, leading to a come from behind score (and win) in a closely contested division game.

By the time Moore retired after the 1986 NFL season, he had broken almost every receiving record of the Dolphins; they have since been broken by Mark Clayton and Mark Duper.

His final career stats were 510 receptions for 7,547 yards and 74 touchdowns. He also rushed for 249 yards and a touchdown, returned 27 punts for 297 yards, and gained 856 yards on 33 kickoff returns.

Moore is also known for his humanitarian services. In 1984, the NFL voted Moore as “Man of the Year,” an honor given to a player who gives outstanding service to his community. Moore also received the Byron White Humanitarian Award in 1986.

In 1998, he created The Nat Moore Foundation, an organization which works with disadvantaged youths in the Miami-Dade Countymarker area. Moore is currently a football broadcaster for Florida Gators games on Sunshine Network, on which he is notorious for accidentally adding an "S" to the last names of various players - (Chris Leak became "Chris Leaks," Percy Harvin becomes "Harvins," etc.) He also owns a sports promotions firm, Nat Moore & Associates, Inc. He also works for the Dolphins Alumni Association.

Moore is also the executive director of the NFL Super Bowl Football Clinic.

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