A 1975 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Lenny Moore is the best NFL athlete to ever put on a number 24 football jersey. A Reading, PA native, Moore was drafted in the first round out of Penn State by the then Baltimore Colts. He went on to have an impressive rookie year in the NFL. As a rookie, Moore had a very impressive 7.5 yards per rushing attempt average to go with 649 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. He also caught the ball for 102 yards and a TD in his rookie year of 1956.
Moore played two primary positions in the NFL. He lined up in the backfield as a running back (halfback,) and as a flanker split wide. Playing both of these positions led Moore to put up some impressive statistics over twelve years in the NFL. As a running back he rushed for 5,174 yards and 63 touchdowns. His longest run from scrimmage incidentally was during his impressive rookie year in 1956 when he scooted for 79 yards.
His numbers were equally impressive as a receiver. 6,039 yards receiving, with 48 touchdowns and a career long of 82 in his sophomore season. See more of Moore's stats at pro-football-reference.com.
Moore's athleticism led him to not only put up some impressive statistics but to accumulate several awards and accolades over his 12-year professional career.
- 7-time All-Pro
- 7-time Pro-Bowler
- 1956 NFL Rookie of the Year
- 1964 NFL Player of the Year
- 1964 Comeback Player of the Year
- 1975 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Did you know.....Moore's jersey number 24 has been retired by the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts?