Herman Moore is an American former professional football player who played for the Detroit Lions (1991-2001). Moore also played for the NFL’s New York Giants.
He was born on October 20, 1969, in Danville, Virginia, USA, as Herman Joseph Moore.
In 1987, he graduated from George Washington High School in Danville, Virginia. During high school, Moore shined in track and field, football, and basketball.
He graduated from the University of Virginia. Herman earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. During college, Herman played football for the Virginia Cavaliers.
In 1991, Moore was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the NFL Draft.
In 1995, he caught a then-NFL record 123 passes.
He received the All-Iron Award for his performance in the annual Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit in 1998.
After the 2001 season, Herman was released by the Detroit Lions. At the time, he was the Lions’ leader in:
- receiving TDs (62);
- receiving yards (9,174);
- career catches (670).
Calvin Johnson broke his career receiving yards record on December 8, 2013. In the same year, Calvin broke his touchdown catch record. In the 2015 season, Johnson broke Herman’s record for career receptions.
After he ended his career with the Detroit Lions, Moore played one more season with the New York Giants. However, Herman played just one game for the Giants.
In 2010, Moore was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame that same year.
From 2004 to 2013, Moore served as the CEO of Simple One Media.
In 2011, he founded The Tackle Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides life experiences and skills for successful individual development and growth.
Since August 2013, Herman is the CEO of Team 84 Marketing, a certified minority business enterprise marketing agency. Moore tweeted in early 2020: ”TEAM is the most important aspect of my businesses because I couldn’t do anything without my team.”
In September 2018, Moore become the CEO of Team Business Solutions Inc, a company that helps clients improve operational efficiency.
Herman Moore is married to Angela Moore. Angela helps through her Propel Youth Empowerment program. Angela also has a master’s degree in counseling, specialized in life transitions, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Angela was also his fitness trainer.
”Out of chaos comes creativity, innovation, and reassurance.”
”I urge each player to remember they still have a lot to learn, and that doing so in the National Football League is a blessing.”
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”We are strongest during our weakest because it requires our greatest strength to persevere and overcome.”
”Change is upon us. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you stand for or against.”
He was selected to four Pro Bowls: 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.
”The speed of the game has changed slightly,” Moore said about the speed of today’s game vs. the 90s during a 2016 interview with MLive. He added: ”You have smaller players coming off the edge, especially on the defensive side.”
His college jersey number was 87.
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Herman Moore – Net Worth
Moore earned most of his wealth from playing football for 11 seasons with the Detroit Lions. He earned about $5 million as a salary from the Lions. Herman also played briefly for the New York Giants in 2002. During his entire football career, Herman recorded 62 touchdowns and caught 670 passes for 9,174 yards.
After he retired from football, Moore became the CEO of several companies. Therefore, Herman Moore has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
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