Episode 49: Herman Moore

Herman Moore is a NFL Pro Bowl Wide Receiver for twelve seasons. He played college football for the University of Virginia before being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft.

Herman went on to shatter virtually all of Detroit's receiving records. He played in 145 games during 11 seasons (1991-2001) in the Honolulu Blue and Silver. A four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, the Lions' record book has Moore resting on top of Lions' career, season and single-game receiving marks.

He holds Detroit's records for career receptions (670), receiving yards (9,174) and touchdown catches (62). In 1995 he was selected the Lions' MVP on offense after breaking club marks in both catches (also a NFL record of 123) and yards (1,686) while scoring 14 touchdowns. His finest single-game performance came on December 4, 1995 against the Chicago Bears when he had a club record 14 catches for 183 yards, the fifth best total in Detroit history.

He also was the last Lion to catch three TD passes in a game (October 29, 1995 vs. the Packers) until Roy Williams matched the total during the 2005 season. One of Moore's and his teammates' more memorable games came on November 23, 1995 - in a classic Thanksgiving Day with the Minnesota Vikings. Moore (127 yards) and fellow receivers Brett Perriman (153) and Johnnie Morton (102) all eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark, Barry Sanders rushed for 138 yards, and Scott Mitchell passed for 410 yards in a 44-38 Lions' shootout victory.

Moore was a member of Lions’ squads who earned six playoff appearances in the 1990s (1991, 1993-95, 1997 and 1999). He was also a member of two teams that won the NFC Central division (1991 and 1993), and was on the 1991 team that played for the 1992 NFC Championship.

Ashley Gold