Players

William Moore
SS #25
Height:
6-0
Weight:
221
College:
Missouri
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 76 365 277 88 3.5 0 36 16 0 274 -- 34
2015 ATL 11 51 38 13 0 -- 4 2 0 14 7 11
2014 ATL 7 25 13 12 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 ATL 16 86 67 19 2 -- 7 3 0 36 12 19
2012 ATL 12 75 59 16 1 -- 8 4 0 51 12.8 33
2011 ATL 12 54 40 14 0.5 -- 9 2 0 56 28 29
2010 ATL 16 72 59 13 0 -- 8 5 0 117 23.4 34
2009 ATL 2 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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Selected as a second round (55th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2009. Signed a five-year contract extension on March 9, 2013.

2014 (Falcons)

Despite missing seven games after being placed on IR-Designated for Return on September 30,2014, recorded 32 total tackles (15 solo) and two forced fumbles. Recorded 10 total tackles (three solo) and forced a fumble in overtime vs. New Orleans (9/7). His forced fumble led to K Matt Bryant’s game-winning 52-yard field goal.

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Selected as a second round (55th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2009. Signed a five-year contract extension on March 9, 2013.

2014 (Falcons)

Despite missing seven games after being placed on IR-Designated for Return on September 30,2014, recorded 32 total tackles (15 solo) and two forced fumbles. Recorded 10 total tackles (three solo) and forced a fumble in overtime vs. New Orleans (9/7). His forced fumble led to K Matt Bryant’s game-winning 52-yard field goal.

Career

A Pro Bowl selection in 2012 who has emerged as a leader both on and off the field. In six seasons with the Falcons, has started 61 of 65 career games while totaling 430 tackles (281 solo), with 14 interceptions, 3.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 16 passes defensed. Started all 16 games in 2013 leading the secondary with 127 total tackles (83 solo). Also added a team-high three interceptions, three tackles for loss, two sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and eight passes defensed. In four seasons as a starter, has amassed 398 tackles (271 solo), 35 passes defensed, 14 interceptions, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 3.5 sacks. Has created 22 turnovers, including 14 interceptions and eight forced fumbles. Since 2010, his 14 ranks tied for fourth among all safeties. His 22 turnovers are the second most among safeties. Earned his first Pro Bowl selection after posting 105 tackles (74 solo) with eight passes defensed, four interceptions, four tackles for loss, and one sack in 2012. Earned NFC Player of the Week honors after recording his first career multi-interception game vs. New Orleans (11/29/12). Also notched a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo) and two tackles for loss. The Falcons defense intercepted Saints’ QB Drew Brees five times and held him without a touchdown pass for the first time in 54 games to snap his NFL record streak. Became the first Falcon to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors since CB Brent Grimes in Week 15 of the 2010 season. In 2012, combined with fellow Pro Bowler S Thomas DeCoud to produce 11 takeaways, including 10 INTs & one fumble recovery, which resulted in 33 points. Joined DeCoud and CB Asante Samuel to give Atlanta three players with at least four interceptions for the first time since 1989 and the fifth time in team history in 2012. Posted 62 tackles (37 solo) with one half sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and nine passes defensed in his second season as a starter in 2011. Anchored a defense that created at least one turnover in 27 consecutive games between 2010 and 2011, which was the longest streak in the NFL since Chicago posted 25 straight games with a takeaway between 2007 and 2008. Was one of six Falcons players to record multiple interceptions in 2011. Became a starter at safety in 2010 and ranked third on the team with 108 tackles (73 solo), three quarterback hits, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. His five interceptions in 2010 were tied for the team lead and tied for third in the National Football League among safeties. Recorded his first career interception and added four tackles against Arizona (9/19/10). Logged eight tackles, one interception and two passes defensed at St. Louis (11/21/10). His INT snapped Rams QB Sam Bradford’s rookie record streak of 169 consecutive pass attempts without an interception.

College

Started 32 of 48 games at Missouri and finished his career having totaled 284 tackles (182 solo. Also added 11 interceptions for 162 yards and broke Erik McMillan’s school career record (three) by returning four of those for touchdowns. His eight interceptions in 2007 broke the old school season record of seven by Pro Football Hall of Fame safety, Roger Wehrli (1968). Voted a first and second-team All-America selection during his junior season.

Personal

Attended Hayti (Mo.) High School and earned all-state honors on both sides of the ball. Led his team to three conference titles before finishing second in Class 2A ranks during his junior year. Set school career-records with 74 catches for 1,768 yards and 34 touchdowns. Also competed on the school’s basketball team and was a team MVP and all-conference selection on the hardwood as a junior.

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