Overview
Kyle Moore is a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who selected him with the 117th pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Moore played four seasons for the USC Trojans. Moore is 6-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 270 pounds.
Prep Career
Moore was named a 2004 PARADE All-America as a senior at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA. He finished the 2004 season with 93 total tackles and 22.0 sacks. He chose USC over Louisville, Miami (FL), Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Freshman Year
As a true freshman, Moore suffered a sprained right knee in USC's season opener, forcing him to miss the next two games. He returned for the final 10 games of the season, finishing the year with six total tackles. His two fumble recoveries led USC.
Sophomore Year
Moore continued to play in a backup role in 2006, finishing the season with five total tackles in 13 games.
Junior Year
As a junior, Moore moved into the starting lineup, starting 11 times in 13 games. He had 35 total tackles (3.5 for loss) and 2.0 sacks to go along with two interceptions. IN USC's first three games of the season, he had three takeaways, one each against Idaho, Nebraska and Washington State.
Senior Year
Moore underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee in the spring of 2008, which limited him in spring practice. He was at 100 percent for the season, during which he recorded 30 total tackles and a team-high 5.0 sacks. Moore was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection as a senior, ranking third among USC defenders with 9.5 tackles for loss. Following the 2008 season, Moore was selected to participate in the 2009 Senior Bowl. His only tackle was a sack of Rhett Bomar in the fourth quarter of the South team's win.
NFL Career
Moore was selected in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before the 2009 season, Moore signed a four-year contract with Tampa Bay.
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