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Booker Moore

Booker Moore
Date of birth: June 23, 1959
Place of birth: Flint, Michigan
Date of death: September 20, 2009(2009-09-20) (aged 50)
Place of death: Flint, Michigan
Career information
Position(s): Running back
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
College: Penn State
High school: Flint Southwestern
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick 28
As player:

Booker Thomas Moore (June 23, 1959 – September 20, 2009) was an American football running back.

Moore set six high school records in football while attending Flint Southwestern Academy in Flint, Michigan.[1] As a member of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Moore rushed for 2,072 yards and 20 touchdowns from 1977–80,[2] and played for a national championship in the 1979 Sugar Bowl versus Alabama.[1]

Moore was selected in the first round by the Buffalo Bills in the 1981 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for the Bills, appearing in 51 games from 1982 to 1985. He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome shortly after being drafted.

Upon retirement in 1986, Moore became a Genesee County, Michigan sheriff's deputy.[1] He died of a heart attack at his home in Flint on September 20, 2009.[1]


External links

  • Booker Moore's stats
  • Michigan Live, September 21, 2009.
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