Rahim Shaheed Moore is a fourth year safety for the Denver Broncos. He previously starred for the UCLA Bruins in college ranks and made multiple All-American teams.
Early Years & College
Moore was born in Los Angeles, CA on February 11, 1990 and attended Dorsey High School. He started on both sides of the football at Dorsey, racking up 112 tackles and eight interceptions on defense and scoring six touchdowns as a receiver on offense. He stayed close to home and signed a letter of intent to play college football at UCLA.
He started all 12 of UCLA’s contests as a freshman, finishing with 60 tackles and three interceptions. He led the nation with 10 interceptions as a sophomore in 2009, and was named to several All-American teams following the season. He ended his college career with 51 tackles and one interception as a junior in 2010 before declaring for the NFL Draft.
Moore’s draft stock slipped some after a pedestrian junior season at UCLA, and the Denver Broncos selected him in the second round with the 45th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. He won a starting job out of camp, but ended up losing his gig to teammate Quinton Carter during the middle of his rookie season. He finished the year with 31 tackles and an interception in 15 games played.
He regained a starting spot in Denver’s secondary prior to the 2011 season and turned in an impressive second season, making 72 tackles and one interception while starting all 16 games. Despite showing great improvements during the regular season, he became a scapegoat following Denver’s stunning playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round. Leading by seven points, Moore allowed receiver Jacoby Jones to sprint by him and haul in a 70 yard touchdown reception to tie the game in the closing moments of regulation. The Ravens ended up winning in overtime and eventually won Super Bowl XLVII.
Moore played in 10 games in 2013 before suffering a leg injury that put his career into jeopardy. He managed a full recovery, but the injury ended his season following a Week 11 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.