Evan Moore #86 TE
Height: 6-6 Weight: 250 Age: 28
Born: 1/3/1985 Brea , CA
Experience: 5th season
High School: Brea-Olinda HS [Brea, CA]
Much like fellow Cardinal receiver Mark Bradford, Moore returned to the gridiron from a major injury, having dislocated his hip in 2005. Also like Bradford, he is a two-sport athlete, having competed for the Cardinal basketball team earlier in his career. Blessed with possibly the best hands in the Pac-10 Conference, he creates mismatches vs. the smaller cornerbacks assigned the daunting task of covering him.
Moore was a reserve forward on Stanford's nationally-ranked men's basketball team in 2003-04, joining the squad at the conclusion of the 2003 football campaign. He played a reserve role on a Cardinal team that won the Pac-10 title and finished the year with a 30-2 overall record. He began playing his second season of basketball following the 2004 football campaign, but left the team in January of 2005 to concentrate on football.
At Brea-Olinda High School, Moore excelled in basketball and football, and was regarded as one of the top two-sport prep athletes in the nation. An All-American selection in football and basketball, he received those gridiron honors from Super Prep, Tom Lemming, Rivals.com and Prep Star. He added All-Century League honors three times as a wide receiver and added All-West accolades from Prep Star. He was a prep Heisman finalist and selected to participate in the Cali-Florida Bowl following his senior season.
As a senior in 2002, Moore caught 37 passes for 867 yards and 12 touchdowns in 10 games, while also accounting for three interceptions and 31 tackles as a free safety. He was selected to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in Orange County and was a three-time member of the California Scholastic Federation.
In basketball, Moore averaged 24.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game in 2002-03 while leading his team to a 25-4 record. Following his senior season, he was named Century League Most Valuable Player, All-CIF, All-Orange County, All-State, Division II All-State, Super Prep All-American.
Moore was a nominee for California Mr. Basketball. He was the MVP of the Orange County All-Star Game after a 28-point, 18-rebound performance and rated among the Top 10 power forwards on the West Coast. He averaged 22 points, 12.5 rebounds and three blocks per game as a junior.
In 2003, Moore appeared in six games as a reserve receiver for Stanford. He managed to gain 150 yards with a touchdown on eight catches (18.8 avg), but missed the team's final three contests with a left ankle sprain. He started all 11 games at split end in 2004, earning All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention. He ranked second on the squad with 39 receptions for 616 yards (15.8 avg), finding the end zone six times.
In the 2005 season opener vs. Navy, Moore caught three passes for 66 yards, but left in the first half after he dislocated his right hip on a 33-yard reception. He missed the rest of the season and was granted a medical hardship. The flanker returned to action in 2006, playing in eight games and starting five, again getting injured vs. Navy. A right foot stress fracture in that contest would sideline him for four games, finishing with 242 yards and three scores on 14 grabs (17.3 avg).
As a senior, Moore collected 39 passes for 481 yards (12.3 avg) and one touchdown, good for third on the team. He started nine games, appearing in 12 contests during his final campaign with the Cardinal.