Cards: Topps 1983, Action Packed Whizzer White Award 1991
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 4/10 Received: 4/18 (8 days)
At the time of his retirement from the Dolphins, Nat Moore owned many of the game, season and career receiving records of the franchise. A home grown product out of Miami, Moore played collegiality for the Florida Gators in 1972 and 1973 as a runningback. It was there they discovered Moore’s dependable hands and smooth route running. He managed 1566 total yards from scrimmage on 254 touches to go along with 16 touchdowns.
A 3rd round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1974, Nat played for the franchise for the next 13 seasons. Nat played during the heyday of the dead ball era. While he did not ever clock a 1,000 yard season over his career, he was consistently ranked near the top of the league leaders for most of his career. He earned 1 Pro Bowl and All Pro nomination in 1977, when he led the NFL in TD catches with 12 (52 receptions for 765 yards).
In 1986, Nat earned the Byron Whizzer White Award for his humanitarian work, and continues to receive recognition for his efforts during his playing career. He was inducted into the Miami Dolphins Ring of Honor in 1999, and in 2006 was named one of the 100 Greatest (FL) Gators. Nat also has a trophy named after him given to the best High School Football player in Southern Florida. As of 2020, he’s an alumni executive for the Miami Dolphins.
Nat is well known as the player in the highlight reel who goes up and over for a catch, and as he is hit simultaneously by two players, he helicopters in the air before he hits the ground, still in possession of the football.