Number three Buccaneers tight end: Dave Moore (1992-2001, 2004-2006)
Time for your trivia question of the day to impress your friends at the next local Quizzo. Who is the only other tight end other than Jimmie Giles to be voted to a Pro Bowl? We’ll give you a minute…
If your answered Dave Moore then congratulations you’re our big winner and should probably be the recipient of a new car all things considered. Granted, Moore’s Pro Bowl nod in 2006 was technically as a long-snapper, but that just makes the trivia feat all the MOORE (lololol) impressive to be fair.
Anyway, the fact of the matter is that Moore was not just a long-snapper for the Bucs. He was also a starting tight end and a very good one at that. Throughout his career in Tampa Bay, Moore caught 184 balls for 1805 yards. For someone who has been around for so long, you’d think his numbers would be gaudier.
What set Moore apart though was his touchdowns. Moore’s 24 touchdowns in a Buccaneers uniform is good enough for ninth in franchise history, ahead of Bruce Hill Vincent Jackson, and Keyshawn Johnson in that order. That’s nothing to sneeze at.
While it may be a little unfair to some that Moore comes in ranked one spot higher than Brate, the fact of the matter is Moore was the undisputed starting tight end for the Buccaneers for four straight years, and that was after playing for six in Tampa Bay before that.
It’s also a bit of a crime Moore left right before the 2002 Super Bowl season, and by the time he came back for the second go-around, he wasn’t used in nearly the same way he was. We’ll throw him a bone here.