Dan Moore heading to NFL
Updated On: Apr 28 2013 08:14:45 PM MDT
Former Montana Grizzly running back Dan Moore signed a free agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts Saturday night shortly after the 2013 NFL draft ended.
Moore is a 5-foot-11, 237-pounder who rushed for 480 yards and four touchdowns during his senior season at Montana. He also caught 11 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown.
As a junior Moore was second on the team with seven rushing touchdowns, he was fourth on the team with 430 yards rushing, and had 120 carries which was the second most on the team, Moore also had 12 receptions for 111 yards.
During his Pro Day workout at the University of Montana Moore ran a 4.63 40-yard dash, he also bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times, registered a 33 1/2 inch vertical.
Over the summer Moore took a trip to Dallas where he played in the Texas versus the Nation all-star game. Since then Moore said he has been training in California getting his body in shape in case any NFL teams were interested in having him on their team, and shortly after the draft ended the Indianapolis Colts signed Moore.
"I'm blessed to get an opportunity to go into camp and show them that i can play ball, at this point I'm just conditioning my body and have the mind for camp to just make the team" said Moore.
Prior to the NFL draft Moore visited the Colts where he got to meet the team and spend some time with them.
"Everything was great i loved their organization i told them before i left that i would absolutely love to be a colt and I'm so happy it worked out that way" said Moore.
Now that the whole process is finished Moore is ready to get to work and he says getting this opportunity is a dream come true.
"It's a huge sigh of relief, that's been a dream of mine since I was a little boy and its the whole reason I continued to play college football" said Moore.
The Colts first regular season game is set for September 8th against the Raiders.