We’re halfway through the Summer Showcases, and the next two are fast approaching. We just now got word from the XFL that former 2nd round pick and UCLA star, Rahim Moore will be in attendance in Los Angeles for Friday’s Summer Showcase.
As a freshman in 2008, Moore started all 12 games for the Bruins at free safety. He finished the season with 60 tackles and three interceptions and was on Rivals.com All-Pac-10 Freshman team.
As a sophomore in 2009, Moore led the nation in interceptions with 10, with the last one at the EagleBank Bowl game. His interception helped the Bruins to a 30–21 victory over the Temple Owls on December 29, 2009. Moore was named to the 2009 All Pac-10 first team along with four other UCLA teammates on December 7. Moore was also named to several All-American teams following the 2009 season.
As a junior, Moore recorded his first interception of the 2010 season against then-No. 23 Houston and helped his team to a 31–13 victory. A week later, Moore’s 8 tackles (7 solos) contributed to UCLA’s upset of then-No. 7 Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas; there was a stadium-record crowd.
Moore went on to be drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round (45th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft.
During the 2012-13 NFL Playoffs, Moore lost favor with Broncos management and fans due to a key gaffe during the Broncos game against the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional round. Moore was well-positioned to make an easy play on the ball but misjudged the trajectory and fell over, as the pass was completed Jones walked into the end zone for the game-tying touchdown. Baltimore would go on to win the game 38-35 in double overtime and eventually win Super Bowl XLVII.
Moore most recently played for the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF.