Tony Moeaki

Anthony Moeaki (born June 8, 1987) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Iowa. He was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, and also played for the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons.

Tony Moeaki
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Moeaki with the Chiefs in 2010
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:June 8, 1987 (age 32)
Warrenville, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Wheaton Warrenville South
(Wheaton, Illinois)
College:Iowa
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:91
Receiving yards:1,201
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

Anthony graduated high school at Wheaton Warrenville South in 2005 and was high school football teammates with fellow Iowa Hawkeye Dace Richardson. In addition to football, he was also played basketball and tennis.

College career

Moeaki played college football at the University of Iowa from 2005 to 2009.

Statistics

Receiving statistics
Year
Team
Rec
Yards
AVG
LG
TD
2005 Iowa Hawkeyes 8 112 14.0 36 0
2006 Iowa Hawkeyes 11 140 12.7 35 3
2007 Iowa Hawkeyes 14 170 12.1 52 3
2008 Iowa Hawkeyes 13 144 11.1 48 1
2009 Iowa Hawkeyes 30 387 12.9 54 4
TOTAL 76 953 12.5 54 11

Professional career

Moeaki was projected to be a third or fourth round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the seventh tight end prospect in the draft by DraftScout.com and was ranked the eighth best tight end by Bleacher Report.[1]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
245 lb
(111 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
4.69 s 1.60 s 2.71 s 4.42 s 7.10 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Moeaki in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Kansas City Chiefs traded their fourth (102nd overall) and fifth round picks (144th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans in order to acquire the a third round pick (93rd overall) to draft Moeaki.[3] Moeaki was the fourth tight end drafted from a class that included Rob Gronkowski, Jermaine Gresham, and Jimmy Graham.

On July 22, 2010, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Moeaki to a four-year, $2.47 million contract.[4]

He scored his first NFL touchdown in his first NFL game on Monday Night Football on September 13, 2010 on a 2-yard pass from quarterback Matt Cassel against the San Diego Chargers. Following the game against the San Francisco 49ers Moeaki received the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award after he put up 44 receiving yards and a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab.

On September 1, 2011, Moeaki was placed on IR after suffering an injury during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, which kept him out of the 2011 NFL season.[5] He was reunited with quarterback Ricky Stanzi in 2011 when the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in the 5th round.

Moeaki shared the starting role with Kevin Boss until Boss went on the IR in Week 2, when he became the primary tight end. He ended up with 33 receptions for 453 yards and a touchdown.

After fracturing his shoulder in the preseason, Moeaki was waived with an injury designation on August 31, 2013.[6] He cleared waivers and was added to the Chiefs' injured reserve list. On October 23, an injury settlement was reached and Moeaki became a free agent.[7]

Buffalo Bills

Tony Moeaki 2014
Moeaki with the Seahawks in 2014.

On December 4, 2013, Moeaki signed with the Buffalo Bills.[8] On August 29, 2014, Moeaki was released during the Bills' final preseason roster cutdowns.[9]

Seattle Seahawks

Moeaki signed with the Seattle Seahawks on November 4, 2014.[10] In his second game with the Seahawks, Moeaki scored a touchdown against his former team, the Chiefs.[11]

Atlanta Falcons

On March 19, 2015, Moeaki signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[12] On September 5, 2015, Moeaki was released by the Falcons.[13] On October 6, 2015, Moeaki was re-signed by the Falcons.[14]

Chicago Bears

On June 16, 2016, Moeaki signed with the Chicago Bears.[15] He was cut at the end of training camp on September 3, 2016.[16]

Personal life

Moeaki is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.[17]

Moeaki's father, Sione Moeaki, won a national championship as a member of Brigham Young University Rugby Team and was a Deans assistant at West Chicago Community High School.

In 2010, Moeaki's sister and former BYU basketball player, Keilani Moeaki, married former Chicago Bears running back Harvey Unga.[18][19]

References

  1. ^ Roberts, Kevin (January 26, 2010). "2010 NFL Draft: Tight End Rankings". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "NFL Player stats: Tony Moeaki". NFL.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Thorman, Chris (April 24, 2010). "2010 NFL Draft: Please Welcome Seven New Kansas City Chiefs". arrowheadpride.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Thorman, Joel (July 22, 2010). "Tony Moeaki Gets Four-Year Deal, Chiefs Confirm Signing". arrowheadpride.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Thorman, Joel (October 1, 2010). "Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki Takes Home NFL Rookie Of The Week". Retrieved October 1, 2010.
  6. ^ Sessler, Marc (August 31, 2013). "Tony Moeaki waived/injured by Kansas City Chiefs". NFL.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  7. ^ Teicher, Adam (October 23, 2013). "Chiefs still feeling loss of Moeaki". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Brown, Chris (December 4, 2013). "TE Tony Moeaki signed by Bills". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Tony Moeaki released from IR after reaching settlement". www.buffalobills.com. September 1, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  10. ^ Condotta, Bob (November 4, 2014). "Seahawks sign tight end Tony Moeaki, bring back Bryan Walters". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Rosen, Jeff (November 16, 2014). "Former Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki scores with new team, the Seahawks". KansasCity.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Adams, Jay (March 19, 2015). "Falcons Continue to Add to TE Position". atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Falcons Reach 52 Man Roster". atlantafalcons.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  14. ^ "Falcons Place WR Hester On Short-Term IR". atlantafalcons.com. October 6, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Mayer, Larry (June 16, 2016). "Bears end offseason program, sign two". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  16. ^ "Tony Moeaki: Contract terminated by Bears". CBSSports.com. September 3, 2016.
  17. ^ "Much more to Moeaki than crutches". TheGazette. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  18. ^ "Harvey Unga gets married". Daily Herald. July 17, 2010.
  19. ^ "Keilani Unga works her way back for senior season after life-changing event". Deseret News. January 17, 2013.

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2007 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 2007 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Heading into the season, several players left the team while several other players ran into criminal allegations. Following a disappointing 2006 season that included losses to Indiana, Northwestern and Minnesota, the team was coached by Kirk Ferentz and played their six home games at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

2007 Syracuse Orange football team

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2009 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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2009 Big Ten Conference football season

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The season saw John Clay selected as offensive player of the year by both the coaches and the media. Jared Odrick and Greg Jones won defensive player of the year awards from the coaches and media, respectively. Chicago Tribune Silver Football recipients as the Big Ten co-MVPs were Daryll Clark and Brandon Graham. Jones was the conferences only consensus 2009 College Football All-America Team representative. The Big Ten Conference enjoyed two national statistical championships. Graham led the nation in tackles for a loss (TFL). Ray Fisher earned the national statistical championship in kickoff return average and established a new Big Ten single-season record with his performance. The Big Ten led the nation with six first team Academic All-Americans. After the season, 34 athletes were selected in the 2010 NFL Draft including three in the first round and six each by Iowa and Penn State.

2009 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 2009 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa and the Iowa Hawkeyes athletic program during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played its home games at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. 2009 marked Kirk Ferentz's 11th year as head coach of Iowa. The Hawkeyes finished the season as the 2010 Orange Bowl Champions.

The Hawkeyes came off a 9–4 season in 2008, including a win over South Carolina in the Outback Bowl and a 24–23 upset of Big Ten champion of Penn State.

2010 Kansas City Chiefs season

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2013 Kansas City Chiefs season

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