Tony Moeaki life and biography

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Tony Moeaki biography

Date of birth : 1987-06-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Warrenville, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Kansas Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Tony Moeaki (born June 8, 1987) is an American football tight end. He finished his senior season at Iowa with 30 catches for 387 yards and 4 touchdowns. Moeaki was considered one of the top tight end prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.

Moeaki was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He scored his first NFL touchdown in his first NFL game on Monday Night Football on September 13th, 2010 on a 2 yard pass from Quarterback Matt Cassel against the San Diego Chargers.

Moeaki's Career

College: Athletic tight end joined the Chiefs as the club’s second of two third-round selections (93rd overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft ... The pick was obtained in a draft-day trade with Houston. Kansas City obtained Houston’s third-round pick (93rd overall) in exchange for the Chiefs fourth-round pick (102nd overall – used on LB Darryl Sharpton) and a fifth-round selection (144th overall – used on DE Sherrick McManis) … Is proficient as both a blocker and a pass catcher ... Was a four-year member of the Hawkeyes Leadership Group ... Played in 48 games (15 starts) at Iowa ... Caught 76 passes for 953 yards (12.5 avg.) with 11 TDs.

2009: Started 10 games ... Ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 30 receptions for 387 yards (12.9 avg.) with four TDs ... Received the team’s Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award and the Hayden Fry Award as the offensive MVP ... Tallied 10 catches for 85 yards vs. Northern Iowa, the best single-game reception total by a TE in school history ... Recorded six catches for 105 yards (17.5 avg.) with two TDs vs. Michigan to garner Big Ten Player of the Week honors. Also earned and National Tight End Performer of the Week accolades from the College Football Performance Award committee.

2008: Appeared in nine games (one start) ... Recorded 13 receptions for 144 yards (11.1 avg.) with a TD ... Recorded two catches for 19 yards with a TD vs. Minnesota.

2007: Started the first four games of the season ... Caught 14 passes for 170 yards (12.1 avg.) with three TDs ... Recorded eight catches for 112 yards with three TDs vs. Syracuse ... Received a medical redshirt after suffering an injury vs. Wisconsin.

2006: Played in 13 games ... Compiled 11 catches for 140 yards (12.7 avg.) with three TDs ... Recorded two catches for 49 yards with one TD vs. Illinois.

2005: Saw duty in 12 games as a reserve TE ... Caught eight passes for 112 yards (14.0 avg.) ... Also saw duty with the special teams coverage unit ... Tallied a season-high three catches for 28 yards vs. Ball State ... Majored in Interdepartmental Studies/Recreation Management.

High School: A three-year letterwinner as a tight end, fullback and linebacker at Wheaton-Warrenville High School in Wheaton, Illinois ... Played in the 2005 Army All-American Bowl as a senior ... Earned first-team All-America honors from Riddell and second-team honors by the USA Today as a senior ... Received first-team all-state accolades from the Champaign News-Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and the Illinois High School Association and Coaches Association ... Recorded 59 receptions for 975 yards (16.5 avg.) with nine TDs during his high school career ... Added a pair of letters in both basketball and tennis.

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