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Arthur Moats
OLB #52
Height:
6-2
Weight:
250
College:
James Madison
Hometown:
Portsmouth, VA
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 59 141 80 61 5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 BUF 16 54 30 24 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BUF 14 25 17 8 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 14 29 15 14 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 15 33 18 15 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO

Drafted in the sixth-round (178th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…first draft pick taken from James Madison in Bills history, 12th JMU draft pick in school history and first since 2000 (RB Curtis Keaton, 4th round, 9th overall, CIN).

2012

• Posted 18 tackles (13 solo) and one tackle for loss.

• At NYJ (9-9): Posted a career-high six tackles.

• Vs. KC (9-16): Recorded two tackles.

• At Cle (9-23): Tied a career-high with six tackles including onetackle for loss.

• Vs. NE (9-30): Posted one tackle.

• At SF (10-7): Made two solo defensive stops

• At Arz (10-14): Saw action on special teams and defensively.

• Vs. Ten (10-21): Saw action on special teams and had one assisted tackle.

• At Hou (11-4): Saw action on special teams

• At NE (11-11): Saw action defensively and on special teams. Posted one defensive tackle.

• Vs. Mia (11-15): Led the team with two special teams tackles.

• At Ind (11-25): Posted an assisted tackle on special teams. Saw action at defensive end in the second half.

• Vs. Jac (12-2): Saw action defensively and on special teams.

• Vs. STL (12-9): Led team with two special teams tackles.

• Vs. Sea (12-16): Suffered an injury early in the first half and did not return.

• PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE ON DECEMBER 18th

2011

• At KC (9-11), Vs. Oak (9-18): Inactive

• Vs. NE (9-25): Made his season debut and posted a special teams tackle.

• At Cin (10-2): Saw action on special teams.

• Vs. Phi (10-9): Saw action at OLB and posted a QB hit on Michael Vick that led to a George Wilson interception in the first quarter. Posted three tackles defensively. Added one tackle on special teams.

• At NYG (10-16): Saw action at OLB. Posted two tackles and a QB hit. Also posted a special teams tackle.

• Vs. Was (10-30): Shared a sack w/ Nick Barnett in 2nd quarter - the first of Buffalo’s nine sacks on the day. Added two tackles and two QB hits.

• Vs. NYJ (11-6): Recorded three tackles and had one QB hit.

• At Dal (11-13): Posted one tackle.

• At Mia (11-20): Saw action defensively and on special teams.

• At NYJ (11-27): Posted two defensive tackles and one special teams tackle.

• Vs. Ten (12-4): Recorded one defensive tackle.

• At SD (12-11): Led special teams unit with two tackles. Also saw action defensively.

• Vs. Mia (12-18): Recorded a fumble recovery on a Chris Kelsay strip-sack in the second quarter. First fumble recovery of his career.

• Vs. Den (12-24): Posted a 1st full sack of the season and tied a season-high with three tackles ... Tied for a team-high two special teams tackles.

• At NE (1-1): Recorded a sack and three tackles.

2010

• Vs. MIA (9/12): Made his NFL debut. Saw action on multiple special teams units.

• at GB (9/19): Saw action on special teams. Made his first two special teams tackles of his career. Tied for the team lead in special teams tackles.

• at NE (9/26): Saw action on special teams. Made a key block on CJ Spiller’s 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Also posted a special teams tackle in coverage.

• vs. NYJ (10/3): Moved to outside linebacker and saw action as a reserve defensively. Posted one assisted tackle. Also saw action on multiple special teams units. Left game in fourth quarter with an elbow injury.

• vs. JAX (10/10): Inactive

• at BAL (10/24): Returned to the line-up and saw action at OLB and on special teams. Posted one assisted tackle and first .5 sack.

• at KC (10/31): Saw action on special teams and at outside linebacker. Did not record a tackle.

• vs. CHI (11/7): Led the team with two special teams tackles and added one defensive tackle.

• vs. DET (11/14): Led the team in with two special teams tackles and added two defensive tackles.

• at CIN (11/21): Recorded a QB hit.

• vs. PIT (11/28): Tallied two defensive tackles and one on special teams.

• at MIN (12/5): Delivered a QB hit on Brett Favre on the third play of the game. Hit led to an interception by Drayton Florence and knocked Favre out of the game. ... finished game with one tackle, one QB hit and a special teams tackle.

• vs. CLE (12/12): Made his first NFL start. Recorded a strip sack in the 4th quarter. Turnover led to a Bills FG and allowed team to take a 13-6 lead. Posted a career-high three tackles.

• at MIA (12/12): Recorded 1.0 sack. Became the first Bills rookie to record full sacks in consecutive games since Jeff Wright in 1988. ... added a career-high six tackles including a tackle for loss and two QB hits.

• vs. NE (12/26): Posted two tackles.

COLLEGE

Started 29-of-49 games recording 208 tackles (104 solo) with a JMU second-best 29.0 career sacks and 48.5 tackles for loss.

2009: Buck Buchanan Award winner as the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision… named JMU Athlete of the Year, team captain, CAA Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference selection… started all 11 games at left defensive end leading the team with a career-best 90 tackles

(42 solo) and set a JMU single-season record with 23.5 tackles for loss, leading the nation… led the CAA with 11.0 sacks to rank third in the nation… earned CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors with nine tackles, a forced fumble and a sack vs. Liberty… returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown to go along with seven stops vs. Towson. 2008: Earned third-team All-CAA and second-team all-state honors by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association… named team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year… led the defensive line with 65 tackles (40 solo), good for third-best on the team… posted team-best 15.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks… 11.5 sacks tied for school’s No. 2 single-season mark and a share of the CAA lead… registered a career-best 11 stops (5 solo) in playoff win vs. Villanova. 2007: Started 5-of-12 games totaling 45 tackles (26 solo)… tied for the team lead in sacks (6.5), ranking sixth in the CAA… posted a then career-best eight tackles vs. Towson. 2006: Played in each game as a true freshman posting 18 tackles (11 solo)…recorded a season-best five tackles vs. William & Mary…returned a fumble 22 yards for JMU’s final score vs. Delaware.

PERSONAL

At Churchland (Portsmouth, VA) High School, tabbed team’s most valuable player adding first-team all-district, All-Tidewater and second-team all-state defensive end accolades… also a district champion in wrestling and in the shot put as a senior… state all-star game invitee… earned first-team all-district and second-team All-Tidewater honors as a junior with second team

all-district accolades sophomore year…. lettered in five spots: football, basketball, wrestling, soccer and track and field... wife, Shonda, and daughter, Kaylor.

PRO

Drafted in the sixth-round (178th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…first draft pick taken from James Madison in Bills history, 12th JMU draft pick in school history and first since 2000 (RB Curtis Keaton, 4th round, 9th overall, CIN).

2012

• Posted 18 tackles (13 solo) and one tackle for loss.

• At NYJ (9-9): Posted a career-high six tackles.

• Vs. KC (9-16): Recorded two tackles.

• At Cle (9-23): Tied a career-high with six tackles including onetackle for loss.

• Vs. NE (9-30): Posted one tackle.

• At SF (10-7): Made two solo defensive stops

• At Arz (10-14): Saw action on special teams and defensively.

• Vs. Ten (10-21): Saw action on special teams and had one assisted tackle.

• At Hou (11-4): Saw action on special teams

• At NE (11-11): Saw action defensively and on special teams. Posted one defensive tackle.

• Vs. Mia (11-15): Led the team with two special teams tackles.

• At Ind (11-25): Posted an assisted tackle on special teams. Saw action at defensive end in the second half.

• Vs. Jac (12-2): Saw action defensively and on special teams.

• Vs. STL (12-9): Led team with two special teams tackles.

• Vs. Sea (12-16): Suffered an injury early in the first half and did not return.

• PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE ON DECEMBER 18th

2011

• At KC (9-11), Vs. Oak (9-18): Inactive

• Vs. NE (9-25): Made his season debut and posted a special teams tackle.

• At Cin (10-2): Saw action on special teams.

• Vs. Phi (10-9): Saw action at OLB and posted a QB hit on Michael Vick that led to a George Wilson interception in the first quarter. Posted three tackles defensively. Added one tackle on special teams.

• At NYG (10-16): Saw action at OLB. Posted two tackles and a QB hit. Also posted a special teams tackle.

• Vs. Was (10-30): Shared a sack w/ Nick Barnett in 2nd quarter - the first of Buffalo’s nine sacks on the day. Added two tackles and two QB hits.

• Vs. NYJ (11-6): Recorded three tackles and had one QB hit.

• At Dal (11-13): Posted one tackle.

• At Mia (11-20): Saw action defensively and on special teams.

• At NYJ (11-27): Posted two defensive tackles and one special teams tackle.

• Vs. Ten (12-4): Recorded one defensive tackle.

• At SD (12-11): Led special teams unit with two tackles. Also saw action defensively.

• Vs. Mia (12-18): Recorded a fumble recovery on a Chris Kelsay strip-sack in the second quarter. First fumble recovery of his career.

• Vs. Den (12-24): Posted a 1st full sack of the season and tied a season-high with three tackles ... Tied for a team-high two special teams tackles.

• At NE (1-1): Recorded a sack and three tackles.

2010

• Vs. MIA (9/12): Made his NFL debut. Saw action on multiple special teams units.

• at GB (9/19): Saw action on special teams. Made his first two special teams tackles of his career. Tied for the team lead in special teams tackles.

• at NE (9/26): Saw action on special teams. Made a key block on CJ Spiller’s 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Also posted a special teams tackle in coverage.

• vs. NYJ (10/3): Moved to outside linebacker and saw action as a reserve defensively. Posted one assisted tackle. Also saw action on multiple special teams units. Left game in fourth quarter with an elbow injury.

• vs. JAX (10/10): Inactive

• at BAL (10/24): Returned to the line-up and saw action at OLB and on special teams. Posted one assisted tackle and first .5 sack.

• at KC (10/31): Saw action on special teams and at outside linebacker. Did not record a tackle.

• vs. CHI (11/7): Led the team with two special teams tackles and added one defensive tackle.

• vs. DET (11/14): Led the team in with two special teams tackles and added two defensive tackles.

• at CIN (11/21): Recorded a QB hit.

• vs. PIT (11/28): Tallied two defensive tackles and one on special teams.

• at MIN (12/5): Delivered a QB hit on Brett Favre on the third play of the game. Hit led to an interception by Drayton Florence and knocked Favre out of the game. ... finished game with one tackle, one QB hit and a special teams tackle.

• vs. CLE (12/12): Made his first NFL start. Recorded a strip sack in the 4th quarter. Turnover led to a Bills FG and allowed team to take a 13-6 lead. Posted a career-high three tackles.

• at MIA (12/12): Recorded 1.0 sack. Became the first Bills rookie to record full sacks in consecutive games since Jeff Wright in 1988. ... added a career-high six tackles including a tackle for loss and two QB hits.

• vs. NE (12/26): Posted two tackles.

COLLEGE

Started 29-of-49 games recording 208 tackles (104 solo) with a JMU second-best 29.0 career sacks and 48.5 tackles for loss.

2009: Buck Buchanan Award winner as the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision… named JMU Athlete of the Year, team captain, CAA Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-conference selection… started all 11 games at left defensive end leading the team with a career-best 90 tackles

(42 solo) and set a JMU single-season record with 23.5 tackles for loss, leading the nation… led the CAA with 11.0 sacks to rank third in the nation… earned CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors with nine tackles, a forced fumble and a sack vs. Liberty… returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown to go along with seven stops vs. Towson. 2008: Earned third-team All-CAA and second-team all-state honors by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association… named team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year… led the defensive line with 65 tackles (40 solo), good for third-best on the team… posted team-best 15.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks… 11.5 sacks tied for school’s No. 2 single-season mark and a share of the CAA lead… registered a career-best 11 stops (5 solo) in playoff win vs. Villanova. 2007: Started 5-of-12 games totaling 45 tackles (26 solo)… tied for the team lead in sacks (6.5), ranking sixth in the CAA… posted a then career-best eight tackles vs. Towson. 2006: Played in each game as a true freshman posting 18 tackles (11 solo)…recorded a season-best five tackles vs. William & Mary…returned a fumble 22 yards for JMU’s final score vs. Delaware.

PERSONAL

At Churchland (Portsmouth, VA) High School, tabbed team’s most valuable player adding first-team all-district, All-Tidewater and second-team all-state defensive end accolades… also a district champion in wrestling and in the shot put as a senior… state all-star game invitee… earned first-team all-district and second-team All-Tidewater honors as a junior with second team

all-district accolades sophomore year…. lettered in five spots: football, basketball, wrestling, soccer and track and field... wife, Shonda, and daughter, Kaylor.

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