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Brian Moorman
P #8
Height:
6-0
Weight:
174
Age:
38
College:
Pittsburg State
Experience:
14

Quick Stats (2013):

PUNTS
61
AVG
41.2
LNG
62
IN 20
16
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 979 42,867 36,834 84 43.8 37.6 2 143 119 281 85 159 473 4,333 2
2013 BUF 11 0 61 2,511 2,234 62 41.2 36.6 0 10 4 16 4 17 26 197 0
2012 DAL 12 0 56 2,497 2,180 64 44.6 38.9 0 11 7 22 3 11 24 257 1
2012 BUF 3 0 15 682 490 66 45.5 32.7 0 6 0 2 1 0 8 172 1
2011 BUF 16 0 72 3,472 2,778 66 48.2 38.1 1 4 7 20 10 8 43 494 0
2010 BUF 16 0 75 3,181 2,742 61 42.4 36.6 0 12 7 17 7 17 32 299 0
2009 BUF 16 0 90 4,192 3,615 73 46.6 40.2 0 9 10 25 10 12 49 377 0
2008 BUF 16 0 58 2,557 2,270 63 44.1 39.1 0 9 14 23 5 12 18 187 0
2007 BUF 16 0 81 3,302 3,046 75 40.8 37.6 0 13 12 30 3 16 37 196 0
2006 BUF 16 0 92 4,012 3,607 66 43.6 39.2 0 19 10 33 7 20 36 265 0
2005 BUF 16 0 71 3,242 2,777 68 45.7 39.1 0 4 6 22 9 10 42 285 0
2004 BUF 16 0 77 3,325 2,830 80 43.2 36.8 0 12 13 17 9 6 37 315 0
2003 BUF 16 0 85 3,788 3,151 71 44.6 37.1 0 14 8 20 3 8 52 577 0
2002 BUF 16 0 66 2,844 2,410 84 43.1 36 1 8 9 18 7 13 29 294 0
2001 BUF 16 0 80 3,262 2,704 66 40.8 33.8 0 12 12 16 7 9 40 418 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
6 CIN L 24-27 5 244 210 57 48.8 42 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 34 0
7 @MIA W 23-21 7 318 287 62 45.4 41 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 11 0
8 @NO L 17-35 3 137 137 53 45.7 45.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
9 KC L 13-23 3 108 108 47 36 36 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10 @PIT L 10-23 9 332 218 56 36.9 24.2 0 1 0 3 2 4 2 74 0
11 NYJ W 37-14 6 200 184 57 33.3 30.7 0 3 2 3 0 0 1 16 0
13 ATL L 31-34 7 299 275 51 42.7 39.3 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 24 0
14 @TB L 6-27 7 306 285 55 43.7 40.7 0 0 1 3 0 4 2 21 0
15 @JAC W 27-20 4 180 170 53 45 42.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
16 MIA W 19-0 6 218 198 52 36.3 33 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
17 @NE L 20-34 4 169 162 51 42.3 40.5 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 7 0

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Bio

PRO

Signed by Buffalo on 10/6/13…waived by Pittsburgh on 8/31/13…signed by Pittsburgh on  4/30/13…signed by Dallas on 9/27/12…released by Buffalo on 9/25/12… joined the Bills as a free agent on July 20, 2001 and handled the team’s punting and kickoff duties in the 2001 season… originally signed by the Seahawks on 2/24/99 and was in Seattle’s training camp in 1999 and 2000 but was released before the start of the season each time…allocated to NFL Europe by the Seahawks in 2000 and was assigned to the Berlin Thunder…played for the Thunder in 2000 and 2001 and led the league in punting each season.

NFL AWARDS

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Six, 2004

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week 10, 2005

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week 9, 15, 2006

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Month – November, 2006

•    NFL Pro Bowl Selection 2006, 2007

•    AP All-Pro First Team Selection 2005, 2006

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Seven, 2009

•    2000s NFL-All Decade Team Punter

PRO

Signed by Buffalo on 10/6/13…waived by Pittsburgh on 8/31/13…signed by Pittsburgh on  4/30/13…signed by Dallas on 9/27/12…released by Buffalo on 9/25/12… joined the Bills as a free agent on July 20, 2001 and handled the team’s punting and kickoff duties in the 2001 season… originally signed by the Seahawks on 2/24/99 and was in Seattle’s training camp in 1999 and 2000 but was released before the start of the season each time…allocated to NFL Europe by the Seahawks in 2000 and was assigned to the Berlin Thunder…played for the Thunder in 2000 and 2001 and led the league in punting each season.

 

2013

Punted 61 times in 11 games for a total of 2,511 yards. Had a gross average of 42.3 yards per punt on the season. Played in his 200th career game.

• Spent training camp with Pittsburgh and was released on 8/31/13

Signed by Buffalo on 10/6/13

•    vs CIN (10/13): Punted five times for 244 yards and a 48.8 gross average and a 42.0 net average... first punt of the season pinned Cincinnati back at their own half yard line...Successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s one field goal conversion and three extra points

•    at MIA (10/20): Punted seven times for 318 yards and a 45.4 gross average and a 41.0 net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s two extra points and his three field goal conversions, including the gamewinner with 33 seconds left

•    at NO(10/27): Punted three times for 137 yards and a 45.7 gross and net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s two extra points and his two field goal attempts

•    vs. KC (11/3): Punted three times for 108 yards and a 36.0 gross and net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s extra point and his two field goal conversions

•    at PIT (11/10): Punted nine times for 332 yards and a 36.9 gross average...placed three of his punts inside Pittsburgh’s 20-yard line...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s one extra point and his one field goal conversion

•      vs. NYJ (11/17): Punted six times for 200 yards and a 33.3 gross average and 30.7 net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s  four PAT’s and his three field goal conversions

•    vs. ATL (12/1): Punted seven times for 299 yards and a 42.7 gross average and 39.3 net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s  four PAT’s and his one field goal conversion

•    at TB(12/8): Punted seven times for 306 yards and a 43.7 gross average and 40.7 net average...landed three punts inside the 20...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s  two field goal conversions

•    at JAC (12/15): Played in 200th career NFL regular season game...punted four times for 180 yards and a 45.0 gross average and 42.5 net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s  three field goal attempts and three PATs

•    vs MIA (12/22): Punted six times for 218 yards and a 36.3 gross average and 33.0 net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s  four field goal conversions and one PAT...played in his 189th game as a Bill, fifth most in team history

•      at NE(12/29): Punted four times for 169 yards and a 42.3 gross average and 40.5 net average...successfully held during K Dan Carpenter’s  two field goal conversions and two PATs

 

NFL AWARDS

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Six, 2004

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week 10, 2005

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week 9, 15, 2006

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Month – November, 2006

•    NFL Pro Bowl Selection 2006, 2007

•    AP All-Pro First Team Selection 2005, 2006

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Seven, 2009

•    2000s NFL-All Decade Team Punter

 

CAREER

•    Holds the following Buffalo Bills records:

      o   Punting average (gross) – career: 43.8                                                                       
      o  Punts (total) – career: 923

      o   Punts inside the 20 – career: 259

      o   Punting average (gross) – season: 48.2 in 2011

      o   Punts inside the 20 – season: 33 in 2006 (tied with    John Kidd)

      o   Punting average (gross) – game: 57.83 at Chicago (10/8/06)

      o   Longest punt: 84 yards at Green Bay (12/22/02)

      o   Punts inside the 20 – game: 5 at St. Lous (9/28/08) (tied w. multiple punters)

•    Had the longest active consecutive games played streak in the NFL for a punter during his time with the Bills – 179 games

•    Third punter in NFL history with at least two career     touchdown passes

•    Was one of the team’s most durable and effective players. Was the only Bill to play in every game since 2001. Never missed a game in his career.

•    Named the 2005 Pro Football Weekly Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian of the Year Award.  Was honored as the Bills 2003 and 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

•    Was named MMQB Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 14 of 2009 by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King

•    Selected as the Punter for USA Football/NFLPA 2009 “All-Fundamentals” Team on 12/9/09

•    Through his PUNT Foundation, Moorman is a fixture in the Buffalo community making visits to local hospitals every Tuesday during the season and other community events throughout the year.

 

2012

• At NYJ (9/9): Punted two times for a total of 81 yards, including a long of 44 yards

• vs. KC (9/16): Punted seven times for a total of 349 yards, including a long of 60 yards and one punt downed inside the 20-

• at CLE (9/23): Punted six times for a total of 252 yards, including a long of 66 yards and one punt downed inside the 20

• Released by the Bills on 9/25/12 and signed by the Cowboys on 9/27/12

• vs. CHI (10/1): Punted three times for a total of 111 yards,  including two punts landed inside the 20

• at BAL (10/14): Inactive

• at CAR (10/21): Punted four times for a total of 197 yards, including a long of 59 yards and two punts inside the 20

• vs. NYG (10/28): Punted four times for a total of 165 yards, including three punts downed inside the 20

• at ATL (11/4): Punted four times for a total 182 yards, including three punts downed inside the 20

• at PHI (11/11): Punted seven times for a total of 288 yards, including three punts downed inside the 20

• vs. CLE (11/18): Punted seven times for a total of 302 yards, including three punts downed inside the 20

• vs. WAS (11/22): Punted three times for a total of 170 yards, including a long of 64 yards and one punt downed inside the 20

• vs. PHI (12/2): Punted three times for a total of 156 yards, including a long of 63 yards

• at CIN (12/9): Punted five times for a total of 165 yards, including one punt downed inside the 20

• vs. PIT (12/16): Punted six times for a total of 288 yards, including a long of 60 yards

• vs. NO (12/23): Punted six times for a total of 307 yards, including a long of 63 yards and two punts downed inside the 20

• at WAS (12/30): Punted four times for 166 yards, including two punts downed inside the 20

 

2011

•    At KC (9/11), registered five punts for a 36.4 yard net average... One punt resulted in a drive for the Cheifs starting inside the 20… Had a long of 63 yards                               

•    vs. OAK (9/18), registered two punts for a 40.0 yard net average...Had a long of 58 yards                                        
•    vs. NE (9/25), registered five punts for a 44.4 yard net average and two inside the 20...Tied his season long of 63 yards.               

•    At CIN (10/2), registered a season high eight punts for a 40.5 net average and two inside the 20...had a season long 65 yards      

•   vs. PHI (10/9), registered five punts for a 36.8 net average and had one inside the 20...had a long of 64 yards         
•    at NYG (10/16) registered three punts for a 33.0 net average and had one inside the 20...had a long of 64 yards

•    vs. WAS (10/30) registered three punts for a 27.7 net average...had a long of 52 yards                                             

•    vs. NYJ (11/6) registered four punts for a 43.5 net average and two inside the 20...had a season long 66 yards...performed his first kickoff attemp of the season in the 3rd quarter
•    at DAL (11/13), registered three punts for a 50.7 net average and had one inside the 20...Had a long of 59 yards

•    at MIA (11/20), registered six punts for a 34.6 net average ...had a long of 56...had a punt blocked, which was recovered in the end zone for a TD...second career blocked punt (9/8/2002 vs. NYJ)...holds third-longest streak in NFL history without a punt blocked (735)                             
•at NYJ (11/27), registered seven punts for a 38.9 net average...had a long of 54 yards...landed a season best three punts inside the 20                   
•vs. TEN (12/4), registered four punts for a 30.5 net average and had one inside the 20...had a long of 62                     
•at SD (12/11), registered two punts for a 28.5 net average...had a long of 55                                                                 
•vs. MIA (12/18), registered eight punts for a 35.4 net average and 48.0 gross average...put two punts inside the 20...had a long of 62                                                                    
•vs. DEN (12/24), registered four punts for a 44.5 net average and 50.3 gross average...put two punts inside the 20...had a long of 58                                                                      
•at NE (1/2), registered three punts for a 38.1 net average and 48.2 gross average...put two punts inside the 20...had a long of 61

 

2010

Punted a total of 75 times for 3,181 yards with a gross average of 42.4 and a net average of 36.6...also placed 17 punts inside the 20 yard line and had a long of 61 for the season, while not having a single punt blocked

•    Vs. MIA (9/12): Played in 145th career game, breaking a tie between Steve Christie and Henry Jones for 23rd on the all-time list...punted seven times for 298 yards with a gross average of 42.6              

•    At GB (9/19): Punted a total of 5 times for 232 yards with a net average of 38.0 and a long of 51 yards...club record career average was increased to 43.62...placed one punt inside the 20, making it his 13th straight game with a punt inside the opponents 20 yard line     

•    At NE (9/26): Punted one time for 33 yards...played in 147th career game...has appeared in 2nd most games among punters in Bills history

•    Vs. NYJ (10/3): Punted nine times for 395 yards with a net average of 34.7 and a long of 55...placed one punt inside the 20

•    Vs. JAC (10/10): Punted four times for 189 yards with a gross average of 47.3 and a long of 61 yards, his longest of the season
•    At BAL (10/24): Played in 150th career game...placed one punt inside the 20 for 209 for his career

•    At KC (10/31): Punted a total of seven times for 309 yards and an average of 44.1... had a long of 56 yards on the afternoon

•    Vs. CHI (11/7): Punted three times for 87 yards with a long of 38 on the day...placed two punts inside the 20

•    Vs. DET (11/14): Punted a total of seven times for 297 yards...placed a season-high three punts inside the 20

•    At CIN (11/21): Punted one time for 44 yards, which resulted in a touchback for a net of 24.0 yards

•    Vs. PIT (11/28): Played in 155th career game... punted five times for 182 yards for an average of 36.4... placed two punts inside the 20 and had a long of 47 on the day

•    At MIN (12/5): Punted six times for 265 yards for an average of 44.2... placed three punts inside the 20 which ties a season-high... had a long of 55 yards

•    Vs. CLE (12/12): Punted four times for 174 yards with a long of 52... landed one punt inside the 20 and posted an average of 43.5

•    At MIA (12/19): Punted six times for a total of 217 yards with a long of 60 yards and an average of 36.2

•    Vs. NE (12/26): Punted two times for a total of 68 yards with a long of 36

•    At NYJ (1/2): Played in his 160th career game...punted a total of six times for 296 yards with a long of 59...placed one punt inside the 20 making it his 17th of the season

 

2009

•    At NE (9/14): 2 punts gave Patriots field position inside 20 … has posted at least one in-the-20 in 34 of last 38

•    Vs. TB (9/20): Played in 130th career game, breaking tie with Cornelius Bennett for 27th on club participation chart

•    Vs. NO (9/27): Became the third NFL punter since 1960 to have two career touchdown passes … Threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to DE Ryan Denney for the Bills sole touchdown of the game

•    At NYJ (10/18): Longest punt covered 51 yds. … four punts gave Jets field position inside 20

•    At CAR (10/25): Had four punts gave Panthers position inside 20

•    Vs. HOU (11/1): Set a Bills record with 191 career punts inside the 20 surpassing P Chris Mohr (190) … longest punt covered 61 yards

•    At KC (12/3): Longest punt covered 73 yards making it his 13th straight game with a 50+ yard kick … three punts gave the Chiefs position inside the 20. 73-yd. punt ties as 9th longest in Bills history and was his longest since 75-yarder at N.E. 9/23/07 … Moorman has 4 of 10 longest punts in club history

•    Vs. NE (12/20): Longest punt covered 43 yards breaking his 13-game streak with a 50+ yard kick … one punt gave the Patriots position inside the 20.

 

2008

•    Totaled 58 punts for 2,557 yards for a 44.09 average, the fifth-highest in club history

•    Threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to DE Ryan Denney on a fake field goal attempt vs. Sea. (9/7)… was his second career completion and became the sixth non-QB in team history to throw a touchdown pass… first punter in NFL to complete a TD since Pittsburgh’s Josh Miller (1/28/2003)… tied a career game-high nine punts to move into second on the Bills all-time punt attempts list

•    Tied club record with five punts in-the-20 at StL. (9/28)

•    Punted five times for 208 yards, landing four inside the Patriots 20 yard line at NE (11/9)

•    Two of his three punts vs. Cle. (11/17) forced the Browns to start inside their 20 yard line

•    Totaled three punts for 166 yards at NYJ (12/14)… two of his three positioned the Jets inside the 20

•    Increased his club-record punting average to 43.23 with three punts for 158 yards at Den. (12/21)

•    Played in his 128th career game, tying Tony Greene for 28th on club’s participation chart vs. NE (12/28)

2007

•    Vs. Den. (9/9), posted a 43.7 average on six punts… Three punts forced the Broncos to start their drive inside the 20

•    Punted four times for a 43.8 average at Pit. (9/16)… Forced the Steelers to start a drive inside the 20 once

•    At NE (9/23), registered seven punts for a 49.0 average... Two punts resulted in a drive for the Patriots starting inside the 20… Posted a season-long 75-yard; kick his longest since an 80-yarder in 2004

•    Played in his 100th career game vs. NYJ (9/30)… Had a 38.7 average on three punts with one landing inside the 20

•    Vs. Dal. (10/8), posted a 47.4 average on five punts with two forcing the Cowboys to start inside their 20… Recorded a 10-yard rush on a fake punt in the first quarter for a first down… Was his eighth attempt of his career and longest gain since a career-long of 34 yards in 2004… Third career rush of 10+ yards

•    Landed one punt inside the 20 with five punts for a 45.8 average vs. Bal. (10/21)… Had a long of 53-yards… Became the third player in team history to register 500 punts

•    At NYJ (10/28), posted a 34.3 average and had three punts resulting in Jets drives starting inside the 20

•    Posted two punts for 66 yards vs. Cin. (11/4)

•    Kicked six punts for 278 yards at Mia. (11/11)… Placed two inside the 20

•    Landed one punt inside the 20 and four total for a 36.5 average vs. NE (11/18)

•    Posted a 37.8 average on four punts covering 151 yards at JAC. (11/25)

•    Had two punts land inside the 20 at Was. (12/2)… Finished with a 35.0 average on four punts for 140 yards

•    Vs. Mia. (12/9), punted 223 yards on six attempts for a 37.2 average… Three punts forced a Dolphins drive to start inside the 20, extending  his club record to 18 games with at least one kick inside the 20

•    Had a career-high two rushes at Cle. (12/16) for four yards… One rush resulted in a first down, his second chain moving run of the season… Three punts forced the Browns to start inside the 20… 26 inside the 20 punts now tied for 3rd on the club single-season chart

•    Vs. NYG (12/23), posted seven punts covering 267 yards for a 38.1 average and two landing inside the 20… Had one rush attempt on an aborted play

•    At Phi. (12/30), posted a 42.4 average on five punts going 212 yards including two inside the 20

 

2006

•    Earned his second consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl … Named AP All-Pro for the second consecutive season

•    43.6 average was fifth best in club history … he now owns five of the top eight single-season averages

•    Had 92 punts, a new personal high and most by a Bill since Chris Mohr’s 95 in 2000

•    Ranked second in the NFL with a 39.2 net average … average tied for the fifth-best since the stat was first kept in 1976.

•    Had a 50+ yard kick in 15 of 16 games

•    Tied club record and finished second in the NFL with 33 punts inside the 20-yard line …

•    Named special teams player of the week in weeks nine and 14 and player of the month in November

•    At Mia. (9/17), tied club record with a career-high five punts inside the Dolphins 20; his former high was four (11/16/03 vs. Hou. and 11/23/03 vs. Ind.) … had six punts total for an avg. of 41.3 yards

•    vs. Min. (10/1), average of 37.7 yards per punt was lowest since 36.6 at NYJ 10/10/04 … put two punts inside the 20 yd line … first punt of game was 65 yards

•    at Chi. (10/8), averaged 57.83 yards per kick, the highest in a single game by a Bill … had one punt inside the 20 … all 6 punts covered 50+ yards, including a season-long 66-yarder

•    vs. GB (11/5), had a season-high eight punts for 379 yards (47.4) average … four punts inside Packers 20 yard line … had a long kick of 65 yards

•    at Ind. (11/12), averaged 49.2 yards on four kicks … three punts forced Colts inside their own 20-yard line …long kick was 61 yards … also had a 2-yard rush for a first down on a fake punt … raised career punting average to 43.6 yards per kick, a club record

•    vs. Mia. (12/17), averaged 38.7 yards on seven kicks … …four punts inside the Dolphins’ 20 yard line … had a long kick of 51 yards … has a 50+ yard kick in all 14 games this season, a new club record … now has a 50 plus yard kick in 76 of 94 career games  … he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his effort

•    vs. Ten. (12/24), averaged 40 yards on two punts … both punts landed inside the Titans 20 yard line … had a long kick of 47 yards, snapping the club record streak of 14 games with a 50+ yard kick.

 

2005

•    Moorman enjoyed his best season as an NFL punter in 2005 … posted a career-high 45.7 gross average and 39.1 net average with 22 punts inside the 20-yard line … 45.7 gross average led the AFC and set a Bills single season record… ranked second in the AFC with a 39.1 net average … played in his second Pro Bowl in 2006 … averaged 48.5 yards on four punts, placing two inside the 20-yard line … participated in the Pro Bowl skills challenge 40-yard and obstacle course competitions

•    Earned his first AFC Special Teams Player of the Month award in November 2005 after averaging 48.3 yards on 13 punts with a long of 60 yards and six punts inside the 20-yard line.

•    Posted five punts for 267 yards at NO (10/2); his 53.4 average at the time was the 2nd highest in his career; two punts forced Saints to start drive inside 20

•    Longest punt of the game covered 53 yards vs. KC (11/13); three punts forced Chiefs to start drive inside 20, despite 26 MPH winds

•    Recorded longest punt of the season (68 yards) vs. NE (12/11); Registered six punts for 262 yards, two inside 20

 

2004

•    Turned in one of his most productive years despite being plagued by inclement weather and high winds in many games…finished the year with a 43.2 gross average … registered a punt of 60-plus yards in 8-of-16 games

•    Eclipsed 10,000 career punting yards with 223 yards on five punts vs. JAC. (9/12)…registered an 80-yard boot in the first quarter to the JACksonville seven-yard line, the second-longest punt of his career (84 at GB, 12/22/02) and tied for second longest in Bills history

•    Playing in his 50th career game, Moorman punted five times for 199 yards for a 39.8 average, with a long of 63 yards at Oak. (9/19); also completed a 24-yd pass on 4th down to CB Kevin Thomas, the first completion by a Bills non-QB since Chris Mohr’s 44-yd. pass to Daryl Porter (11/19/00 at KC)

•    recorded five punts for the third straight game vs. NE (10/3) for an average of 51.2 yards with two touchbacks and two inside the 20; scrambled for 34 yards after recovering a high snap in the second quarter for a 1st down vs. NE…the 34-yard rush was the third longest by a Bills punter all-time

•    Fighting through 25 mph winds, Moorman averaged 53.0 yards per punt vs. Mia. (10/17), over 15 yards per punt longer than Miami punter Matt Turk’s average; two of his three punts sailed into the end zone, including a 59-yarder; for his performance vs. Mia., Moorman was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the first time in his career

•     at SF (12/26), Moorman’s only punt, traveling 36 yards, landed inside the 20-yard line…also had a pass attempt on a fake punt, marking his third attempt of the season, the most by a Bills non-QB since O.J. Simpson had eight attempts in 1972

 

2003         

•    Was one of the Bills most consistent players, improving on his success form 2002 by posting a 44.6-yard average on his 85 punts, second in the AFC/tied for third in the NFL...surpassed Paul McGuire to become the Bills all-time leader in punting average…his 44.56 average also earned him a spot atop in the Bills all-time list for highest punting average in a season

•    Was awarded the game ball vs. NE (9/7) when he averaged 56.5 yards on four punts, including his season-long 71-yarder, the second longest punt in the NFL in 2003

•    Earned another game ball vs. Was. (10/19) after averaging 48.5 yards on six punts with three over 50 yards

•    Punted a career-high nine times at Dal. (11/9) for an average of 40.4 yards

•    Had four of his six punts fall inside the 20 vs. Ind. (11/23)…also registered the game’s longest run from scrimmage when he jaunted for 21 yards

 

2002

•    Had an outstanding year in his second NFL season and was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate…finished second in the AFC/ third in the NFL with a 43.1-yard average on 66 punts…also had the NFL’s longest punt of 2002 with a club-record 84-yarder in game 15 at Green Bay... 18 of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line…was particularly strong late in the season when the elements made his job more challenging…in game 15 on a cold and windy late December day at GB (12/22), he averaged 47.2 yards on his 6 punts and 3 were downed inside the 20; his best boot came in the 4th quarter; with the Bills backed up at their own 14 he launched a franchise-record 84-yarder that was downed at the Green Bay 2; it was 4 yards longer than the previous team record (Chris Mohr, 80) and 10 yards longer than the previous top kick in the NFL that season (Washington’s Craig Jarrett, 74)

•    Became the first Bills punter to be named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month when he earned the award in October

•    Against the dangerous Raiders return game in week 5 vs. Oak. (10/6), punted 5 times for 243 yards and was key in keeping Oakland from recording any return yards

 

2001

•    In his first season of NFL action, handled all punting duties and also was responsible for kickoffs in the first 10 games for the Bills…finished with 80 punts for the season with a 40.8 average and net of 33.8…landed 16 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and did not have a punt blocked

•    Made his NFL debut vs. NO (9/9) with a 51-yard punt in the first quarter and recorded four punts for 177 yards (44.3 avg.) in that game; also threw an incomplete pass on a fake punt late in the second quarter becoming the first non-quarterback to throw a pass since Chris Mohr, 11/19/00 at K.C

Had four punts of 50+ yards, the first Bill with four in one game, vs. Pit. (9/30)

 

 

CAREER HIGHS

Punts: 9, five times, most recently 10/3/10 vs. New York Jets

Yards: 419, two times, most recently 9/27/09 vs. New Orleans

Touchbacks: 3, 9/11/11 at Kansas City

In 20: 5, 9/17/06 at Miami and 9/28/08 at St. Louis

Long: 84, 12/22/02 at Green Bay

 

COLLEGE

Played at Pittsburg State…finished as the leading punter in school history as well as the top punter ever in the MIAA conference…had 157 career punts with a 44.0-yard average…recorded a 45.6 yard average in his senior season with a long of 63 yards…placed the ball inside the 20 yard line 11 times…also competed on PSU’s indoor and outdoor track team, specializing in the 400-meter hurdles (three-time national champion) and the high hurdles… was the NCAA’s Division II Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 1999… was also a Division II All-America selection in football…. Graduated with a degree in history education.

 

PERSONAL

Participated in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp in June 2008 … Full name – Brian Donald Moorman… lettered in football, basketball and track at Sedgwick (KS) High School… was a three-time National champion in the 400-meter hurdles and an All-American in the 110-meter hurdles … was inducted into the NCAA Division II Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2006 … workedas a substitute secondary education teacher earlier in his career …is among the team’s most active participants in Bills community relations programs; has been a tremendous supporter of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and is involved with a number of other charities… married, wife’s name is Amber and they have a son named Cooper …. Foundation website: www.brianmoorman.org

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