Friday, September 26, 2014

Bluebird Football Alum Inducted into UK Athletics Hall of Fame

Marty Moore, HHS alum, will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend/UK Athletics

Highlands High School alumnus and former NFL player Marty Moore will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame during this weekend's Hall of Fame celebration, which includes a ceremony during Saturday's home football game against Vanderbilt.

Moore, who attended and played football for Highlands in the late 1980s, went on to become a UK Wildcat, where he was named First-Team All-SEC Linebacker in 1993 and ranked fourth in UK history for total tackles.

After his time at UK, Moore began what would become an eight-year NFL career upon being drafted by the New England Patriots in 1994. After six seasons with the Patriots, Moore then went on to play for the Cleveland Browns for the 2000 NFL season, before returning to New England for one final season in 2001.

It was during this final season that Moore earned a Superbowl ring, during Superbowl XXXVI against the St. Louis Rams.

The UK Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 2005 to recognize and honor persons whose participation and contributions enriched and strengthened the university’s athletic program. The charter class included 88 individuals who had previously had their jersey retired by UK.

There is a five-year waiting period – after leaving UK – to be eligible for inclusion into the Hall of Fame.  A committee consisting of Hall of Famers, media members, campus representatives, and current coaches and administrators elects new inductees each year.

- Staff report

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