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Corey Moore

Defensive End

Corey Moore

Inducted 2023

Date of Birth



Brownsville, TN


Virginia Tech (1997-1999)


Corey Moore is the most decorated defensive player to wear a Hokie uniform. A two-time First Team All-America, and just the second Hokie ever to earn unanimous honors (1999), Moore became the first player in history to claim both the Lombardi Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy in the same season. Moore anchored Virginia Tech's famed "Lunch Pail Defense,” which led the nation in rushing defense (85.0 ypg) and first downs allowed (352) during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. The team went 27-9 during his three seasons in Blacksburg, including three bowl berths. The team posted a 7-5 record in 1997, appearing in the 1998 Gator Bowl. The following year, the Hokies improved to 9-3 on the season, defeating Alabama38-7 in the Music City Bowl, with Moore claiming game MVP honors. In 1999, the Hokies crafted the best performance in school history, finishing 11-1 and ranking No. 2 in the final AP Poll after playing in the BCS National Championship Game against Florida State in the 2000 Sugar Bowl, the school's first-ever appearance in a national title game. The two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Moore helped the Hokies claim the 1999 Big East title, and he twice led the conference in sacks, posting 17.5 in 1999 and 13.5 in 1998. He finished his career with 166 tackles, 58 tackles for loss, 35 sacks, four pass breakups, three fumble recoveries (including one returned for a touchdown), six forced fumbles and three blocked kicks. The Hokies retired Moore's jersey in 2010.


Height 5'11"

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1999 All-Conference
  • 1999 Conference MVP
  • 1999 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1999 Nagurski Award Winner
  • 1999 Unanimous All-America
  • 1998 All-Conference
  • 1998 Conference MVP
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