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UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:32 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

This hasn't been a good week for the UCLA defense.  On Tuesday the team found out it would be losing its stud linebacker Akeem Ayers to the NFL, and today the Bruins found out that their top safety and interception machine, Rahim Moore, would be following Ayers out the door.  Moore made the announcement on Friday.

"I just felt like it was time," Moore said. "Leaving UCLA is hard, but it's like I had a mediocre job and now I'm going for a great job. It's not that I think UCLA is mediocre, but I have dreamed about playing in the NFL my whole life."

"I will let my work and interviews at the combine, and my game films, speak for me.  I just know I'm ready."

Moore has been a starter for the last three years at UCLA, and led the nation in interceptions with 10 in 2009.  He's considered by many to be the top safety available in the draft this year, and any time you're told that, you make the jump.  All entries into the draft have until January 18 to change their mind, but Moore says he's already hired an agent, which makes him ineligible to return.

Moore also said that he plans on returning to UCLA to earn his degree.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:05 am
 

UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

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Since: Jan 22, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2011 4:50 pm
 

UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

This move is good for the Bruins!!  Dietrch Riely is going to be a star!! With Randy Shannon as D-Cord we will be stout.... Talent is there, just need a QB to make us Tick...



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:51 pm
 

UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

I don't blame anybody with enough NFL talent leaving. The way UCLA's ship is sinking, it should be every man for himself.
My thanks to the University for over a decade of mediocrity.



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2011 8:15 pm
 

UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

can you really blame the guy? he can make millions why do it for free....also why take the chance of getting hurt.....i think andrew luck really screwed himself...just my opinion



Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:32 pm
 

UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

Happy for Moore and Ayers and wish them success playing on Sundays. Leaves the Bruins with two big defensive holes to fill and I'm hoping there will be incoming frshmen who can step in right away and make the same impact these departing two had. Neuheisel has his job cut out for him and 2011 may be his last hurrah if the Bruins don't win. It's gonna be an interesting year.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 3:13 pm
 

UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

good luck to him
hope he sneaks into first round but doubt it



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:53 pm
 

UCLA's Rahim Moore headed to NFL

he probably really meant and wanted to say.."I have an unpaid job now, and I've always wanted to get played for my hard work put in playing a game I love"


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