04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 30. *Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M: No player dropped further on my Big Board due to his performance (or lack thereof) during combine and Pro Day drills than Moore, who proved both slower (4.95) and weaker (12 reps) than many of the prospects measuring much smaller than him (6-4, 250) at the combine. Moore has proven to be a playmaker at both defensive end and outside linebacker, but the lack of preparation for the testing could be a sign that Moore's statistics were inflated by the Aggies' scheme and that he should have returned for his senior season. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/14/2013 - 2013 Texas A&M Pro Day: Damontre Moore, DE (6-4 3/8, 260) - Moore had a solid work out, performing as both a linebacker and defensive end at the pro day. He ran the short shuttle in 4.37 seconds and had 19 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press, but was unable to continue due to a sore right leg. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/11/2013 - 2013 Texas A&M Pro Day: Also taking part in Friday's drills was defensive end Damontre Moore. He was slotted as a first-round pick as well after a junior season where he led the team with 85 tackles, including 21 for losses and 12 1/2 sacks. But a poor performance at the combine has caused his draft stock to plummet. The most troubling number in his combine workout were the 12 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press. ''It hit me right afterwards and I was really disappointed and upset,'' he said. ''I even cried, so I was a little baby. I cried around the corner and came back.''
He said the negativity that grew out of the performance encouraged him to do better on Friday, when he benched the weight 19 times. ''It motivated me because I feel like my whole life I've been playing from behind, people saying I can't do this,'' he said. ''I feel like that's when I get the most motivation and do my best work. I want to meet that challenge and prove them wrong.'' - AP Sports
03/11/2013 - 2013 Texas A&M Pro Day: Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore put together an uneven pro day performance Friday, hampered by a hamstring injury that limited his ability to rebound from a subpar showing at the Scouting Combine last month. Moore and the other prospects on-hand worked out for representatives from all 32 NFL teams, led by a contingent of five from the New York Jets, including head coach Rex Ryan. Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, a former Texas A&M Aggie himself, was also in attendance.
Moore began the morning with 19 reps on the 225-pound bench press, which was an improvement from only 12 in Indianapolis. However he decided not to run the 40-yard dash due to the hamstring, resting with his 4.94-second result from the combine. Moore did look better in the 3-cone (7.05) and short shuttle (4.31) drills on Friday. Moore said he tweaked his hamstring at the combine and aggravated the injury while performing his 3-cone drill. Despite wincing in obvious pain, he also took part in the positional drills, working out with both the defensive linemen and linebackers. "I fought through it and put my best foot forward," Moore said. "I got my bench press up and ran decent times."
Moore thought about not participating in the drills due to the hamstring injury, but wanted to perform for scouts. "For him, his evaluation will be off video and how he played," said Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin. "He wouldn't be a projected first rounder if he didn't play like it." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/11/2013 - 2013 Texas A&M Pro Day: Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin believes that Moore is a great player regardless of his testing numbers. ''There's a lot of people that put up really good numbers that don't end up playing at all,'' Sumlin said. ''So I think the key with him is going to be the evaluation off video and how he played. Certainly people wouldn't regard him the way they do as a projected first-round pick if he hadn't played so well. He played with great effort, was extremely productive and had a tremendous year for us last year.'' - AP Sports
03/01/2013 - 2013 NFL PRO DAY DATES TO REMEMBER: March 8 - Texas A&M, Florida International, Mount Union ... Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore had a forgettable combine performance with just 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench and a 4.95 showing in the 40-yard dash. His pro day is just days away, but Moore needs to improve on his numbers across the board to convince scouts he's worthy of a mid-first-round pick. Aggies offensive tackle Luke Joeckel had a good few days in Indianapolis, but he didn't blow anyone away with his workouts, and scouts will want to see him work out again, especially if a team plans on spending a top-5 pick on him. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/27/2013 - 02/27/13 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: 1. Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M ... A versatile pass rusher, Moore has experience as a stand-up linebacker in a 3-4 and with his hand in the ground as a defensive end in a 4-3. He tallied 12.5 sacks in the SEC this past season and has a motor that never quits, finishing with a team-best 85 tackles in 2012. However, Moore needs time to develop his pass rush moves and, by evidence of his combine drills, he lacks the above average strength or athleticism for the position. He finished with a 4.95 40-yard dash and just 12 reps in the bench press. And to put that in perspective, three offensive linemen ran faster times in the 40 and 15 wide receivers produced better numbers in the bench press than the 6-4, 250-pound pass rusher. Moore won't fall as far as his numbers might suggest, but it's clear that he isn't the top-tier prospect some believe. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/27/2013 - TOP 10 COMPELLING NFL COMBINE STORY LINES: 8. Damontre Moore's stock is sliding: It figures to be if you were one of those draft observers who had the Texas A&M DE/OLB as a top-five pick. Moore made a lot of plays in 2012 and benefited from the Aggies' coaching change as much as anyone. He played the Joker spot before last season but really thrived in A&M's new scheme. He learned to become more of an effort guy. But his performance in Indy -- running a terrible 4.95 40 and only getting 11 reps on the bench -- will scare a lot of people projecting him as a linebacker with concerns he's too stiff to play well in space to justify a very high pick. Moore said his slow time was due to a tight hammy. It'd better loosen up by A&M's Pro Day on March 8. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com
02/25/2013 - In their latest mock drafts, CBSSports.com draft analysts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have Damontre Moore going 17th to the Steelers. Moore didn't help himself Monday at the NFL combine when he did 12 reps on the bench press, fewest among 37 defensive linemen, and ran a 4.95 40-yard dash. Moore said he didn't run a second 40 because his hamstring tightened during the first one. "I had a rocky start with the bench press," the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder from Texas A&M said on NFL Network. "I was really disappointed. I was nowhere near what I did when I was training, so I was disappointed at that. "But it's just like football," he continued. "Something always happens, there's some adversity, you've got to learn from it, forget about it and move on."
Moore, who tied for eighth nationally with 12.5 sacks last season, said he normally runs in the mid-4.7 range to low 4.8s. "I've gotta figure out why my hammy is a little tight," he said, professing confidence he'll be able to run at his pro day on March 8. Moore's bench press was alarmingly low. BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah did 21 reps at 225 pounds, and UCLA defensive end Datone Jones did 29 reps. - Larry Hartstein, CBSSports.com
02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Most to gain: Texas A&M's Damontre Moore belongs in the first-round discussion based on his motor and production. However, there are some questions about his natural explosiveness and pass-rush technique, concerns that Moore might be able to assauge throughout drills at Lucas Oil next week. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/04/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DL Damontre Moore is among the NCAA leaders with 12 1/2 sacks during the regular season. He's been held in check over the last two games, however, and five of those sacks came in the first two games. Still, he's the guy on the defensive front that opposing coordinators have to plan around. - The Sports Xchange
01/04/2013 - Scouting the Texas A&M run defense: Texas A&M tweaked its defensive line this offseason, moving Spencer Nealy from end to tackle. He's been able to occupy offensive linemen, helping the Aggies to have a solid season defending the run. Damonte Moore is the dominant force among the front seven, averaging more than a sack a game and able to get into the backfield to disrupt running plays as well. - The Sports Xchange
12/30/2012 - Texas A&M All-American defensive end Damontre Moore, from Dallas, Texas, has decided to forego his senior season at Texas A&M and declare for the 2013 NFL draft. Moore, a junior from Rowlett, Texas, earned first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the American Football Coaches Association, ESPN.com, Max Emfinger CFB, YAHOO! Sports and the Football Writers Association of America.
"I couldn't be happier for Damontre as he pursues his professional dreams in the NFL," Sumlin said. "He's been a great representative of Texas A&M University, as a student and a football player, and I know he will continue to be an ambassador for the University in everything he's does in the future.
Also a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and Ted Hendricks Award finalist, Moore is the Aggies' leader in tackles (80), quarterback sacks (12.5), tackles for loss (20.0), QB hurries (8) and blocked kicks (2). He is on pace to become just the third defensive lineman to lead the Aggies in tackles since 1970, and the first to do it since All-America defensive end Sam Adams in 1993.
"Today is a sad moment and a happy moment," Moore said. "It's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, but I've loved my time representing the 12th Man and with my teammates at Texas A&M. Wherever I go, I will always be an Aggie at heart." - Texas A&M football
12/30/2012 - Texas A&M junior defensive end Damontre Moore will forego his senior season and declare for the 2013 NFL Draft. Moore is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 2 defensive end for the 2013 NFL Draft and No. 8 prospect overall. "Today is a sad moment and a happy moment," Moore said. "It's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, but I've loved my time representing the 12th man and with my teammates at Texas A&M. Wherever I go, I will always be an Aggie at heart."
Moore earned First Team All-SEC honors in 2012, leading the Aggies with 80 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. A native of Rowlett, Texas, he also earned numerous All-American honors.
"I couldn't be happier for Damontre as he pursues his professional dreams in the NFL," Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin said. "He's been a great representative of Texas A&M University, as a student and a football player, and I know he will continue to be an ambassador for the University in everything he does in the future." Texas A&M will meet Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, Jan. 4 at Cowboys Stadium. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/16/2012 - 2012 AFCA FBS COACHES' ALL-AMERICA TEAM: DL Damontre Moore, Jr., Texas A&M...Moore, a finalist for the Hendricks Trophy and a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and Bednarik Trophy, was named to the AP's second team after making 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. - Texas A&M football
12/16/2012 - 2012 WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM: DL Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4 250 Jr., Rowlett, TX...Moore, a finalist for the Hendricks Trophy and a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and Bednarik Trophy, was named to the AP's second team after making 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. - Texas A&M football
12/16/2012 - 2012 AP ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM: DE - Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M... Moore, a finalist for the Hendricks Trophy and a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and Bednarik Trophy, was named to the AP's second team after making 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. - Texas A&M football
12/16/2012 - 2012 NCAA FBS CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICAN: DL - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, junior...Moore, a finalist for the Hendricks Trophy and a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and Bednarik Trophy, was named to the AP's second team after making 12.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. - Texas A&M football
12/08/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DE - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, Jr., has been selected First Team All-Southeastern Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Moore (Rowlett, Texas) emerged as the country's breakout defender in his third season in Aggieland. His 12.5 quarterback sacks on the season tie for No. 2 in the nation and he ties for third in tackles for loss with 20. The junior paces the team with 80 tackles and could become just the third defensive lineman in the past 40 seasons to lead A&M in tackles. Moore currently leads the Aggies in tackles, solo tackles, sacks, tackles for loss, QB hurries and blocked kicks. - Texas A&M football
12/08/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, has been selected First Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Moore (Rowlett, Texas) emerged as the country's breakout defender in his third season in Aggieland. His 12.5 quarterback sacks on the season tie for No. 2 in the nation and he ties for third in tackles for loss with 20. The junior paces the team with 80 tackles and could become just the third defensive lineman in the past 40 seasons to lead A&M in tackles. Moore currently leads the Aggies in tackles, solo tackles, sacks, tackles for loss, QB hurries and blocked kicks. - Texas A&M football
11/29/2012 - 2012 TED HENDRICKS DEFENSIVE END OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST: DAMONTRE MOORE - TEXAS A&M 6'4" 250 lbs JR...Moore made the switch from linebacker this season and is has paid off in a big way. He leads the Aggies in tackles (80), sacks (12.5), tackles for loss (20), QB hurries (8) and blocked kicks (2). The last Aggie lineman to lead his team in tackles was NFL Pro Bowl end/tackle Sam Adams in 1993. Moore's performance this season has earned him a spot on the AFCA FBS Coaches' All- America team and two selections as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. - The Ted Hendricks Foundation
10/23/2012 - Week 8 Rewind: While LSU's more celebrated pass rushers were largely held in check in this contest, Texas A&M's top defender, junior defensive end Damontre Moore, used the high profile contest to pad his increasingly hard-to-ignore r??sum??. Moore (pictured above chasing LSU QB Zach Mettenberger) entered this contest leading the FBS in tackles for a defensive lineman (52) as well as sacks (8.5) from an SEC defensive lineman. Perhaps even more impressive, Moore led the Aggies in tackles, tackles for loss (15) and sacks. Prior to suffering an apparent left leg injury midway through the second quarter, Moore led an Aggies' defense that had largely dominated the LSU offense. The hyper-active 6-4, 250 pound Moore registered three tackles, including a sack and a pass broken up early in this contest and showcased his versatility while doing it, alternating between left and right defensive end, as well as looping inside to rush up the middle and even dropping off occasionally into coverage on zone blitzes. He consistently applied pressure to Mettenberger but also showed terrific effort in pursuit, beating Tigers' backs to the edge and closing on receivers from behind yards downfield. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
10/23/2012 - SEC: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 8: Keep an eye on: DE Damontre Moore, 6-5, 250 pounds, Texas A&M : Why you should watch him? SEC offensive linemen have struggled to block Moore, thus his draft stock is rising rapidly. He had another strong day in the Aggies' 24-19 loss to LSU with 10 tackles and a sack. He currently leads the SEC in sacks with 9.5. He's a player who could play in multiple schemes. He played OLB in Texas A&M's 3-4 defense last year before switching to DE in the 4-3 this season. Season stats (seven games): 62 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 17 TFLs, 1 forced fumble. Player ranking: Moore is ranked as the No. 13 prospect overall and is the third-best DE in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: Moore and the Aggies play at Auburn next week. Moore could add to his league lead in sacks against a shaky Auburn OL. - Daniel Lewis, CBSSports.com
10/22/2012 - WEEK 8 SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Damontre Moore, Defensive End, Texas A&M ... Moore led Texas A&M with 10 total tackles, including eight solo stops, with two for losses (-4 yards), including a sack, a pass deflection and a quarterback pressure in the Aggies' 24-19 loss to LSU...Outside of LSU's three touchdown plays (combined 96 yards), the Aggie defense gave up 220 yards on 71 plays...Moore leads the NCAA FBS in tackles for loss (2.43 per game) and sacks (1.36 per game) this season. - SEC football
09/17/2012 - WEEK 3 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: DE DAMONTRE MOORE (Texas A&M) -- Totaled six tackles with two sacks, two QB pressures and one pass deflection against SMU. - SEC football
09/11/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: One of the questions heading into the opener was A&M's defensive front in the new 4-3 scheme. The Aggies recorded eight sacks against Florida. The defense as a whole impressed, holding Florida to 307 total yards. Damontre Moore led A&M with three sacks for a loss of 21 yards. Moore moved from outside linebacker to defensive end in the new 4-3, but was still able to get pressure from his new position. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm really tired of losing games and talking about what we should have done. We really need to figure out how to win games here." -- Senior LB Sean Porter. - The Sports Xchange
09/10/2012 - WEEK 2 SEC CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Damontre Moore, Defensive End, Texas A&M...Moore registered 10 total tackles, seven solos, and had three QB sacks (-21 yards) in Texas A&M's 20-17 loss to Florida. Moore now leads the nation in sacks per game (3.00) and is fifth in tackles for loss per game (3.00). - SEC football
09/07/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DE Damontre Moore -- He recorded 8 1/2 sacks last season and will be challenged to make an impact from the defensive line, instead of at outside linebacker. - The Sports Xchange
08/01/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON TED HENDRICKS AWARD WATCH LIST: DAMONTRE MOORE, TEXAS A&M, has been selected a preseason candidate for the 2012 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. On-field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness are some of the criteria used to determine the Award's winner. - Ted Hendricks Foundation
07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): DL - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, ... Moore, from Rowlett, Texas, came on strong down the stretch in 2011 to post 8.5 sacks and team-highs with 17.5 tackles for losses and four forced fumbles. - Texas A&M football
07/18/2012 - 2012 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, has been selected to the Preseason Butkus Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the top linebacker in college football by the Butkus Foundation. Moore, from Rowlett, Texas, came on strong down the stretch to post 8.5 sacks and team-highs with 17.5 tackles for losses and four forced fumbles in 2011. - Texas A&M football