CANTON, Ohio — In 2005, Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame WR/RB Lenny Moore received quite a surprise when LaDainian Tomlinson approached his record for scoring a touchdown in 18 consecutive appearances. Moore was not surprised that Tomlinson was approaching his record. Moore was surprised that he even had the record.
“Nobody watched the records back then,” Moore said while participating in the NFL.com marathon chat on Friday. “At least nobody on our team cared about the record.”
A pretty remarkable feat considering that Moore played with future Hall of Famers, QB Johnny Unitas and WR Raymond Berry.
“None of us cared about the records, we only cared about winning games and making the playoffs,” Moore said.
The Colts of the 1950s were one of the premiere teams in the NFL. Moore was a member of the 1958 championship team which defeated the Giants in — what some people call — the greatest game ever played. Moore had five receptions for 99 yards in that game.
When Moore retired following the 1967 season, he left behind some amazing statistics: 12,451 combined net yards, 5174 yards rushing, 363 pass receptions, and 113 touchdowns.
– Adam Rank