Travis Moore - Wide Receiver - 1994, 96-02 - Ball State
Travis Moore was a two-time Grey Cup champion with the Calgary Stampeders. The Santa Monica, California native played two seasons at Ball State and was the schools leading receiver as a senior. Moore first signed with the Stampeders in 1994 as a free agent and saw action in 5 games. He was with the New Orleans Saints in 1995 but did not see any action before re-signing with Calgary in 1996. From there the sure handed receivers career took off.
In his first full season in 1996 he had 690 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns. Moore learned from the great Allen Pitts and by 1998 he was a top target for Jeff Garcia. The Stampeders won the 1998 Grey Cup on a last second field goal and Travis Moore was a key part of that team with 818 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. With Dave Dickenson throwing his way in 1999 Moore broker the 1,000 plateau with 1,198 and 7 touchdowns and was a league all-star.
By the 2000 season Moore had assumed the mantle of go-to receiver from Allen Pitts. Moore had his finest season with 1,431 and 15 touchdowns. He was a league All-Star for a second time.
In 2001, Travis joined the San Francisco Demons of the XFL along with teammate Kelvin Anderson and B.C. Lion Jimmy Cunningham the Demons would make the championship game falling to the Los Angeles Xtreme. Moore had 172 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns for the Demons in the only year of the leagues existence. He was back with the Stampeders in time for the season and had a strong season with 1,298 for his third straight All-Star selection. In his second championship game of 2001, Moore would this time be victorious as Calgary defeated Winnipeg to win the Grey Cup.
Travis had 10 touchdowns in 2002 to go with 1,108 yards.
Moore was dealt to the Roughriders in 2003 for a 1st round pick and took over as the top receiver in Saskatchewan. He would break the 1,000 yard mark in 2004 with 1,025 and 9 touchdowns. He was a veteran presence for the Roughriders mentoring their young receivers on how to be a professional in the CFL. Injuries would slow Moore in 2005 and he would retire at the end of the season.
A great career for a great receiver, Moore continues to coach in the CFL.
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