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8. Herman Moore, WR, 1991-2001

For the time being, Herman Moore is statistically the best wide receiver in Detroit Lions history.

Moore was the Lions’ first-round draft pick in 1991 and went on to shatter virtually all of Detroit’s receiving records. He played in 145 games during 11 seasons (1991–2001) in Detroit. Moore also earned four Pro Bowl appearances.

He holds Detroit’s records for career receptions at 670.

On November 10, 2013, his touchdown catch record of 62 was surpassed by Calvin Johnson. On December 8, 2013 Johnson also broke his career receiving yards record of 9,174.

In 1995 he was selected the Lions’ MVP on offense after breaking club marks in both catches (also a NFL record of 123) and yards (1,686) while scoring 14 touchdowns.

His finest single-game performance came on December 4, 1995 against the Chicago Bears when he had a club record 14 catches for 183 yards, the fifth best total in Detroit history.

He also was the last Lion to catch three TD passes in a game (October 29, 1995 vs. Green Bay) until Roy Williams (wide receiver)” href=””>Roy Williams matched the total during the 2005 season.

Moore was a member of Lions’ squads who earned six playoff appearances in the 1990s (1991, 1993–95, 1997 and 1999). He was also a member of two teams that won the NFC Central division (1991 and 1993).

Moore was selected to four Pro Bowls (1994 to 1997).