Emery Moorehead
No. 80, 86, 43, 87
Position:Tight end,
Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1954-03-22) March 22, 1954 (age 69)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Evanston Township
NFL Draft:1977 / Round: 6 / Pick: 153
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Emery Matthew Moorehead (born March 22, 1954) is an American former professional football player who was a tight end and wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, and the Chicago Bears. He won a Super Bowl ring as the starting tight end and a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears.[1] Moorehead played college football for the Colorado Buffaloes football, where he played running back his first two seasons before converting to wide receiver as a junior. He captained the 1976 Big Eight Conference champion Buffalos and finished his college career with 231 rushing yards, 40 receptions for 751 yards, and six touchdowns.[2] Moorehead was drafted in the sixth round of the 1977 NFL Draft.

Moorehead is the father of ex-Indianapolis Colts receiver Aaron Moorehead, and the cousin of former NBA basketball player Brad Daugherty. Emery and his son Aaron are the NFL's first father and son duo to have both played in and won Super Bowls.[3]

Moorehead played a total of 12 seasons in the NFL and retired with 224 receptions for 2,980 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also returned 31 kickoffs for 617 yards and rushed for 114 yards. Moorehead was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and later became a director of the Hall. He has served on the Board of Directors of Northeast Illinois Council of Boy Scouts since 1989. Moorehead earned the rank of Eagle Scout (1969) was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2012.[4]

Moorehead was a real estate agent from 1986 until 2013 with Koenig & Strey Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of America in Northbrook, Illinois, and is Past Chairman of the North Shore - Barrington Association of realtors.[5]


  1. ^ "Bears Trounce Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl". Los Angeles Times. January 27, 1986. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  2. ^ "Emery Moorehead College Stats".
  3. ^ "Of Fathers and Sons and the Fraternity of Football".
  4. ^ Wendell, Bryan (January 28, 2015). "14 Eagle Scouts with Super Bowl ties". Bryan on Scouting.
  5. ^ "Emery Moorehead". LinkedIn.