Moe Gardner
No. 67
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1968-08-10) August 10, 1968 (age 53)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Cathedral
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 4 / Pick: 87
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:90
Games started:84
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at · PFR

Morris "Moe" Gardner Jr. (born August 10, 1968) is a former American football defensive tackle. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Atlanta Falcons (1991–1996). Moe Gardner graduated from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where he was a two-time consensus All-American in 1989 and 1990. He was selected as the only active player named to Illinois' All-Century team in 1990 and ranks second in school history in career tackles for loss. He was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year earning the honor in both 1989 and 1990. He was also named as a finalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award. Gardner was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991. 1993 is arguably considered to be his strongest season. That year, he recorded 128 tackles leading the Falcons’ defensive linemen and finishing second overall on the team. In January 2022, Gardner was announced as a member of the 2022 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ "NFF Announces Star-Studded 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class". National Football Foundation - Official Athletics Website. Retrieved 11 January 2022.