Wilbur Moore
No. 35
Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1916-04-22)April 22, 1916
Austin, Minnesota
Died:August 9, 1965(1965-08-09) (aged 49)
Takoma Park, Maryland
Career information
NFL Draft:1939 / Round: 9 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Offensive yards:2,125
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Wilbur John Moore (April 22, 1916 – August 9, 1965) was an American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1939 NFL Draft. On August 9, 1965, Moore was shot to death in front of his wife's home in Mitchellville, Maryland. He and Clara Moore had been separated for three months, and had been seen arguing before she killed him with a single shot from a .22 caliber revolver.[1]


  1. ^ "Wilbur Moore, Grid Ace, Slain", Chicago Tribune, August 10, 1965, p1