Former Baltimore Colt Lenny Moore: ‘God has blessed me with talent and ability which I never knew I had’
Former Baltimore Colt Lenny Moore greets Maryland football coach Randy Edsall as celebratries line up for a photo. The group played in the 23rd annual York County Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Classic at the Outdoor Country Club in Manchester Township, Pa., recently. Moore and Edsall have links to York County. (See additional photos and a video of Lenny Moore below.) Also of interest: Walking in the footsteps of heroes and Who were most prominent 20th-century sports heroes in York and Adams counties? and York County has produced several star NFL players
Lenny Moore often comes to York for golf and other benefit appearances.
It’s a bit of a homecoming for him.
The former Penn State and Baltimore Colt’s star’s mother and father, George and Virginia Moore; his uncles, Ernest and John Moore; and Eliza Moore, mother of George, Ernest and John, are all buried in North York’s Lebanon Cemetery. …
Former Colt Jesse Thomas jokes around with friend George Jones (reflected on the left) and former Colt Lenny Moore (reflected on the right) at a 2008 Special Olympics benefit in York County.
It’s refreshing to hear a professional athlete who is grateful for his successes.
Most recently, Moore was in York County for a Special Olympics golf benefit, and the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ story on the benefit began:
Lenny Moore knows he’s had a great life.
Getting to play at Penn State, then going onto a Hall-of-Fame football career, the flanker/running back loves to give back now since his playing days are over.
The 77-year-old was back at it Monday at the Out Door Country Club as part of the 23rd annual York County Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Classic.
“I thank God — man, that could be me. That could easily be me,” Moore said of supporting the charity. “What do I have that they need that after I give it to them will make them better because I’ve given it to them, and that’s love.
“God has blessed me with talent and ability which I never knew I had. Coaches brought it out of me,” said Moore, who played in the NFL from 1956-1967.
When asked about other Lenny Moore links to York County, Wm. Lee Smallwood, a student of York County history, wrote:
“… Lenny Moore is/was related to most all Moores in York City. I remember his uncle and aunt living in the 400 Block of S. Court St.
Lee said many of the older Moores are deceased, but many of Lenny’s younger cousins live in York.
York County’s Visual Impact Productions produced a set of CD’s featuring Lenny Moore and nine other top running backs at Penn State.
Also of interest, again:
Walking in the footsteps of heroes and Who were most prominent 20th-century sports heroes in York and Adams counties? and York County has produced several star NFL players
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– Of course, you can always search for York Town Square posts on Google. For example, when you search for yorktownsquare and professional athletes, you get this.
*Photos courtesy of York Daily Record/Sunday News