UCLA football: Rahim Moore selected by the Denver Broncos
Moore was the 45th player taken overall. He led the nation with 10 interceptions as a sophomore in 2009. His play was less impressive last season, when he finished with one interception, but he still possessed ball-hawking ability. NFL scouts were wary of his tackling ability but were impressed by his speed and quickness.
"Patience is a virtue," Moore said in an interview with the NFL Network. "I prayed that I would be in the NFL one day. It shows that hard work and dedication pays off. I'm blessed."
Moore started immediately as a freshman in 2008. He intercepted three passes that season. His 14 career interceptions are tied for third in UCLA history with James Washington.
-- Chris Foster
Photo: UCLA safety Rahim Moore celebrates after making a stop of Washington State running back James Montgomery on a goal-line stand in 42-28 victory at the Rose Bowl. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times