DL Damontre Moore was working at Home Depot before Raiders signed him
One of the newest members of the Oakland Raiders was actually working for a home improvement supply store when he got the call telling him he would be added to the team’s roster.
Back in October, Damontre Moore worked out for the Raiders. At the time, he did not receive a contract offer from the team. Moore, who was drafted in 2013 out of Texas A&M, needed to earn an income while trying to relive his NFL dreams, so he had been working at Home Depot while training and working out on the side.
This week, Oakland came calling after cutting Fadol Brown.
Damontre Moore was working 11-hour shifts at Home Depot when he got the call from #Raiders. “Never lost sight of my dream.” Worked out for team way back in Oct.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) December 5, 2018
New #Raiders DE Damontre Moore was working at a Home Depot on the night shift, building displays, in Frisco, Texas. Napped after his shift, then worked out to stay ready
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) December 5, 2018
These types of stories are always heartwarming, especially when the player talks about never giving up on their dream. He’s actually not the first pro athlete we know of who turned to Home Depot for a job.
Moore, a defensive end, has spent time with the Giants, Dolphins, Seahawks, and Cowboys during his career. In 52 games, he has recorded 10 sacks.