From Bryan DeArdo’s Steelers training camp update at CBS Sports: “Dan Moore Jr. says blocking for Ben Roethlisberger is his top career highlight so far – Moore was part of some memorable moments during Big Ben’s last stand.”

To say that Dan Moore Jr.’s NFL career has been interesting would be an understatement. A former fourth-round pick, Moore was an immediate starter at left tackle for the Steelers and was tasked with protecting Ben Roethlisberger’s blindside during his final season and Kenny Pickett’s during his rookie campaign.

Moore took the challenge head on. He got better throughout his rookie season and helped Roethlisberger start each game during his final season. Moore and the rest of the line also led the way for fellow rookie Najee Harris to set the franchise rookie single-season rushing record.

CBS Sports caught up with Moore prior to Saturday’s training camp practice to discuss his career so far, his current position battle and the current state of Pittsburgh’s offensive line.

What are you the most proud of regarding your NFL career so far?

Dan Moore, Jr.:

“I would say probably being able to block for Ben. That’s definitely pretty awesome, being able to block for somebody like that. A first-ballot Hall of Famer. Somebody I watched growing up pretty much my whole life. That was awesome. Pretty surreal.”

You can read his full interview here.

And what are #7’s thoughts on #65?

“He’s got talent, he’s got passion, he’s smart, and he’s very, very good. He’s going to be the left tackle of the future for this team. He cares about his job so much, in protecting the quarterback. That’s what you want out of your lineman. He’s going to sit there for a long time at left tackle.” — Ben, from his interview on the DVE Morning Show, January 7, 2022.


I love Dan Moore Jr., I do, I played with Dan for one year and I wish I could have played longer…Dan’s got heart, Dan’s got a passion. I’ve always said I will take a guy that is less talented that has more heart than a guy that is super talented with less heart. I had guys that would go out there, Willie Colon, Trai Essex, Chris Kemoeatu, guys that weren’t the most highly recruited, highly touted, but they had more heart than anyone you ran into. They were going to block their butts off because they were going to protect their quarterback.” — Ben, from his podcast, “Footbahlin’ with Ben Roethlisberger, Episode 26.

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