Haven Moses
Haven Moses was selected with the 9th pick of the first round of the 1968 Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He would spend his first 4 1/2 seasons in Buffalo before being traded to the Denver Broncos in 1972. Moses was a big play wide receiver averaging 18.1 yards per catch during his career.
 

Haven Moses #25

Player Info

Height 6' 2"
Weight 208 lbs
DOB: 7/27/1946
Wide Receiver

Statistics

NFL.com

NFL Draft

1968/Round 1/Pick 9

Career Highlights

Pro Bowl

1969, 1973

Honors

Denver Broncos Ring of Fame

Team(s) As A Player

Buffalo Bills 1968-1972
Denver Broncos 1972-1981

Haven Moses Day 

On November 25, 1973 the Denver Broncos faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver. It was a game that The Greeley Daily Tribune would call, “Haven Moses Day,” because of all the big catches he made during that game. First, Moses hauled in a spectacular catch, moving the football to the Chiefs’ 40-yard line. Just four plays later, Moses made another great catch, this time an 18-yard touchdown catch in the back of the end zone. After a Denver interception gave the Broncos the football at the 50, another big play was about to happen from the 40-yard line. Charlie Johnson threw the ball to Moses who caught it at the 25-yard line and then Moses did the rest, powering his way into the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown. For the game, Moses hauled in 5 catches for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Broncos won 14-10.

Moses to the Super Bowl 

On January 1, 1978 the Denver Broncos played the Oakland Raiders for the right to go to the Super Bowl. The Broncos offense was led by Craig Morton, Otis Armstrong, and Haven Moses. Denver had always fallen short in prior seasons to both the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But this season, they had already knocked off the Steelers a week earlier and now had a chance to right the ship against Oakland.

It was a hard fought game and Haven Moses shined on this day. After the Oakland Raiders went ahead 3-0, on the Broncos second play Craig Morton hooked up with Moses on a 74-yard touchdown to give the Broncos the lead. With the Broncos leading 14-10, Denver intercepted a Ken Stabler pass. Just three plays later, Morton threw the ball to the end zone and Haven Moses made a fantastic catch diving into the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown. This put the Broncos up 20-10 and they held on with a 20-17 victory over the Raiders and advanced to the Super Bowl against the Dallas Cowboys. For the day, Moses caught 5 balls for a staggering 168 yards and two touchdowns.

Looking Back at Moses

Haven Moses was a big play receiver who played in an era where running the football was the main way to move the ball. For his career he caught 448 passes for 8,121 yards, 18.1 yards per catch average and scored 56 touchdowns. After his playing career, he was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.

By A. Goodin, 20Yardline.com
November 3, 2007