VIDEO: Remembering When Knowshon Moreno Hurdled Ed Reed
By Tristan Jung
Knowshon Moreno's career with the Denver Broncos lasted five years, but perhaps his best moment came during a game against the Baltimore Ravens in 2012.
On December 16, 2012, the Denver Broncos traveled to Baltimore for an important AFC contest. Near the end of the first quarter, Moreno took a handoff from Peyton Manning and found some space for himself. Moreno had Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed in front of him, but he wasn't about to let that stop him.
Moreno spectacularly hurdled Reed and managed to fight for another five yards. Moreno went clean over Reed, barely breaking stride as he motored forward. It's amazing that Moreno was able to make that decision in real-time, let alone leaping that high while on the run. The play became instant highlight-reel material, and the Broncos would ultimately win the game 34-17 on the road.
Of course, this Ravens team would get revenge on the top-seeded Broncos in the Divisional Round, when Joe Flacco famously heaved a pass to Jacoby Jones to seal a Justin Tucker field goal. The Ravens would go on to win the Super Bowl that season, but this run from Moreno was a moment that they'd rather forget.
Moreno would actually only end up with one more healthy season in Denver before signing with the Miami Dolphins. It's unfortunate that injuries derailed his career because he was clearly a fantastic athlete.
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