April 29, 2012
New Orleans - Former Tulane defensive end Dezman Moses has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers and is expected to play at the outside linebacker position for the 13-time world champions.
"This is a great opportunity and I feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity to play with the Green Bay Packers," Moses said. "I got a call from my agent and then the Packers about 10-15 minutes after the draft. It was a big relief and a lot of excitement at the same time. I have been talking to the Packers throughout the process and they believe in me and are willing to give me a chance so I am definitely going to make the best of it. I want to make sure they will not be disappointed in looking at me. My family is very excited and this is a life-long dream for me. I am beyond ecstatic and looking forward to getting to work.
"Green Bay runs a 3-4 defense so they will put me at outside linebacker, which is great. That's an ideal position for me after playing the same position at Iowa and defensive end at Tulane. It's a mixture of the position and will be great for me and give me a chance to succeed."
A native of Willingboro, N.J., Moses was a two-year letterwinner and starter for the Green Wave during the 2010 and 2011 campaigns after transferring to Tulane from the University of Iowa. Moses started 22 of 23 games played, including all 13 this past season, and completed his career with 114 total tackles (59 solo), including 24.5 stops for lost yardage, 15.5 sacks, and forced six fumbles, while recovering two, and logged one interception.
This past season, Moses was an All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana second team performer and finished the season with 52 tackles, including 12 stops for lost yardage and 9.5 sacks, along with three forced fumbles, five pass break-ups and seven hurries. He led TU's defensive line in total stops and ranked fifth overall in tackles.
During his first campaign with the Green Wave, he played in 10 games with nine starts and earned second-team All-Louisiana and honorable-mention All C-USA recognition after he registered 51 tackles (22 solo), including 11.5 stops for lost yardage and 6.0 sacks, along with three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week after recording six tackles with 1.5 sacks among 2.5 tackles for loss at Rutgers.