Central Catholic High School is happy to welcome Louis Vasquez and Larry Moore to the football coaching staff!
A native of San Diego, Calif., Moore began his football career at Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, California. He attended Grossmont Junior College where he was a standout on the football field and in the classroom. He earned All-American honors in 1994 as well as Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. He was also named the Grossmont College Athlete of the Year.
After his second year at Grossmont, Moore turned down offers to Arkansas, Mississippi and others, and decided on BYU. He earned All-WAC both years he played at BYU as well as earning a spot on the Lavelle Edwards Dream Team in 2000. He graduated with a degree in business management.
Moore entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 1997. He made his first NFL roster with the Indianapolis Colts (#50) the following year when franchise quarterback Peyton Manning arrived as a rookie. While in Indianapolis, Moore earned the title of team captain. In 1999 Moore was part of the biggest single season turnaround in NFL history with the Colts finishing 13-3 and winning the AFC East. He wound up starting 73 of 96 NFL regular-season games he played in, a true testament to his work ethic and desire to be great at what he did.
He signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent in 2002, again earning the team captain title. From the Redskins, Moore made his way to the Cincinnati Bengals for two years in 2004 and 2005 where he would end up retiring from the NFL.
After his NFL career, he jumped into the coaching ranks at Bridgewater College as the tight ends coach. Following a year at Bridgewater he returned to the NFL and began internships with Cincinnati and Indianapolis. He assisted with the offensive line of the Bengals in 2009 and with the Colts in 2010.
Moore has a daughter, Isabella.
Vasquez, attended Corsicana High School in Corsicana, Texas, a rural town near Dallas. He attended Texas Tech University where he received numerous awards and honors in football including: 2007 All-Big 12 honorable mention, 2008 All-Big 12 second-team, 2008 Rivals.com second team All-American, and 2008 Associated Press third team All-American.
He was drafted into the NFL in the 3rd round (78th overall) in 2009 by the San Diego Chargers, whom he played with until 2012. During his time with the Chargers, Vasquez became the sole rookie in the starting lineup after competing for the right guard starting position with 9-year veteran, Kynan Forney. Vasquez won the spot and stayed there throughout his tenure with the Chargers. He was the only rookie on the Chargers to be apart of the All-Rookie team that year.
In 2013, Vasquez signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos. He was selected to be in the 2014 Pro Bowl after not allowing a single sack in 2013. He could not play due to the Broncos appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII. On February 7, 2016, Vasquez was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl L (50). In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.
Vasquez retired from the NFL in 2016 after three seasons with the Denver Broncos.