Because of the long road he took to reach the NFL, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has become one of the league's feel-good stories in 2012. Coincidentally, Lance Moore followed a similar path to improbable success with the New Orleans Saints.
Like Hawkins, Moore was an undersized, undrafted college free agent from the University of Toledo. Both were forced to play in alternate leagues -- Moore in NFL Europe; Hawkins in Canada with the CFL -- to keep their NFL dreams alive. Moore overcame these longs odds to become one of the top receivers in Saints history and a hero in Super Bowl XLIV with his acrobatic scoring catch on a key two-point conversion.
Moore spoke with FOXSports.com this week about his NFL career, playing for the Saints, the state of his 0-3 team and Hawkins himself.
Q: This is your eighth NFL season. How does an undrafted guy from Toledo make it for so long?
Moore: "I think it's just the way I work. I never had the feeling in the back ...