PRO (75-30/1-0): Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats agreed to terms with the Steelers on a three-year contract on March 9, 2015. Was signed to a one-year contract with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent (from Buffalo Bills) on March 24, 2014…originally selected by the Bills in the sixth round (178thoverall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…named the Bills’ Walter Payton Man of the Year and the recipient of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award in 2013.
2014 (16-10/1-0): Arthur Moats saw action in all 16 games with 10 starts in the regular season…made his postseason debut vs. Baltimore in the AFC Wild Card Game.
2013 (16-12): Linebacker Arthur Moats set career highs in games played (16) and starts (12)…recorded a career-high 48 tackles, including five games with five or more stops…added six special teams stops (two 10/13 vs. Cincinnati, and one on 9/8 vs. New England, 11/10 at Pittsburgh, 11/17 vs. N.Y. Jets and 12/1 vs. Atlanta).
2012 (14-4): Linebacker Arthur Moats saw action in 14 contests with four starts…placed on the Reserve/Injured List on December 18 with an ankle injury and missed the remainder of the season…totaled 18 tackles on defense and seven special teams tackles (two 11/15 vs. Miami and 12/9 vs. St. Louis, and one 9/16 vs. Kansas City, 10/21 vs. Tennessee and 11/25 at Indianapolis).
2011 (14-0): Linebacker Arthur Moats played in 14 games…inactive for the first two games (at Kansas City and vs. Oakland)…totaled 20 tackles, tied his career high with 2.5 sacks, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble…added nine special teams tackles (two 10/9 vs. Philadelphia, 12/11 at San Diego and 12/24 at Denver, and one 9/25 vs. New England, 10/16 at N.Y. Giants and 11/27 at N.Y. Jets).
2010 (15-4): Linebacker Arthur Moats saw action in 15 games, starting the final four of the season…inactive 10/10 vs. Jacksonville due to an elbow injury…recorded 23 tackles, set a career-high with 2.5 sacks and added his first career forced fumble…also had a career-high 10 tackles on special teams (two 9/19 at Green Bay, 11/7 vs. Chicago, 11/14 vs. Detroit, and one 9/26 at New England, 11/28 vs. Pittsburgh, 12/5 at Minnesota and 12/12 vs. Cleveland).
COLLEGE: Linebacker Arthur Moats started 29-of-49 games…recorded 208 tackles and finished second in school history with 29 sacks…added 48.5 TFLs. 2009: Earned the Buck Buchanan Award, given annually to the top defensive player in the FCS…named James Madison’s Athlete of the Year…named a team captain…named CAA Defensive Player of the year and earned first-team all-conference accolades…started all 11 games…led the team with a career-best 90 tackles and set a school single-season record with 23.5 TFLs, which also led the nation…led the conference with 11.0 sacks, which ranked third in the nation…earned CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors with nine tackles, a forced fumble and a sack vs. Liberty…returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown to go along with seven tackles vs. Towson. 2008: Earned third-team All-CAA and second-team all-state honors by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association…named team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year…led the defensive line with 65 tackles (40 solo), good for third-best on the team…posted team-best 15.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks…the 11.5 sacks tied for school’s number-two single-season mark and a share of the CAA lead…registered a career-best 11 stops (in playoff win vs. Villanova. 2007: Started 5-of-12 games totaling 45 tackles…tied for the team lead in sacks (6.5), ranking sixth in the CAA…posted a then career-best eight tackles vs. Towson. 2006: Played in each game as a true freshman posting 18 tackles…recorded a season-best five tackles vs. William & Mary…returned a fumble 22 yards for JMU’s final score vs. Delaware.
PERSONAL: Attended Churchland High School (Portsmouth, Va.)…tabbed team’s most valuable player adding first-team all-district, All-Tidewater and second-team all-state defensive end accolades…also a district champion in wrestling and in the shot put as a senior…state all-star game invitee…earned first-team all-district and second-team All-Tidewater honors as a junior with second team all-district accolades his sophomore year….lettered in five sports: football, basketball, wrestling, soccer and track and field...son of Rosalind and Arthur Moats…is married to Shonda, and they have two daughters, Kaylor and Ava, and one son, Grey…Full name: Arthur Nathan Moats III.
The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets in Week 10.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9 at Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the New York Giants in the first 2014 preseason game at MetLife Stadium.
Steeler players and fans celebrate clinching a playoff spot.
The Steelers team up with Circle C Youth & Family Services to take kids shopping at American Eagle.
Go around the Steelers locker room following their 14-3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Canton, Ohio.
Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats talks about playing for outside linebackers coach Joey Porter.
Go around the locker room following the team's minicamp.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Arthur Moats and Sean Spence went undercover as local artists at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.