Former Alouettes, Riders fullback Spencer Moore announces retirement

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Former CFL fullback Spencer Moore has announced his retirement from football.

Moore made the announcement via a post to his Instagram account on Thursday morning, saying he will be moving on to a career in the Hamilton Fire Department.

“After 9 years of pro football, 17 years of football as a whole, countless memories and lifetime friendships made, I am happy and proud to announce my retirement and the beginning of the next chapter. I’m so thankful for the people, the memories, the wins and the losses I’ve encountered over the past 17 years. I’m even more thankful for the constant love and support I’ve had from friends and loved ones through the ups and downs. I look forward to serving the Hamilton community through the Hamilton Fire Department, and honouring the proud tradition that is the HFD.”

The 32-year-old Moore was originally selected in the fifth round, 44th overall, during the 2013 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders and played six seasons for the organization. He finished his career with the Montreal Alouettes, spending two seasons with the team, but was not retained following the 2021 campaign.

In 104 career games, Moore made 52 special teams tackles and forced two fumbles. He was also a contributor in the passing game, catching 35 passes for 285 yards.

The native of Hamilton, Ontario won a Grey Cup in his first CFL season with Saskatchewan, adding to a trophy case that already included a Vanier Cup ring from his time with McMaster University.