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Tom Moore Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Cardinals coach honored for accomplishments during his 37 years as an NFL assistant


Assistant head coach Tom Moore (right) dispenses advice to QB Logan Thomas during offseason work

Cardinals assistant head coach Tom Moore has been chosen as one of three recipients for the Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award, given for lifetime achievement as an assistant coach in the NFL.

Moore is entering this third year with the Cardinals, and has been an assistant coach in the NFL for 37 seasons. He coached in two Super Bowls apiece during his time with the Steelers and Colts, and he's also worked for the

Vikings, Saints, Jets, Titans and Lions during his storied coaching career, which began at the University of Iowa in 1961.

Moore, Titans assistant head coach Dick LeBeau and former Patriots assistant Dante Scarnecchia make up the class of 2015, as selected by the Pro Football Writers Association. The award is named after Zimmerman, a longtime pro football writer for Sports Illustrated whose writing career was cut short by a series of strokes in November of 2008.

Moore tutored Peyton Manning for the first 13 years of Manning's career, coaching several record-breaking offenses in his time as offensive coordinator with the Colts, and is a regular sounding board for coach Bruce Arians with the Cardinals.

LeBeau, entering his 43rd season as an NFL coach, is a Hall of Fame cornerback and former head coach. He was the Steelers' defensive coordinator from 2004-14, working alongside Arians and other current members of the Cardinals coaching staff during that stint. Scarnecchia spent 32 seasons as an NFL assistant, including 30 with the Patriots, garnering praise as one of the top offensive line coaches in the game.

The 2015 class is the second since the award's inception. Moore, LeBeau and Scarnecchia join 2014 recipients Howard Mudd, Fritz Shurmur, Jim Johnson and Ernie Zampese.

Images of assistant head coach Tom Moore, who was given a lifetime achievement award for his accomplishments during 37 years on NFL sidelines

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