By Greg Carannante
City & Shore Magazine
When he retired in 1986 after 13 seasons, Nat Moore owned almost every Miami Dolphins receiving record. That’ll happen when you’re one of Dan Marino’s favorite targets. Fast-forward 31 years, and the quarterback and wide receiver are still making a connection — now with the annual Dan Marino and Friends Bahamas Weekend, set for May 25-27 in Nassau.
A Florida Gators star raised in Miami, Moore was added to the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll in 1999. The previous year, he created the Nat Moore Foundation to work with disadvantaged kids in Miami-Dade County. No surprise then that the team’s annual community service award is named in his honor. The Miami resident is also a broadcast analyst for Dolphins preseason games.
As Dolphins senior vice president of special projects and alumni relations, Moore, 65, was integral in kicking off the Bahamas Weekend. Among his network of team alumni are the “Dolphin Legends” he taps to join celebrities and fans for the event’s golf classic, flag-football games and other festivities. Of course, he’ll be there too. For more information, please visit MarinoBahamasWeekend.com.
Q. Aside from the weather, what do you enjoy most about living in South Florida?
A. The people — the multicultural diversity of South Florida.
Q. Aside from the weather, what do you dislike most about living in South Florida?
A. Traffic, but it’s worth it. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!
Q. Are you a beach person or a pool person?
A. A pool person.
Q. When in your life are you the happiest?
A. When I vacation with my family at our family reunion in Miami every two years.
Q. What do you do when you’re stuck in a traffic jam on I-95?
A. Listen to the radio to relax.
Q. What music are you listening to now?
Q. Are you a fan, and if so, of what?
A. All sports, especially Dolphins and Florida Gators football.
Q. If you had to choose: Rocky or Raging Bull?
Q. What car are you driving now?
A. Ford Explorer.
Q. What do you like most about yourself?
A. I am proud to be a passionate team player.
Q. What places in South Florida do you recommend to guests visiting from out-of-town?
A. Joe’s Stone Crab.
Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
A. To improve my golf game.
Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
A. The Nat Moore Foundation.