Former Illinois standout and Super Bowl champion Aaron Moorehead enters his third season on the Stanford coaching staff as an offensive assistant.
He comes to The Farm after spending the 2009 season was a graduate assistant coach at the University of New Mexico, where he worked with the wide receivers.
Following his collegiate career at Illinois, Moorehead spent five seasons (2003-07) in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, including an appearance in Super Bowl XLI when the Colts beat the Chicago Bears. In five seasons with the Colts, Moorehead appeared in 36 games, including one start, catching 31 passes for 330 yards and one touchdown.
Moorehead's father, Emery, played 12 seasons (1977-88) in the NFL with the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears and was part of the Bears Super Bowl-winning team following the 1985 season. The Mooreheads are the only father-son combination to play in, and win a Super Bowl.
A four-year letterwinner at Illinois from 1999-2002, Moorehead caught 85 passes for 1,293 yards and nine touchdowns. A native of Deerfield, Ill., Moorehead attended Deerfield High School where he participated in football, baseball and track, finishing fourth in the state 110-meter high hurdles as a senior. He is the cousin of Brad Daugherty, the former North Carolina and NBA standout.