Front office types like Moriarty don't get much love or publicity, but they are integral to keeping the players we love in purple and black.
Ravens have a salary cap, but no age cap on salary cap czar! Happy 60th birthday to "capalogist" Pat Moriarty! (Ain't nothing but a number!)— Nestor Aparicio (@NestorAparicio) May 19, 2015
With CBS Sports' Chairman Sean McManus putting 60th birthdays in the news, worth noting today is 60th birthday of Ravens exec Pat Moriarty.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2015
Moriarty was a 3 year starter at running back for Georgia Tech, and caught on as an undrafted free agent for the Cleveland Browns in 1979. He played primarily special teams, but had 2 rushing touchdowns in his only professional season.
Here is his job description and accomplishments, from Baltimoreravens.com:
Pat Moriarty, the team’s senior vice president of football administration, has been a key part of the franchise since 1994. A longtime member of the Ravens’ personnel staff, Moriarty was one of the NFL’s original "capologists." He is responsible for the management and strategic planning of the Ravens’ salary cap. Moriarty’s NFL career began as a rookie free agent RB for the Browns in 1979. The Cleveland native negotiates all of the Ravens’ player contracts, oversees salary cap administration, roster management and the day-to-day operations of the player personnel department. Moriarty is the key liaison with the NFL Management Council and Players Association. Over the course of 20 years, Moriarty has negotiated player contracts totaling over $1 billion. He has negotiated contracts for 20 Ravens first-round draft choices, as well as numerous free agents. He also analyzes draft-day trades during the NFL selection process each spring. Moriarty works closely with GM Ozzie Newsome in many areas, including helping to coordinate the budgets of the scouting, coaching, equipment, football video, training, and strength and conditioning departments. In 2008, Moriarty was part of an eight-member committee to select head coach John Harbaugh.
Here is his career progression and signings, also from Baltimoreravens.com (reverse chronological order):
1996-2013: (with Baltimore) 2013: Re-signed Super Bowl XLVII QB Joe Flacco to a six-year contract...Signed free agents DL Chris Canty, OLB Elvis Dumervil, S Michael Huff and DT Marcus Spears to multi-year deals. 2010-12: Extended the contracts of defensive starters S Bernard Pollard and CB Lardarius Webb (‘12) and negotiated a long-term deal for P Sam Koch (‘11)...Ravens traded for and then signed Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin (‘10) and signed standout free agent DE Cory Redding.
2008-09: In 2009, team re-signed LB Ray Lewis to finish his career in Baltimore and added quality free agent veterans, including six-time Pro Bowl C Matt Birk, K Billy Cundiff, CB Domonique Foxworth and CB/RS Chris Carr, to improve the roster...Ravens signed Pro Bowl special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo in 2008 to bolster the roster.
2005-07: Ravens traded for QB Steve McNair in 2006, and in 2007, for RB Willis McGahee, who earned his first Pro Bowl with Baltimore...Moriarty also re-negotiated the contracts of two key Ravens defensive players: NT Kelly Gregg and Pro Bowl S Ed Reed...Also re-signed OLB Jarret Johnson and Pro Bowl LB Bart Scott...
In free agency, Moriarty negotiated the contracts for key additions DE Trevor Pryce, WR Derrick Mason and CB Samari Rolle...Named VP of football administration in ‘05.
1997-2004: Re-negotiated the contracts of several other pivotal players, including Pro Bowlers TE Todd Heap, LB Ray Lewis and T Jonathan Ogden, allowing the team to remain competitive while staying within the confines of the salary cap.
1996: When the franchise moved to Baltimore, Moriarty was named the organization’s chief financial officer.
1994-95: (with Cleveland) Joined the Browns’ front office in 1994 as the director of business operations.