Thomas Morstead Wife Lauren Moore Is His High School SweetHeart

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New York Jets punter Thomas Morstead and his wife, Lauren Moore, have a beautiful love story that started in high school and has grown into a strong lifelong partnership.

From their humble beginnings as high school sweethearts to their thriving life as a family, they have inspired many with their enduring bond.

Let’s dig into Morstead’s story of dedication on the field along with the true testament of commitment off the gridiron.

Morstead Signed With The New York Jets On April 7, 2023
NFL Star Thomas Morstead (Source: Instagram)

Thomas Morstead is an American football punter born on March 8, 1986. He currently plays for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). 

The Houston, Texas native is the son of John and Isobel Morstead of Pearland. He grew up in the Pearland suburbs with his brother Patrick. 

Similarly, Morstead attended Pearland High School and is a Southern Methodist University (SMU) standout. 

In 2006, he earned All-Conference USA third-team honors while also ranking 15th in the nation in punting.

Morstead began his NFL journey in 2009 after the New Orleans Saints drafted him in the fifth round.

A former Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins player, Morstead is Super Bowl XLIV Champion with the Saints.

Thomas Morstead Wife: Lauren Moore

The NFL champion is married to Lauren Moore. She was born on July 9, 1988, to Eric and Lisa Moore.

The beautiful wife of the New York Jets punter hails from Clear Lake, Texas.

Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Thomas Morstead And Wife Lauren Moore Have Been Married For Over A Decade
Thomas Morstead And Wife Lauren Moore (Source: Instagram)

Thomas and Lauren met for the first time when they were 12 and 10 on a family ski trip to Utah, which was arranged by mutual friends.

Although they stayed apart for years after that, they started dating in their high school days. Later on, Morstead pursued his punting career at SMU in Dallas while Lauren was studying to be a nurse in Texas.

However, the couple was rooted in New Orleans after the Saints selected Morstead in the 2009 NFL Draft.

As Morstead decided to take the next big step in their relationship, he proposed to Lauren at one of their favorite restaurants, Irene’s Cuisine, in the French Quarter. 

The player then married his longtime girlfriend at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston on July 13, 2013.

The service was attended by several of Morstead’s current and former teammates. Moreover, the reception was held at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas. 

This July, Thomas, and Lauren celebrated the 10 years milestone of their union. On the big day, Thomas posted a picture of them together on Instagram captioned “So Grateful.” 

Building A Family

Thomas and his wife are proud parents of four children.

On April 15, 2014, they welcomed their first child, a son named Maxwell Thomas Morstead.

Thomas described his new role of fatherhood as the best and the most tiring experience of his life. 

Maxwell developed an early interest in track and field. In April, he finished second place in the standing long jump at the Jefferson Parish Track and Field Championships.

Thomas And Lauren Have Four Kids Together
Thomas And Lauren Have Four Kids Together (Source: Instagram)

Beckett, their second son, was born in 2015. Their third child, Maggie, followed two years after the second one.

Similarly, the couple’s fourth child, Rosalie Grace, was born on February 15, 2019. She was named in honor of Thomas’ grandmother. 

Parenthood has brought the pair even closer, and they have fully embraced their roles as devoted parents.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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