Randy Moss and Tom Brady’s 2007 Touchdown Records

New England Patriots  Randy Moss

New England Patriots Randy Moss


Dr. Erol Onel is vice president of La Jolla, California’s Heron Therapeutics. In the past, Dr. Erol Onel stayed physically active by playing football. Dr. Onel enjoys following professional football, and particularly the New England Patriots.

In 2007, National Football League (NFL) wide receiver Randy Moss recorded 23 touchdown catches as a member of the New England Patriots. The mark of 23 touchdown receptions broke Jerry Rice’s all time record of 22 set two decades earlier. Prior to the 2007 season, Moss had led the league in touchdowns three times. His 17 touchdowns in 1998 and 2003 rank tied for fifth all time for a single season.

All 23 of Moss’s touchdowns came from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who threw for a career high 50 touchdowns that season, an NFL record at the time. Moss caught 63 percent of his targeted passes in 2007, averaging about 6 yards per catch and 93 yards per game, with the longest reception at 65 yards. Brady was named league MVP for 2007 and the New England Patriots, finishing the year a perfect 16-0, set an NFL scoring record with 582 points.

The only recent addition to the list of single season touchdown catches came in 2011. Rob Gronkowski, a tight end also playing for New England, recorded 17 scores that season. Gronkowski’s record is tied for fifth among all NFL players and ranks No. 1 for tight ends.


Wounded Warrior Project Partners with Harley-Davidson for Outreach

Wounded Warrior Project pic

Wounded Warrior Project
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Since April 2016, Dr. Erol Onel has served as vice president at Heron Therapeutics in La Jolla, California. In this position, he provides scientific leadership to the company’s pain franchise. Outside of work, Erol Onel contributes to the community through charitable causes like the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that serves veterans and service members who were injured on or after September 11, 2011.

Recently, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) partnered with the A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson in Ohio to give veterans who have been wounded a way to connect with other warriors through motorcycle riding courses. The program provided the participants with a renewed sense of community, a way to challenge themselves, and an outlet that could help them cope with stress.

For two days, veterans learned about Harley-Davidson motorcycles and related equipment. Many received personalized training and were able to focus on their own specific requirements during the classes. Instructors also gave them endorsements, which allowed them to apply for motorcycle driving licenses, without taking the state exam.