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Randy Moss
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Moss while with the Patriots in 2009.
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Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: February 13, 1977 (1977-02-13) (age 42)
Place of birth: Rand, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Belle (WV) DuPont
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Debuted in 1998 for the Minnesota Vikings
Last played in 2012 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL
  • AFC Champion (2007)
  • NFC Champion (2012)
  • AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1998)
  • PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (1998)
  • NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year (1998)
  • Pro Bowl (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (1998, 2000, 2003, 2007)
  • Pro Bowl MVP (1999)
  • NFC Player of the Year (2003)
  • PFWA Comeback Player of the Year (2007)
  • New England Patriots All-2000s Team
  • 50 Greatest Vikings
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • NFL record most TD receptions in one season (23)
  • NFL record most TD receptions in one season by a rookie (17)
College
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 982
Receiving yards 15,292
Receiving TDs 156
Points scored 950
Stats at NFL.com

Randy Moss (born February 13, 1977) is an American football player. He plays as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers.

Moss came out of retirement to play with the 49ers. He played college football at Marshall University. Moss was picked in the 1998 NFL Draft, in the first round with the 21st overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings. Moss played his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots, and has also played in 7 Pro Bowls. In 2007 (in which the Patriots went 16-0), Moss caught 23 touchdowns and helped quarterback Tom Brady set a record with 50 touchdown passes that year.

He has sometimes been criticized for his lack of effort, which was most evident with Oakland and during Moss's second stint with Minnesota in 2010.

NFL records

Randy Moss - San Francisco vs Green Bay 2012 (4)
Randy Moss with the 49ers.
  • Most touchdown receptions in a season – 23 (2007)
  • Most touchdown receptions by a rookie in a season – 17 (1998)
  • Most seasons with 17 or more touchdown receptions – 3 (1998, 2003, 2007)
  • Most seasons with 16 or more touchdown receptions – 3 (1998, 2003, 2007)
  • Most seasons with 11 or more touchdown receptions – 8 – tied with Jerry Rice
  • Most seasons with 10 or more touchdown receptions – 9 – tied with Jerry Rice
  • Most games in a season with at least 2 touchdown receptions – 8 (2007)
  • One of two players to have 1,600+ receiving yards and 16+ receiving touchdowns in a season (2003), the other being Calvin Johnson (2011)
  • Most yards receiving in a Pro Bowl game – 212 (2000)
  • Most touchdowns scored in first 10 games with a new team – 16 (2007)
  • Most 1,200+ yard receiving seasons to start a career – 6 (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Moss has averaged at least one receiving touchdown per game played in four different seasons: 1998 (17 TDs in 16 games), 2003 (17 in 16), 2004 (13 in 13), and 2007 (23 in 16)
  • At the end of the 2008 season, Moss averaged 12.3 receiving TDs per season
  • 4× 100+ yard games in his first four games with a new team in 2007
  • Youngest player in NFL history to record his 100th receiving touchdown (29 years and 235 days)
  • Youngest player in NFL history to record his 120th receiving touchdown (30 years, 313 days)
  • Most receiving yards before 30th birthday – 10,700
  • Most TD receptions before 30th birthday – 101
  • Youngest player to reach 6,000 career receiving yards (25 years and 270 days)
  • Fastest player to reach 5,000 career receiving yards – 59 games (broke record of 61 games by Jerry Rice)
  • Highest career yards per catch average for any player with 900+ receptions – 15.6 yards per reception
  • Youngest player to have 3 touchdown receptions in a game (21 years, 286 days; later broken by Rob Gronkowski)
  • Most offensive touchdowns in first two seasons: 28 (Tied with Rob Gronkowski)

Career highlights

Randy Moss with Vikings
Randy Moss with the Vikings in 2010.
  • 5× All-Pro selection
  • 2007 AFC Champion
  • 2012 NFC Champion
  • Is second on the Minnesota Vikings all-time receiving touchdown list with 92. Cris Carter holds the record with 110 receiving scores
  • Caught his 100th touchdown pass in 2006 against San Francisco, the seventh player to do so
  • Holds the record for most touchdowns in Minnesota Vikings playoff history with 9
  • 10× 1,000+ yard receiving seasons – 2nd all-time
  • 64 career 100 yard games – 2nd all-time; most recent November 15, 2009
  • 156 touchdown receptions – 2nd all-time
  • 73.6 receiving yards per game – 7th all-time
  • 15,292 receiving yards – 6th all-time
  • 954 career receptions – 10th all-time
  • Has completed 4 of 8 passes for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns, with 1 interception, giving him a 95.8 passer rating
  • Only player to catch 90+ touchdown passes, return a punt for a touchdown, and throw 2 touchdown passes
  • Has played on two of the five highest scoring teams (for a single season) in NFL history: 2007 Patriots (589 points) and the 1998 Vikings (556 points)
  • Had a career-high 12 receptions for 204 yards against the Chicago Bears, at Soldier Field, on November 14, 1999 in a 27–24 overtime win
  • Holds the Vikings record for most 100 yard receiving games with 41
  • Has two touchdowns or more in 39 different games (including 3 in the postseason); most recent September 26, 2010
  • Has two touchdown receptions or more in 37 different games – (2nd all-time)
  • Has three touchdown receptions or more in 9 different games – (2nd all-time): at Dallas (November 26, 1998), a 46–36 victory; vs. Chicago (December 6, 1998), a 48–22 victory; at Detroit (October 1, 2000), a 31–24 victory; vs. New York Giants (November 19, 2001) a 28–16 victory; vs. San Francisco (September 28, 2003), a 35–7 victory; at Buffalo (November 18, 2007), a 56–10 victory; at Miami (November 23, 2008), a 48–28 victory; vs. Tennessee (October 18, 2009), a 59–0 victory; vs. Jacksonville (December 27, 2009), a 35–7 victory
  • Caught a career-high four touchdowns at Buffalo (all in the first half) – November 18, 2007
  • Had an interception while playing defense in the last few seconds of the first half of the Patriots' game against the Denver Broncos on October 11, 2009
  • Has 4 career two-point conversions
  • Youngest player in NFL history to record his 120th receiving touchdown (30 years, 313 days)

Personal life

Moss's parents are Maxine Moss and Randy Pratt. He has a sister named Lutisia and a brother Eric, who had a short stint in the NFL as an offensive tackle with the Minnesota Vikings.

Moss has four children with his former girlfriend, Libby Offutt: Sydney, Senali, Thaddeus, and Montigo.

Thaddeus played football as a tight end/defensive end for Boone County High School, St. Albans High School (W.Va), and Lincoln (R.I.) High before transferring to Victory Christian Center High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Randy was hired as an associate head coach (defensive coordinator) in June 2014. In 2016, Thaddeus played tight end for the NC State Wolfpack. On April 24, 2017 Thaddeus announced that he would be transferring to Louisiana State University.

Sydney is a basketball player at NCAA Division III Thomas More College and set the record for points in the 2014 Division III NCAA Tournament.

Upon his release from the 49ers, Moss was hired as an analyst for Fox Sports 1's Fox Football Daily show.

In July 2016, Moss joined ESPN as an analyst, appearing on Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.


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