Randy Moss Jersey
This Hall of Famer, Randy Moss, is one of the best wide receivers that the game of football has ever seen. Randy was the receiver you wanted on your team, not the opponents. He could catch everything and anything. Moss had some great hands and was a great target for the quarterbacks. It was nice to have a dominant receiver like Moss on your team. Kids and players all over the nation dream of being a successful wide receiver one day like Randy Moss. Click HERE to get your favorite Randy Moss jersey!
Four Sport Athlete
Randy Moss was born and raised in the state of West Virginia. This is where he grew up and went to school. Moss was quite the athlete and he played multiple different sports. He attended DuPont High School which was later known as Riverside. While at high school, Moss was a star athlete. Randy played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track while he was there. He played four different sports which I’m sure kept him very busy. Moss was successful at the game of basketball and was named the West Virginia Player of the Year in the years of 1993 and 1994. In the sport of track he was a state champion in the 100 meter and the 200 meter. Randy was a superstar in these sports and showcased his athletic ability. As successful as he was in the other sports, they weren’t his specialty.
The game of football is where Randy Moss truly excelled. While in high school, he helped lead the team to back to back state championship wins. His team won these state titles in 1992 and 1993. He was one of the top wide receivers in the game, but also played other positions. Along with wide receiver, Moss played safety and was also on special teams where he would return kick-offs and punts. Not only did he play those positions, but he was also the kicker. Talk about putting the team on your back and being in just about every part of the game. The kid could do it all and he was named as the West Virginia Football Player of the Year. Randy was a star and got notice from many college football programs all across the country.
Randy Moss had many top schools contacting him and wanting him to play college football for them. He had always wanted to go to Notre Dame and they were one of the schools that offered him. He decided to sign and take his talents to become one of the Irish, but it didn’t end up working out as planned. During Randy’s high school years, he ended up being involved in a fight. Randy was backing up one of his friends who supposedly had racial comments made against him by a white student. Moss was trying to stand up for and help his friend and a fight had broken out. There was one person hospitalized from this incident that occurred. This fight was a big issue and Moss ended up get charged with a felony at first that then got reduced to a misdemeanor. He was required to spend days in jail and Notre Dame had decided to pull his scholarship and deny his application. Randy was no longer going to be a part of the Irish.
A Second Chance
While Notre Dame decided to not give Randy Moss much of a chance, another school did. Bobby Bowden and the Florida State Seminoles were going to give Randy another chance. Due to him signing the letter of intent with Notre Dame, Moss would have to sit out and red shirt his freshman season. He would never end up playing at Florida State either though. Randy tested positive for marijuana and violated the probation which earned him some more jail time. Florida State pulled this opportunity from him as well and let Moss go.
Third Times A Charm
While Randy Moss didn’t end up playing with Notre Dame or Florida State, he did receive another chance. The Thundering Herd from his home state of West Virginia gave him the opportunity to continue his football career there. Randy attended Marshall University, which was a Division 1-AA school at the time and he would end up having a successful career there. Moss would set all kinds of records. He set the Division 1-AA record for most games with a touchdown reception, most TD receptions caught by a freshman, and most receiving yards by a freshman. Moss had a great career while at Marshall and was able to show what he was capable of. He ended up scoring a touchdown in every single game that he played with them. That is pretty incredible.
With the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings selected Randy Moss. He was taken 21st, but this was a surprise due to his great ability. Moss was one of the top receivers in the draft, but teams wouldn’t take him due to his so called “legal problems”. Randy said that they would regret their decision and that he would show them what kind of guy he truly was. He did just that. In just his first season with the Vikings, Moss helped lead them to be ranked as the number one best offense. At that time, Randy helped the Vikings set the record for scoring in a single season. In just Moss’s first career game he ended up scoring 2 touchdowns. His season took off from his very first game and he was selected to the Pro Bowl and he received NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Along with the awards that Moss received during his rookie season, he also was a 6 time Pro Bowler and a 4 time First Team All Pro. Moss was a 5 time receiving touchdowns leader as well. Randy is mainly known for being a Minnesota Viking, but had also bounced between some other teams during his playing days. Along with the Vikings, he also played for the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, and San Francisco 49ers. Randy Moss was one of the top receivers in the game and set an NFL record. Moss holds the NFL record for most receiving touchdowns in a single season with 23.
Randy Moss participated in many charities throughout his years. He felt it was important to give back and looked forward to seeing smiles. He formed a foundation called Links For Learning that helped build learning centers for children. Along with that Randy also held a charity bass tournament that helped raise money to help children with mouth problems. They had the slogan of “fish for a smile”. Moss realized there was a lot that he could help with outside the game of football and that is good to see. It is important to give back and use the gifts that you have been given to help those around you.
Hall Of Fame Legend
Randy Moss is one of the top wide receivers that the NFL has ever seen. He was elected into the Hall Of Fame in 2018 and joined the greatest to ever play. People all across the country will remember Randy Moss for a very long time.
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