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Randall Gene Moss is an American sports analyst and former professional football player.He played in the National Football League for 14 years.He is second on the all-time regular season touchdown reception list with 156 and is considered one of the greatest wide receivers of all time.The word "mossed" has entered football parlance as a result of Moss' prowess in securing contested catches.He began working as a studio analyst for the Sunday and Monday Night Countdown programs.
Moss was an All-America football player at Marshall University.He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round in 1998 and played for seven years before being traded to the Oakland Raiders.Moss set a single-season record for touchdown catches in 2007, when he was traded to New England for a fourth-round draft pick.Moss was claimed by the TennesseeTitans less than a month after he was traded from the Vikings.After sitting out the 2011 season, Moss signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 before retiring.He played in two Super Bowl games, with the 49ers and the Pats.He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Moss was born in West Virginia.He excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track at one of the two schools that consolidated into the other.Randy was a member of the debate team.Moss was the coach of the football team that won back-to-back state titles in 1992 and 1993.He was a star at wide receiver, but also played free safety, returned kicks and punts, and was the team's kicker and punter.He was the West Virginia Football Player of the Year in 1994.He was named one of the 50 greatest high school football players of all time by Parade magazine in 2009.He was a teammate of a future Chicago Bears player.
In 1994, Moss was named West Virginia Player of the Year in basketball and in 1995 he was a teammate of future NBA player Jason Williams.Moss scored a school-record 1,713 career points in his senior season of basketball, where he averaged 30.2 points, 13.7 rebound, 5.1 steals, 3.8 blocks, and 3.1 assists while shooting 60% from field.
At the age of 15, Moss joined the track and field team and became the West Virginia state champion in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 10.94 seconds and 21.95 seconds, respectively.He joined the Marshall track team after he lowered his 200 m time to 21.15 seconds.He played center field for the baseball team.
Moss's dream was to play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but he also considered going to Ohio State, where his half-brother, Eric, played offensive tackle.Lou said that Randy Moss was the best high school football player he had ever seen.Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden said that he was as good as Deion Sanders.The kid was just a bigger Deion.
Moss signed a letter of intent to play college football for Notre Dame in 1995 but later took part in a racially charged fight at his high school that left one person hospitalized.On March 23, 1995, Moss backed a friend in a hallway fight against a white student who had allegedly used racist comments towards Randy's friend.Moss was initially charged with a felony for kicking the student, but it was later reduced to a misdemeanor.Moss was sentenced to 30 days in the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, West Virginia after pleading guilty to two counts of battery.He would have to serve 27 days in jail after completing his freshman year in college.Moss completed his education at Cabell Alternative School.
Another high-profile college football program gave him a chance despite Notre Dame denying his application.He was suggested to attend Florida State because of the coach's reputation for handling troubled players.
He had to sit out the 1995 football season because he was considered a transfer student by the NCAA.
Moss was dismissed from Florida State in 1996 after testing positive for marijuana while he was in a work-release program.He was sentenced to an additional 60 days in jail for violating his parole.
About an hour's drive from his home, Moss transferred to Marshall University.NCAA rules allowed him to transfer to Marshall because he was a Division I-AA school.In 1996, he set the NCAA Division I-AA records for the most games with a touchdown catch in a season, most consecutive games in which he caught at least one touchdown pass, and most receiving yards gained by a freshman.Moss was the leading kick returner in Division I-AA with a 34.0-yard average.Moss had four touchdown catches in the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game as Marshall won the title.It was Marshall's last season before moving to Division I-A.
Moss ran the 200 meters in 21.15 seconds, missing the conference record by.02 seconds.Moss had not raced competitively in four years, but his time was one of the best in the country that year.
In 1997 Marshall's first season in Division I-A, Moss and Pennington were the center of an offense that led to the Mid-American Conference title.At the time a Division I-A record, Moss caught 26 touchdown passes and was a first-team All-American.
Marshall lost the first game of the season at West Virginia University.Moss picked up where he left off in 1996 in the second game of the season.Moss caught five balls for 186 yards and two touchdown.Pennington threw the ball down the left sideline for the one touchdown.Moss leaped over an Army defender to grab the ball out of the air at the 40-yard line while the safety crashed into his teammate, knocking both men down.The last 50 yards were untouched by Moss.His career-long 90 yard reception came on a short screen pass on third down.Moss caught the ball on the right side of the field at his own 8-yard line, ran past 3 defenders, hurdled two defenders and raced past the last defender on his way to the end zone.
Moss had his third career 200 yard receiving game against Kent State.He recorded 13 catches for 205 yards and a Marshall single-game record of 5 touchdown catches against Ball State two weeks after that.[ 24]
Moss scored his 26th touchdown of the season on Marshall's first offensive play in the 1997 Ford Motor City Bowl against Ole Miss.He ran down the right sideline and caught a touchdown pass from Pennington.NCAA rules at the time did not allow for bowl game statistics to be combined with regular season statistics, so his season touchdown record was not increased.The Ole Miss running back scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 31 seconds to play to give the Rebels a 34–31 lead.Pennington threw a 40-yard pass to Moss on the final play of the game, but the ball was stripped from him as time expired.Moss had 6 catches for 173 yards.
Moss scored at least one touchdown in all 28 games that he played at Marshall.He won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the season's outstanding receiver regardless of position, and was a finalist for the 1997 Heisman Trophy, which was won by Charles Woodson.
Moss decided to skip his senior season at Marshall and enter the draft.He decided to work out at Marshall's pro day instead of going to the Combine.In the 4.24-4.28 range, Moss would run the 40 yard dash in 4.24 seconds and vertical leaps of 47 and 51 inches.Many teams said the work-out was jaw dropping.
Moss, who was projected as a high first-round pick, was taken by the Minnesota Vikings with the 21st overall pick after a number of NFL clubs were concerned with his legal issues.Moss said before the draft that teams that passed on him will regret it once they see what kind of player he really is.The Dallas Cowboys are often cited for passing on Moss.Moss was a fan of the Cowboys and wanted to play for them.The Cowboys wanted Moss, but because of many off-field incidents of their own, team owner and GM Jerry Jones did not feel the team could draft Moss.Moss felt that the Cowboys lied to him because they told him they would draft him.On draft day, Dallas went so far as to have a scout in Charleston, West Virginia, the same town where Moss and his mother were watching the draft.The main reason Moss was not drafted by Dallas was because of Michael Irvin's off-field problems.After the draft, Moss made a point of beating the Cowboys whenever he faced them, and he got his first chance to do so in Week 13 of his freshman season.Moss had a 163-yard, 3-touchdown performance in a game at Texas Stadium.
After the draft, Moss signed a 4-year, $4.5 million contract that included an additional $4 million in bonuses and incentives.He received a $2 million signing bonus.Moss originally wore #18 in training camp, but switched to the more conventional #84 before the regular season began.
In 1998, Moss helped the Vikings to become the number 1 rated offense ever at the time, setting the single-season record for scoring with 556 points.
The Vikings opened the season with a big win.Moss recorded 4 reception for 95 yards and two touchdown in his first NFL game.His first reception was from Brad Johnson on the third play of the game.Moss scored his first touchdown after juggling the ball 3 times and catching it over Young in the first quarter.He scored on the Vikings' first possession of the second quarter to give them a 21–0 lead.
His first Monday Night Football game was against the Green Bay Packers.He had 5 catches for 190 yards and two scores, including touchdown grabs of 52 and 44 yards, as well as two other catches of 46 and 41 yards.He had a 75-yard touchdown catch on the Vikings' first possession that was nullified due to an offensive holding penalty.
Moss had 3 catches for 163 yards and 3 touchdown as the Vikings beat the Cowboys 46–36.Moss was the first rookies to score a touchdown.39 and 40
They finished with a 15–1 record and were going to the Super Bowl.The Falcons stunned the Vikings by winning the game in overtime.
At the end of the 1998 regular season, Moss was named a Pro Bowl starter and earned the third-most receiving yards in the league with 1,313.
Moss had another great season in 1999, catching 80 passes for 1,413 yards and 11 touchdown, including a punt return for a touchdown.He had five catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings 27–10 win over the Dallas Cowboys.Despite Moss catching nine passes for 188 yards and two touchdown, the Minnesota Vikings lost to the St. Louis Rams in the divisional round.Moss was fined $25,000 for squirting an NFL referee with a water bottle.If he had another run-in with the league, he would have to pay the difference in addition to any other fines.
Moss turned in a record-breaking performance to earn his second straight Pro Bowl appearance.He had 9 catches for a Pro Bowl record and was the game's Most Valuable Player.
The second-year quarterback led the team.The team gave up their first-round draft pick in 1999 to get Brad Johnson.The team believed that he was perfect for Moss's deep routes because of his strong arm.The decision was correct.The Vikings started 7–0 and were led by Moss.For the second time in three seasons, Moss punished the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day, including a spectacular 2nd-half touchdown in which Moss caught the ball with his entire body out of bounds, aside from his toes.The play would be used in commercials for years to come.Moss finished the season with a career-high 1,437 yards and 15 touchdown catches.He became the youngest and fastest player to ever catch over 3000 yards and 45 touchdown, earning him his 3rd consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl.The Vikings were defeated by the New York Giants in the playoffs.
Moss and his agent began negotiations for a new contract with the Minnesota Vikings.He was going to make $3.5 million in 2001.Moss wanted a long-term deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the league.His agent wants to break the tradition of quarterbacks being the highest-paid players.If the Vikings applied the franchise tag, Moss would request a trade because it would be less than what he would command on the open market, according to sources.
The Vikings signed Moss to an 8-year, $75 million contract extension just before the start of training camp.The extension had a $10 million signing bonus and $8 million in guarantees.36
Moss failed to make the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career despite finishing the season with 10 touchdown catches and at least 1,000 receiving yards.
On January 10, 2002, Mike Tice was officially named head coach after replacing Dennis Green on an interim basis.The Vikings' first-year head coach came up with a formula to get Moss the ball more often.Coach Tice referred to it as the Randy Ratio.In order to keep Moss involved in the offense more, the coaches threw 40% of the passes to him, which was partly to use more game clock and partly because he had stretches in games where he was being shut out.An assistant coach would stand on the sideline and keep a record of how many times Moss had been thrown to, so that Tice would always be aware of it.In the 2001 season, the Vikings had a record of 4–1 when Moss had 40% of the passes thrown his way.
Chris Walsh called the strategy a response to the 'Randy Rules'.Similar to the Jordan Rules, the Randy Rules were used to try and eliminate or reduce Randy's impact on the game, and to prevent Moss from being matched up one-on-one with defenders because of his ability to burn them deep.In order to double cover Moss, opposing teams would try to jam him at the line of scrimmage, have a corner defend underneath with a safety defending against the deep ball, and assign "spies" to Moss' side of the field.
Coach Tice explained that Moss would be running more short and intermediate routes.In training camp, Moss worked on a number of new routes that he had not run before, such as crossing patterns over the middle of the field and hook routes."When we say Randy Ratio, everybody in the league thinks, 'OK, now they're going to throw the ball down the field to Randy more and more,'" said Coach Tice.That is far from the truth.We'll probably throw the ball to Randy less this year.
Tice scrapped the idea of the Randy Ratio midway through the 2002 season.When the Randy Ratio was brought up, Randy Moss didn't care much.I just wanted to win.The Vikings struggled to a 6–10 record while Moss had a career-low 7 touchdown catches.After the season, Tice said that it was a mistake to inform opponents about his gameplan, but that he used it to motivate Moss and say he was the guy.
During the 2003 regular season, Moss played more than 12 games and averaged over 100 yards and one touchdown per contest, becoming the second wide receiver in NFL history to do so.He had over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdown.All three numbers became personal bests for Moss.The season ended for the Vikings.One of the highlights of that year was when Moss scored a last-second touchdown against the Broncos.
He gained five pounds of muscle during the Vikings strength and conditioning program.
Moss had 8 touchdown catches in the first 5 games of the season.He injured his right leg against New Orleans in Week 6 and missed the next five weeks.He did not have a reception in the game against Tennessee for the first time in his career.He played against the Giants the following week, but didn't record a reception and was used as a decoy.He was out for 3 weeks due to the injury.He returned to the lineup in Week 12 with a touchdown catch.
He finished the season with 13 touchdown in 13 games, but he had career lows in reception and receiving yards.He did not reach the 1,000-yard mark in 2004.
On January 9, 2005, the Minnesota Vikings played the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs.Moss had 4 catches for 70 yards and two touchdown in the 31–17 win.Moss faked pulling down his pants to moon the Green Bay fans after the second score.Joe Buck said it was a "disgusting act".Buck was criticized for his on-air comments.Green Bay fans have a tradition of mooning the bus of the departing team, and Moss was mocking that tradition on the field.Moss was fined $10,000 for his actions.Though the Vikings would win the game, they would lose in the next round of the playoffs to the Philadelphia Eagles, and Moss would be traded at the end of this season.
On March 2, 2005, Moss was traded to the Oakland Raiders for linebacker Napoleon Harris and the Raiders' first (7th overall) and seventh-round picks in the NFL draft.Adding a player of Moss's caliber generated optimism in Oakland, but the Raiders' poor play continued, while Moss suffered nagging injuries which limited his production.He finished the 2005 season with 1,005 receiving yards on 60 catches, and surpassed the 1,000 mark on the final day.Moss had 553 yards on 42 balls.
On November 14, 2006 when he was honored as a kick returner by having an award named after him, Moss responded to questions about his dropped passes and lackluster effort in several games.Moss said, "Maybe because I'm unhappy and not excited about what's going on, so, my concentration and focus level tend to go down sometimes."On his weekly segment with Fox Sports Radio, he said, "I might want to look forward to moving somewhere else next year to have another start and really feel good about going out here and playing football."
There were rumors that the Raiders were going to part ways with Randy Moss.The New England and Green Bay Packers were the two teams most interested in acquiring Moss, despite Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin contacting the Denver Broncos to gauge interest.The Packers tried to trade for Randy Moss, but a deal that both sides could agree to did not happen.
The New England and Raiders discussed the trade several times before reaching an agreement on the first day of the draft.Bill Belichick spoke with Moss for the first time about the possibility of him joining the Pats.Moss was required to pass a team administered physical when he arrived in Boston on April 29 after boarding a plane.The teams completed a trade that sent Randy Moss to New England for a fourth-round selection in the 2007 draft.The San Francisco 49ers had traded the pick the previous day to the Raiders.
Randy Moss had to restructure his contract for salary cap reasons.Tom Brady converted his base salary into a signing bonus just hours before the Moss trade was completed so that he could free up cap room.Moss' contract was absorbed under the salary cap because of this.Moss had two years left on his current deal and was scheduled to make $11.25 million in 2008.Moss agreed to a new one-year contract after the Pats signed him.The new deal gave him a $500,000 signing bonus, a base salary of $2.5 million, and the ability to earn an additional $1.75 million in incentives.60
Moss said he was thrilled to join a team that could contend for the Super Bowl and to work with the coach.He's the kind of coach that can motivate me.He has a track record.
Moss injured his left leg during an 11-on-11 passing drill in the first week of training camp.Moss missed most of the rest of camp due to the injury, which prevented him from participating in any preseason games.
His first game in a New England uniform was against the New York Jets.Critics claimed that his skills had deteriorated after he hauled in nine catches for 181 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown pass, and ran past three Jets defenders.
James Black was an editor for Yahoo!In addition to out-leaping at least one defender for a touchdown, Moss keeps making incredible one-handed grabs that make you wonder how he came up with that.He had a career-high four touchdown catches in a single game against Buffalo.
The New England Patriots finished their regular season with a perfect 16–0 record after defeating the New York Giants 38–35 on December 29th.Moss caught two touchdown passes for a total of 23, breaking the single-season record of 22 touchdown catches previously set by Jerry Rice.Brady broke Manning's single-season record with his 50th touchdown pass.After teammate Wes Welker's 112 catches in 2001, the third-highest total number of catches, Moss recorded 98 catches for 1,493 yards in 2007.He was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time.He scored in 13 of 16 games in 2007, including eight multi-touchdown games, nine 100-yard games and six touchdown catches of 40 or more yards.
Moss was relatively quiet in the playoffs, going two games without a touchdown for the first time all season.He scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter on a six-yard pass from Tom Brady.The score was not enough for the heavily favored New England to win the Super Bowl.Eli Manning drove the Giants down the field, connecting with Plaxico Burress for the game-winning touchdown.
On February 28, 2008, Moss became a free agent after the Pats decided not to place the franchise tag on him.Although the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and Green Bay Packers were rumored to have interest in Moss, he decided to return to the Pats, signing a three-year, $27 million deal on March 3, 2008.The contract had a signing bonus of $12 million and a guaranteed amount of $14.1 million.66
Brady tore his left knee in the first game of the 2008 season as he tried to pass to Randy Moss.In the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs, Bernard Pollard dove at Brady's leg while in his throwing motion.Moss said that if he saw something like that, it would open his eyes.It looked dirty to me.Brady was replaced by Matt Cassel for the rest of the season.
Despite losing quarterback Tom Brady in the first game of the season, Moss hauled in 69 catches for 1,008 yards and 11 touchdown.
In the season opener of 2009, Moss caught a career-high 12 passes for 141 yards in a victory over the Bills.In Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, Moss was deep in coverage on a Broncos desperation attempt to end the first half.Tom Brady set a record for most touchdown passes in a single quarter with five in the snowy Week 6 game against the winless TennesseeTitans.This was Moss's 34th multi-touchdown game, and his 8th game with three or more touchdown.
Moss is the smartest receiver he's ever been around, according to the coach.He compared Moss' ability to see the field and anticipate plays to that of Tom Brady and Lawrence Taylor, who coached the New York Giants.He said Moss knows what he's doing on a play, as well as what everyone else on the field is doing.That's what makes them special."They have a sixth, seventh sense," he said.This sentiment was repeated when Moss was in the Hall of Fame, as Belichick said he learned from Moss.71
Moss had six catches for 147 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins.His touchdown reception was the 140th of his career, moving him into a tie for second place with Owens.
In a prime time Sunday night game against the Indianapolis Colts, Moss had 179 yards and two touchdown, including a 63-yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter that moved him ahead of Owens for sole possession of second place in career touchdown catches.In the same game, he became just the 11th player in NFL history with 900+ receptions and the seventh player to reach 14,000+ career receiving yards.
He finished the season with a career-high 13 touchdown catches.The Baltimore Ravens defeated New England in the playoffs.
In the week leading up to the 2010 season opener, Moss told CBS Sports that he "did not feel wanted" in New England without a contract extension offer.Moss caught 5 passes for 59 yards in Week 1.Moss told reporters after the game that it would be his last season with the team.The Boston Herald reported that Moss requested a trade after the game.
Moss caught a one-handed touchdown in Week 2 against the New York Jets, after beating Darrelle Revis.Moss had two more catches against the Bills.He did not record a catch in his final game in New England, a Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins, as a touchdown pass attempt bounced off his hands in the end zone.
Moss was traded to the Vikings two days after the Dolphins game, in exchange for a third-round pick.The Vikings received a 2012 seventh-round selection as part of the trade.
On November 1, less than four weeks after being traded to Minnesota, Vikings head coach Brad Childress told Vikings players in a team meeting that Moss was going to be waived by the team.Moss told the team owner that he should fire the coach before the press conference.Moss was officially waived the next day, November 2, after Wilf considered firing and keeping him.The man was fired on November 22.
The only team to submit a claim was the TennesseeTitans, who claimed Moss off waivers on November 3, 2010.Moss started four of the eight games he played.He made six catches for 80 yards.
The 2010 season was Moss' lowest in reception and receiving yards.Moss became a free agent after the Titans decided not to re-sign him.
Moss's decision to retire from professional football was announced by his agent on August 1, 2011.
On his 35th birthday, Moss announced that he was coming out of retirement and was ready to play again.Moss stated in a live video chat with his fans that he wants to play football.I'm really excited that your boy is going to play football here.I had to change a few things in my life.
Moss signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers for undisclosed financial terms after a workout with head coach Jim Harbaugh.On September 9, 2012 Moss caught his 154th touchdown reception and passed Owens for the 2nd spot on the all-time receiving touchdown list.Colin Kaepernick took over as the team's quarterback after Alex Smith suffered a concussion in week 10, and Moss had at least two catches in each of the remaining five games.He finished the season with three touchdown catches.He had been the leader in receiving yards since the retirement of Owens.In the Super Bowl, Moss had two catches for 41 yards in a 31–34 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
On April 29, 2008, Moss announced the formation of Randy Moss Motorsports, an auto racing team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.In July 2008, Moss announced that he had bought a 50 percent share in the team.46 entered and switched to No.It was 81.The team was shut down.
Moss was hired as an analyst for Fox Sports 1's Fox Football Daily show after he was released from the 49ers.In June of 2014, Moss was hired as an associate head coach and defensive coach at Victory Christian Center High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his son was playing football.92
In July of 2016 Moss joined the sports network as an analyst.He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Moss was named to the National Football League 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.95
Since joining the NFL, Moss has participated in, founded, and financed many charitable endeavors.He looks forward to seeing smiles when he talks about his charity work.He has donated clothing and food to needy families, given away free backpacks to Boston area school- children, and hosted autograph signings.He has bussed children to games in which he has played.
On June 29, 2005, he hosted a bass tournament.Celebrity sponsors and pro fishermen joined forces to raise money for the Smile Network, a foundation that provides financial assistance to children with cleft palate, at a one-day tournament."Fish for a smile" is the motto of the tournaments.
Moss formed the Links for Learning foundation in 2008 to help children in his home state of West Virginia and to build learning centers for the most needy students.The first annual charity golf tournament was hosted by him and his former high school teammate.The Women and Children's Hospital of Charleston, West Virginia received a donation in March of 2009, which enabled them to purchase a fun center for their patients.The 'Fun Center' is a portable entertainment system that has a TV, DVD player, and Nintendo Wii games.
Moss's parents are Randy and Maxine.Moss doesn't have a lot of contact with his father.He had a brother named Eric who was an offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings.Moss has five children.After winning the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship with LSU, he was signed by the Washington Football Team as a free agent in 2020.There are 103 and 104 words.
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