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Randy Moss

Randy Moss during the Patriots 2007 Training Camp.
New England PatriotsNo. 81
Wide receiver
Date of Birth: February 13, 1977 (1977-02-13) (age 30)
Place of Birth: Rand, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
National Football League Debut
1998 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Randy Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998, and played the first stage of his career in Minnesota before a trade in 2005 brought him to the Oakland Raiders. On April 29, 2007, Moss was traded to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round draft pick. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... 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High school career

At Dupont High School (consolidated in 1999 into Riverside High School) in Belle, West Virginia, he led his school to the state AAA football title (West Virginia's highest class), starred in basketball alongside friend and current Miami Heat point guard Jason Williams, and also won the state title in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Riverside High School is a public school in the community of Quincy, West Virginia, with its postal address in Belle, West Virginia. ... Belle is a town in Kanawha County, West Virginia, along the Kanawha River. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see 1 E2 m. ... A 200 metre race is a sprint running event. ...


He played center field in baseball, which some argued was his best sport. Rick Fields, a scout for the Chicago Cubs, said, "He has the most range in the field that I have ever seen." He played wide receiver, safety, punter, placekicker, kick returner, and punt returner in football. He finished his high school football career with 109 catches, 2,435 receiving yards, and 44 receiving touchdowns, along with 75 rushes for 843 yards and nine touchdowns. He ended his basketball career at DuPont with 1,713 points scored. He was named the state's Athlete of the Year once in football and twice in basketball. The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ...


Along with his State Athlete of the Year awards, Moss was named to USA Today's All-USA high school football team in 1994, and to USA Today's 20th anniversary All-USA high school football team.[1] USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


College career

Moss's dream was to play for Notre Dame, but he also considered going to Ohio State, where his half-brother, Eric, had played offensive tackle. According to former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz, Moss was "the greatest high school athlete I had ever seen — a bigger Deion Sanders."[2] The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... This article is about the American football coach; for other people named Lou Holtz, see Lou Holtz (disambiguation). ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. ...


After originally signing a letter of intent to play college football with Notre Dame in 1995, Moss took part in a racially-charged fight at his high school that left one person hospitalized. He entered a plea of guilty to battery, and received probation along with a 30-day suspended jail sentence.[3] Notre Dame subsequently revoked his scholarship, but this did not stop another high-profile college football program from giving him a chance. Notre Dame officials suggested he attend Florida State due to the reputation of its coach, Bobby Bowden, for handling troubled players.[4] However, because of his signed letter of intent at Notre Dame, the NCAA considered him a transfer student, which made him ineligible to play for the Seminoles in the 1995 football season. He was red-shirted in his freshman season.[4] While at Florida State, Moss ran a 4.25 40-yard dash,[5] with only Deion Sanders being faster (4.23). A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the current head college football coach of the Florida State University Seminoles. ... Redshirt is a term used in American college athletics. ... The 40 yard dash, also simply called the 40, is a sprint covering 40 yards. ...


In 1996, while serving his 30-day jail sentence in a work-release program from 1995, Moss tested positive for smoking marijuana, thus violating his probation, and was let go by Florida State. He served an additional 60 days in jail for the probation violation.[4] Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...


Ultimately, Moss transferred to Marshall University, about an hour's drive from his home. Because Marshall was then a Division I-AA school, NCAA rules allowed him to transfer there without losing any further eligibility. In 1996, he set the NCAA Division I-AA records for most games with a touchdown catch in a season (14), most consecutive games with a touchdown catch (13), most touchdown passes caught by a freshman in a season (29), and most receiving yards gained by a freshman in a season (1709 on 78 catches), a record which still stands. Moss was also the leading kickoff returner in Division I-AA on the season, with 484 total yards and a 34.6 yard average. Marshall went undefeated and won the Division I-AA title in its last season before moving to Division I-A. Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


In the 1997 season, Marshall's first in Division I-A, Moss and current New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington were the centerpiece of an explosive offense that led the Thundering Herd to the Mid-American Conference title. Moss caught 25 touchdown passes that season, at the time a Division I-A record, and was a first-team All-American.[5] For the season, he had 96 receptions for 1820 yards, and 26 touchdowns. He won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's leading wide receiver, and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy (finishing fourth in the balloting, behind Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning, and Charles Woodson, who won the award). For the band, see 1997 (band). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... James Chadwick Chad Pennington [1](born June 26, 1976 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American football quarterback for the NFLs New York Jets. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... The Fred Biletnikoff Award has been presented since 1994 to the nations top college football wide receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ... Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks between 1998 and 2002. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. ...


Moss left Marshall with 168 receptions for 3,467 yards and a school record 53 touchdowns.


NFL career

Joining The Vikings

During the 1998 NFL Draft, 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-- even those in need of a WR-- were concerned with Moss' well-documented legal problems. The 1998 NFL Draft. ...


In 1998, Moss helped the Vikings to become the number one ranked offense that season while they set a record for total points by a team. They finished with a 15-1 winning record and were poised to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. However, the Atlanta Falcons stunned the Vikings by winning the NFC Championship Game 30-27 in overtime. At the end of the 1998 regular season, Moss was named a Pro Bowl starter and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for his rookie record 17 touchdown receptions and the third highest receiving yardage (1,313) total of 1998. The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... In law, an offense is a violation of the penal law. ... Date January 31, 1999 Stadium Pro Player Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP John Elway, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 7 1/2 National anthem Cher Coin toss Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Don Maynard, Sam Huff, Tom Landry Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ...


In 1999, Moss had another impressive season, catching 80 passes for 1,413 yards and 11 touchdowns. He went on to record 5 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings 27-10 NFC wildcard playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. Minnesota lost in the divisional round to the St. Louis Rams 49-37, despite Moss catching 9 passes for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. Moss was fined $40,000, which was later reduced to $25,000, during that game due to squirting an NFL referee with a water bottle. There was a stipulation that he would have to pay the difference in addition to any other fine if he had another run-in with the league.[6] City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Eastern Conference (1960-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... City St. ...


Moss's fortunes took a better turn on the football field during the 2003 regular season, where he became the first wide receiver in history to play more than 12 games (he played 16) while averaging over 100 yards and one touchdown per contest. He finished with 111 receptions for 1,632 yards and 17 touchdowns. All three of the numbers either tied or became a new personal best. The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Randy Moss made the Pro Bowl 5 times in his 7-year career with the Minnesota Vikings (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003).


Trade to the Raiders

On March 2, 2005, Moss was traded to the Oakland Raiders for linebacker Napoleon Harris and the Raiders' 1st round (7th overall, which Minnesota parlayed into WR Troy Williamson) and 7th round picks in the NFL draft. Adding a player of Moss's caliber generated a lot of optimism,[7] but the Raiders' poor play continued after acquiring him. Nagging injuries limited his production, as well as what some saw as his unwillingness to play. Moss's own controversial remarks to the media drew more negative attention to himself. is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Napoleon Harris (born February 25, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Football player who currently plays linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. Harris was traded to Minnesota along with a first round Draft pick for wide receiver Randy Moss. ... Troy Williamson (born April 30, 1983 in Aiken, South Carolina) is an American football player, a wide receiver, entered the NFL draft after his junior year in college, and was drafted with the seventh overall selection by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of...


Trade to the Patriots

There were rumors leading up to the 2007 NFL Draft that the Patriots and Green Bay Packers were the two teams most interested in acquiring Moss. On April 29, 2007, the Raiders agreed to a trade with the New England Patriots, sending Moss to Foxborough, Massachusetts in exchange for a fourth-round selection, the 110th overall, in the 2007 NFL Draft (the same selection the Patriots acquired from the San Francisco 49ers during day one of the draft).[8]. So far, Moss has flourished in New England, putting up numbers comparable to his days with the Minnesota Vikings. Through ten games, Moss has 66 receptions for 1052 yards with 16 touchdowns. On November 4, 2007, James Black, NFL Editor for Yahoo! Sports wrote, "Every week, in addition to out-leaping at least one defender for a touchdown, [Moss] keeps making incredible one-handed grabs that make you mutter, "How the heck did he come up with that?".[9] Packers redirects here. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk Settled 1704 Incorporated 1778 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  20. ... The 2007 National Football League Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Controversy

Marshall plane crash

In 1997, Randy Moss was quoted, in a Sports Illustrated article as saying the 1970 Marshall plane crash "was a tragedy, but it really wasn't nothing big."[10] Moss claimed that the quote was taken out of context. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Memorial at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington to the victims of the 1970 plane crash. ...


Traffic incident

On September 24, 2002 in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, Moss was driving and was preparing to make an illegal turn. A traffic control officer, noticing what he was about to do, stood in front of his car, ordering him to stop. Eyewitness accounts of the event differ at this point, but Moss didn't comply with the officer's order, and she was bumped by his vehicle and fell to the ground. Moss was arrested, and a search of his vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana.[11] Initially charged with Suspicion of Assault with a Deadly Weapon which is a felony and a misdemeanor marijuana possession, Moss pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation, and was ordered to pay a $1,200 fine and perform 40 hours of community service.[12] is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ... A misdemeanor, or misdemeanour, in many common law legal systems, is a lesser criminal act. ... Guilty is also the name of: A number of songs: Guilty, a 1931 song by Richard Whiting, Harry Akst, and Gus Kahn, popularized by Johnny Desmond and later Margaret Whiting. ...


Leaving the field during a game

During the last game of the 2004 regular season against the Washington Redskins and with two seconds remaining on the game clock, Moss walked off the field and into the locker room; critics criticized Moss for quitting on his team.[13] Moss stated afterward that he didn’t think Minnesota, who ended up losing 18-21 to Washington, would recover the onside kick.[14] For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Onside kick (sometimes onsides kick) is a term used in American and Canadian football for a type of kickoff in which the ball is kicked a shorter distance than usual in order for the kicking team to regain possession of the ball. ...


Playoff mooning incident

On January 9, 2005, the Minnesota Vikings traveled to Green Bay to take on the heavily favored division rival Green Bay Packers, in an NFC wildcard playoff game. Moss was effective, finishing the game with 4 catches for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 31-17 win. After the second score, Moss trotted to the end zone goalpost. Facing away from the crowd, he feigned pulling down his pants, and pretended to moon the Green Bay fans. TV announcer Joe Buck, who was calling the game, was incensed at the mooning, calling it "a disgusting act" on-air. Days later, the NFL fined him $10,000, finding it unsportsmanlike and offensive during the playoffs. However, Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, the former Vikings defensive coordinator, explained (if not completely defended) Moss' action by pointing out that Green Bay Packers fans are infamous for actually mooning the buses of departing opponents,[15] unlike Moss' fully-clothed imitation. However, he was fined for the incident. is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Packers redirects here. ... Mooning is the act of displaying ones bare buttocks by removing clothing, e. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... Anthony Kevin Tony Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and the current head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... Packers redirects here. ...


Marijuana use

In August 2005, during an interview with Bryant Gumbel, Moss admitted that he has smoked marijuana during his NFL career "every blue moon."[16] Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...


Lack of effort

Days later, he reiterated his unhappiness with losing games and being a member of the Raiders on his weekly segment with Fox Sports Radio, saying, "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."[17] Fox Sports Radio, abbreviated FSR, is an international radio network consisting of sports talk programming all day, every day. ...


On November 14, 2006, Moss was honored for his success in college as a kick returner by having an award named after him, becoming only one of two black athletes (along with John Mackey) so honored. During the press conference, Moss responded to questions about his dropped passes and lackluster effort in several games, saying "Maybe because I'm unhappy and I'm not too much excited about what's going on, so, my concentration and focus level tend to go down sometimes when I'm in a bad mood."[18] Moss made similar comments during his tenure with the Vikings, when he infamously proclaimed, "I play when I want to play."[19] is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal attempts. ... The Randy Moss Award is an award named after American Football player Randy Moss. ... John Mackey can refer to: John Mackey an American football player John Mackey the CEO of Whole Foods Market This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


On May 15, 2007, more than two weeks after the trade to New England, Moss was called out by his former Raiders coaches. His former offensive coordinator, Tom Walsh, who was fired from the Raiders after Oakland's 2-14 losing season, said of Moss, "Randy Moss is a player whose skills are diminishing, and he's in denial of those eroding skills...Randy was a great receiver, but he lacked the work ethic and the desire to cultivate any skills that would compensate for what he was losing physically later in his career." Walsh also reported that Moss told him, "'I'm too old to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but I'm not too old to play on Sunday.'"[20] However, Moss stated the losing seasons on the Oakland Raiders negatively affected his playing and discouraged him during the team's practice: "...Losing sometimes can get contagious, but as a player I can't let that settle in, and I think that's one of the things that bothered me [in Oakland]. I didn't want it to set in and it didn't set in. It was just really nerve-racking that it was hard for me to win."[20] is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Tom Walsh was a coach for the Oakland Raiders. ...


NFL records

  • Rookie record 17 TD catches
  • He is third only to Anquan Boldin and Bill Groman for most rookie receiving yards with 1,313.
  • Moss has caught 117 TD passes through 10 seasons, 5th most in NFL history. He trails Jerry Rice, Cris Carter, Terrell Owens, Marvin Harrison, and all of whom have played more seasons than Moss.
  • Has caught 13 or more TDs in a season 5 times. He trails only Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice in such seasons.
  • Is the only player other than Jerry Rice to catch 17 or more TDs in a season twice (Moss accomplished the feat in 1998 and 2003).
  • Moss has had 4 seasons in which he averaged at least one receiving TD a game: 1998 (17 TDs in 16 games), 2003 (17 TDs in 16 games), 2004 (13 TDs in 13 games), and 2007 (16 TDs in 10 games). He is the only wide receiver in NFL history to do so.
  • He had back-to-back 100 catch seasons, in 2002 and 2003. He joined Sterling Sharpe, Jerry Rice, Herman Moore, Cris Carter, Marvin Harrison, and Rod Smith as the only receivers to accomplish this feat.
  • At the end of the 2006 season, Moss averaged approximately 11.2 receiving TDs per season, an NFL record.
  • He had 1,000+ yards in each of his first 6 seasons, setting an NFL record.
  • In 2003, Moss became the only player in NFL history to average 100 yards and one TD per game in a 16 NFL game season, scoring 17 touchdowns and 1632 yards.
  • In 2007, Moss became the only player in NFL history to record four 100+ yard games in his first four games with a new team.
  • Moss has eclipsed the 1,000 yard receiving mark 8 times in his career. He is tied for 3rd all-time in that statistic.
  • Also in 2007, Moss set a record with 16 touchdowns in his first 10 games with a new team.

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Career highlights

  • 3-time All-Pro selection
  • Is second on the Minnesota Vikings all time receiving TD list with 90. Cris Carter holds the record with 110 receiving scores.
  • Randy Moss caught his 100th touchdown in 2006 against San Francisco (on a pass he caught with his legs), and he is the 7th receiver to have 100 touchdowns or more.
  • Holds the record for most touchdowns in Minnesota Vikings playoff history(8)
  • 53 career 100 yard games - third all-time
  • Has a 15.8 yards per catch average for his career
  • Has completed 4 of 8 passes for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns, with 1 interception, giving him a 95.8 passer rating.
  • Played on the 1998 Vikings team, which set an NFL record in total points scored with 556
  • 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 Viking record for most 100 yard receiving games with 42
  • Had a Pro Bowl record nine receptions for 212 yards in the 1999 season's Pro Bowl played on February 6, 2000. NFC won in a shootout, 51-31, marking the highest scoring output in Pro Bowl History.
  • Caught a career high four touchdowns at Buffalo (Nov. 18, 2007)
  • Caught three touchdowns in six different games: at Dallas (Nov. 26, 1998), a 46-36 victory; vs. Chicago (Dec. 6, 1998), a 48-22 victory; at Detroit (Oct. 1, 2000), a 31-24 victory; vs. New York (November 19, 2001 ) a 28-16 victory; vs. San Francisco (Sep. 28, 2003), a 35-7 victory; vs. Buffalo (November 18, 2007), a 56-10 victory.

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References

  1. ^ Brady, Erik. "USA TODAY's 20th anniversary All-USA team", USA Today. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  2. ^ "2006 Player Profile: WR - Randy Moss", 2006-07-14. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Schoolboy Star Pleads Guilty", Associated Press, 1995-08-02. Retrieved on 2007-03-10. 
  4. ^ a b c Wood, Skip. "Moss: Misunderstood or immature?", USA Today, 2002-09-25. Retrieved on 2007-03-10. 
  5. ^ a b Carter, Bob. "Moves, emotions have Moss causin' a commotion", ESPN Classic. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  6. ^ "N.F.L. Reduces Moss's Fine", The New York Times, 2000-03-30. Retrieved on 2007-03-10. 
  7. ^ Poole, Monte. "Star implies he won't stop at pretend moon", Oakland Tribune, 2006-11-26. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  8. ^ Raiders agree to send WR Moss to Patriots. NFL.com (2007-04-29). Retrieved on 2007-04-29.
  9. ^ Black, James C. (2007-11-04). Winners, losers and more: Chargers' woes. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on 2007-11-05.
  10. ^ Mosedale, Mike. "What Makes Randy Run", The City Pages, 2002-12-11, pp. 2. Retrieved on 2007-03-12. 
  11. ^ Scheck, Tom. "Vikings' Moss apologizes for traffic incident", Minnesota Public Radio, 2002-09-26. Retrieved on 2007-03-10. 
  12. ^ Maske, Mark. "Vikings Agree to Trade Moss to the Raiders", The Washington Post, 2005-02-24. Retrieved on 2007-03-10. 
  13. ^ Rhoden, William. "This Season, Moss Is in the Mood to Play", New York Times, 2007-10-29. Retrieved on 2007-11-05. 
  14. ^ "Randy Moss Biography". Retrieved on 2007-03-07. 
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  16. ^ "Moss admits smoking marijuana since entering NFL", ESPN.com, 2005-08-18. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  17. ^ Corkran, Steve. "Moss looking for a trade", Contra Costa Times, 2006-11-18. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  18. ^ White, David. "Unhappy returns: Moss in 'bad mood'", San Francisco Chronicle, 2006-11-14. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  19. ^ Hartman, Sid. "Moss OK with fans, but not with Vikings", Star Tribune, 2006-08-15. Retrieved on 2007-02-22. 
  20. ^ a b "Walsh: Moss' skills were 'diminishing' on Raiders", ESPN.com news services, 2007-05-12. Retrieved on 2007-07-16. 

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External links

  • Official website
  • Randy Moss at ESPN.com
Preceded by
Warrick Dunn
AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Edgerrin James

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