Randy Moss is an American former professional football player who is a television sports analyst. He played wide receiver for 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Further, he holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record (23 in 2007). Similarly, the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17 in 1998). And and is second on the NFL all-time regular season touchdown reception list with 156. He currently works for ESPN as a studio analyst for their Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown programs.
Moss was born in Charleston, West Virginia and moved to Rand, West Virginia at a young age. Likewise, he attended DuPont High School, one of two schools that later consolidated into Riverside High School. There he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Randy was also on the school’s debate team. Further, on the football field, Moss led the DuPont Panthers to back-to-back state championships in 1992 and 1993. Basically, he was a star at wide receiver, but also played free safety. That was returned kickoffs and punts, and was the team’s kicker and punter.
In 1994, he was honored with the Kennedy Award as the West Virginia Football Player of the Year. Additionally, Parade magazine named him to their annual All-American high school football team in 1995. And since 2009 named him one of the 50 greatest high school football players of all time. At DuPont, he was a teammate of future Chicago Bears linebacker Bobbie Howard.
College football career
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, had played offensive tackle. Former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz said “Randy Moss was the best high school football player I’ve ever seen.” Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden said “He was as good as Deion Sanders. Deion’s my measuring stick for athletic ability. And this kid was just a bigger Deion.”
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. On March 23, 1995, Moss had backed a friend in a hallway fight against a white student who had allegedly used racist comments towards Randy’s friend.
Professional Football Career
Moss would skip his senior season at Marshall and enter the NFL Draft. He would not attend the NFL Combine, opting instead for an individual work out at Marshall’s pro day. Moss would run the 40 yard dash in the 4.24-4.28 range by scouts hand timers and posted vertical leaps of 47 and 51 inches. Numerous teams had scouts on hand with many noting the work-out was jaw dropping.
Since July 2016, Moss joined ESPN as an analyst, appearing on Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. In December 2019, Moss was named to the National Football League 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
Moss has participated in, founded, and financed many charitable endeavors since joining the NFL, particularly aimed at helping children. Many times when talking about his charity work, he has said he just looks forward to “seeing smiles.” He has donated clothing and food to needy families, given away free backpacks to Boston area school-children, and hosted autograph signings. He has also bussed children to amusement parks, NBA games, and even NFL games in which he has played.
Moss’s parents are Maxine Moss and Randy Pratt. Moss has little contact with his father. He has a sister named Lutisia and had 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. Since 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.
- Full Name: Randy Gene Moss
- Date of Birth: February 13, 1977
- Age: 42 years
- Birth Place: Rand, West Virginia, United States
- Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
- Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
- High school: DuPont (Belle, West Virginia)
- College: Marshall
- NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
- Position: Wide receiver
- 40 yard dash time: 4.25 seconds
- Children: Thaddeus Moss, Sydney Moss, Montigo Moss, Senali Moss
- Net Worth: $25 million dollars
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