Randy Moss

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Randy Moss

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2/13/1977, Rand, West Virgina, USA

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Randy Moss

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Randy Gene Moss was born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia. His parents are Maxine Moss and Randy Pratt and his sister Lutisia and brother Eric. Randy has 4 children with his girlfriend, Libby Offutt, his two daughters are Sydney and Senali, and two sons are Thaddeus…more

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  • Trivia

    • On Feb 13, 2012, Randy Moss announced via Ustream chat that he would be returning to the NFL.

    • Randy Moss has played on the two highest scoring offenses in NFL history: 2007 Patriots (589 points) and the 1998 Vikings (556 points).

    • On December 29, 2007, Randy Moss broke the NFL single-season record for TD receptions, setting the mark at 23.

    • On April 29 of 2007, the Oakland Raiders traded Randy Moss to the New England Patriots for a 4th round pick in the 2007 Draft.

    • In 2005, after being traded to the Oakland Raiders, Randy Moss told Chris Myers that the only individual record he was interested in breaking was the single season touchdown record of 22, held by Jerry Rice.

    • After winning the Heisman Trophy, Charles Woodson admitted that Randy Moss probably had a better season.

    • Randy Moss was named Division I-AA Offensive Player of the Year by the Grid Iron Report in his freshman year at Marshall in 1996.

    • Randy's first year at Marshall he returned 18 kickoffs for 612 yards, leading the nation with an average of 34 yards per return.

    • In Randy's first year at Marshall, he had 28 TDs and set an NCAA mark for freshmen with 1,074 receiving yards.

    • Randy Moss' NFL Records and Statistics:

      Has caught 124 TD passes in 10 NFL seasons. This is the 4th most in NFL history. His 100th touchdown pass was on October 8, 2006.

      Had the best season of his career in 2003 with 111 catches for 1,632 yards and 17 TDs.

      Made the Pro Bowl in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007.

      During his rookie season as a Minnesota Viking, Moss caught a rookie record 17 TD receptions.

      Set a league record by having 1,000-yard seasons in his first 6 seasons in the NFL.

      Broke his own Vikings record for single-season receiving yards with 1,637 in 2003, surpassing his previous record of 1,437 in 2000.

      Was the first Viking wide receiver to throw a touchdown pass, which was to Chris Carter.

      Became the first player to play 12 games (out of 16) and average over 100 yards and a touchdown per game in 2003.

      In 1998, was named a Pro Bowl starter and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

      Is second on the Minnesota Vikings all time touchdown list with, 90. Only trailing Cris Carter.

      Has, roughly, a 16.0 yards per catch average for his career.

      Was a member of the 1998 Minnesota Vikings, which set an NFL record in total points scored with 556.

      Had a Pro Bowl record 9 receptions for 212 yards in the 1999 season's Pro Bowl.

      Holds the Minnesota Vikings record for most playoff touchdowns with 8.

      Led the NFC in receiving yards in 1999 with 1,413.

      Combined with Daunte Culpepper for 53 career TDs, making them the 10th most prolific quarterback-receiver combination in NFL history.

      Set an NFL record for most receiving yards in a player's first 7 seasons with 9,142 yards topping Jerry Rice's 9,072 yards.

      Led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2007.

      He is the only player in NFL history to have at least 17 TDs in 3 seasons.

      Has caught 13 or more TDs in a season 5 times.

      Holds the single season receiving touchdown record of 23.

    • On March 2, 2005, Randy Moss was traded from the Minnesota Vikings to the Oakland Raiders for Napoleon Harris, the number 7 overall pick in the draft, and another draft pick.

    • On January 9th, 2005, Moss performed one of the greatest touchdown celebrations of all time, "The Lambeau Moon."

      Upon scoring a touchdown against his rival team, the Green Bay Packers, in their stadium, Moss proceeded to turn towards the crown, bend over and pretend to pull his pants down.

    • Randy Moss had 25 receiving touchdowns in 1997 breaking the NCAA Division I single season record of 23.

    • Randy Moss was named West Virginia High School Football Player of the Year as a senior.

    • Randy Moss was twice named West Virginia High School Basketball Player of the Year.

    • Moss won state titles in Track and Field for the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes.

    • Moss' brother, Eric, was an offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings.

    • One of Moss' many hobbies is to go largemouth bass fishing.

    • Moss went to the same high school (DuPont) as Heat point guard Jason Williams. They also played on the same basketball and football team.

    • Moss was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings with the 21st pick in Round 1 of the 1998 NFL Draft.

    • Moss' half brother played Offensive Tackle for Ohio State.

    • In 1997, Moss was a Heisman finalist along with Peyton Manning, Ryan Leaf, and Charles Woodson.

    • Of the twenty players drafted ahead of Moss, six are currently out of the league.

    • Randy wore number 18 with the Minnesota Vikings in his rookie season's training camp. Dennis Green, then the head coach of the Vikings, told Moss to switch to number 84.

    • Randy Moss played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1998 to 2005.

    • Randy Moss owns a franchise and is the Vice President of Marketing for Inta Juice, a fruit smoothie chain.

    • Randy Moss is a fan of the NBA's Miami Heat.

    • Randy Moss had aspirations to play college football for Notre Dame. He also once considered going to Ohio State.

    • He is 6 foot, 4 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds.

    • During a 1999 divisional playoff game against the St. Louis Rams, Moss was fined $40,000 for squirting an NFL referee with a water bottle.

    • In 1997, Randy was given the Fred Biletnikoff Award, which is presented to the nation's top college football wide receiver.

    • The NCAA announced on November 13, 2006 that they would begin handing out the Randy Moss Award for college football's best kickoff and punt returner. The award was credited to Moss' name because he was known for his returns while playing at Marshall.

    • Moss appeared on the cover of Sega Sports' NFL 2K, 2K1, and 2K2.

    • Randy Moss plays the position of Wide Receiver.

  • Quotes

    • Randy Moss: I'm still overwhelmed and, at the same time, kind of star struck that I am part of this New England Patriots organization.

    • Randy Moss: What I have done in my nine year career was just a glimpse of what I can do.

    • Randy Moss: Let's put it this way... The Moss of old is back.

    • Randy Moss: I have used marijuana ... since I've been in the league. But as far as abusing it and letting it take control over me, I don't do that, no.

    • Randy Moss: This offense is designed just to hit the open man. I got used to it in mini-camp very quickly, ... If a play is designed to go to me, and I'm double- and triple-covered, then Kerry's reads will take him elsewhere. I think that's what I like about this offense.

    • Randy Moss: The first drive was good, ... One thing that we wanted to do was get out there and get ourselves ready for next week. With everything that we have gone through as far as training camp, preseason and today's game, we are headed in the right direction.

    • Randy Moss: Um, I think his approach, being an offensive-minded coach, is something that I can accept, I like. I mean, he's the man, uh, and, you know, I'll leave that at that.

    • Randy Moss: 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.

    • Randy Moss: To be honest, I really don't know how the Vikings will do. I would really like to see how they handle me not being there because there was a lot of pressure put on me to go out week in and week out and do certain things.

    • Randy Moss: I have been in to see Coach Pruett several times and I came in and saw Coach Snyder a couple months ago, but I try to be low-key and give things back to the people I appreciate. Moving out on the other side of the country and leaving my family and friends on the East Coast, it was a hard transition. My home is here on the East Coast. I'm a West Virginia native.

    • Randy Moss: I just want to let people know that there's nothing between us but love. But by him and me reuniting would be like a Cinderella story.

    • Randy Moss: My hat is off to the Patriots, man, ... They're a good team. They run good schemes, they've got good ballplayers inside those schemes. I really think that we came out energized, enthused. Late in the game we just didn't have that same energy.

    • Randy Moss: I thought we had very good intensity in the first half, but I don't think our intensity was nearly as much as it was in the second half. It came down to who wanted it more and to be honest it was [the Patriots]. The one thing we have to do is forget about this one and move on with the rest of the season. I think we're going to be all right if we take care of our own business and stay away from bad plays.

    • Randy Moss: Oh, it's got nothing to do with Denver or sea level, whatever that is.

    • Randy Moss: Y'all can turn those cameras off.

    • Randy Moss: I mean, how can a guy go out there and really let everything, like I've always said, I like to play, within those white lines, I let myself go. I like to be free. That's why I have my time to just go and just erupt. And with all the rules and the guidelines we've got to follow, man, the league is, they're taking away the fun.

    • Randy Moss: They really don't know me, and I really don't know them. But one thing for sure that I try to leave them with is I am serious about my J-O-B. Once I retire and leave this game, that's what I want everybody to understand.

    • Randy Moss: I think if we'd been getting me the ball earlier, we'd probably have a Super Bowl ring now. ... Like I said earlier, if we'd have done this since my rookie year, we'd have some jewelry around here. ... I think by them getting me the ball, if we're winning, I'm happy. If they are getting me the ball and we're losing, then we've got to find a way to win.

    • Randy Moss: The playbook in Minnesota was more like one-plus-one. And here, this playbook here is like Algebra II. So, it's very complicated.

    • Randy Moss: With what I do, with what I've been able to do in double and triple coverage throughout the whole game, I do consider myself the best receiver in the league. I've said it before, I want to continue to be the best until I leave this game.

    • Randy Moss: There's no telling what you're going to see. I love what I do. I love having fun. When it comes to big games, you never know what you're going to see out of me. As long as we win, I'm just having fun. If the antics come, then I'm here to apologize first before they even happen. I'm going to have fun, man, believe that.

    • Randy Moss: You could see at any given time, our offense can move up and down the field. We've got a hellacious offensive line and a great quarterback. It's up to us to make it happen. We can give anyone the ball and move it up the field.

    • Randy Moss: The Green Bay thing was fun, like being caught up in the moment. When happiness and joy hit you, it's hard to hold it in.

    • Randy Moss: My thing is, unless you've been in my shoes, don't say nothing to me; and if you don't care for me, then, oh well.

    • Randy Moss: I don't really care what people think or say about me, because I'm my own man.

    • Randy Moss: I can't really have any friends. It's sad, really. It's lonely. But that's how I am.

    • Randy Moss: With what I do, with what I've been able to do in double and triple coverage throughout the whole game, I do consider myself the best receiver in the league. I've said it before, I want to continue to be the best until I leave this game.

    • Randy Moss: (after being fined $10,000 for pretending to pull down his pants and moon the crowd) It ain't nothing but 10 grand. What's 10 grand to me? It ain't shit. Next time I might shake my dick.

    • Randy Moss: I play when I want to play.

    • Randy Moss: When you're rich, you don't write checks!

    • Randy Moss: Straight cash, homey. What's 10 grand to me? Next time, I might just shake my dick at them!

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the best receivers.

    6.0
    He really is one of the best wide receivers of all time. The reason why I rate him a 6 is becuase he has had plenty of off the field issues as well as on the field issues. At times, he has been very arrogant and sometimes very spoiled. I have less respect for him as a person than as a player. It seems that he has no clue how good he could have been had he only acted like a decent person. Overall, he is a very talented player and probably will be in the Hall of Fame some day. Thank you.moreless
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    10
    My favorite player of all time and my hometown hero of the New England Patriots. He mad one of the Greatest Runs in football history against Army when he was at Marshall.He is so fast and Athletic. i just Love him.
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