Monday, February 13, 2012

Randy Moss

Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football at Marshall University, and twice earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft.

Moss played the first seven years 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. On October 6, 2010, Moss returned to the Vikings in a trade from the Patriots. However, his stint in Minnesota was short-lived, as he was waived by the team less than a month later, and claimed by the Tennessee Titans.

Moss holds the NFL single season touchdown reception record (23, set in 2007), and the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17, in 1998).

Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: February 13, 1977 (1977-02-13) (age 35)
Place of birth: Rand, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Debuted in 1998 for the Minnesota Vikings
Last played in 2010 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history

* Minnesota Vikings (1998–2004)
* Oakland Raiders (2005–2006)
* New England Patriots (2007–2010)
* Minnesota Vikings (2010)
* Tennessee Titans (2010)

Career highlights and awards

* AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1998)
* PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (1998)
* NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year (1998)
* 7× Pro Bowl (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009)
* 5× All-Pro (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007)
* Pro Bowl MVP (2000)
* NFC Player of the Year (2003)
* PFWA Comeback Player of the Year (2007)
* AFC Champion (2007)
* New England Patriots All-2000s Team
* NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
* First-team All-American (1996, 1997)
* Fred Biletnikoff Award (1997)
* Paul Warfield Trophy (1997)
* List of NFL records

Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Receptions 954
Receiving yards 14,858
Receiving touchdowns 153

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