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Randy Moss's Personal Details

Randy Moss is an American football wide receiver and is currently a free agent

InformationDetail
BirthdayFebruary 13, 1977
NationalityAmerican
FamousMarshall University, Sportspersons, Football Players, American Football Players
SpousesLibby Offutt
SiblingsEric, Lutisia
Known asRandy Gene Moss
Childrens Montigo Moss, Senali Moss, Sydney Moss, Thaddeus Moss
Universities
  • Marshall University
  • Riverside High School
  • Cabell Alternative School
Notable Alumnis
  • Marshall University
Birth PlaceRand, West Virginia
Height193cm
GenderMale
FatherMaxine Moss
MotherRandy Pratt
Net Worth$40 million as of Jan 20,2017
Sun SignAquarius
Born inRand, West Virginia

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Who is Randy Moss?

Randy Moss, the eminent American football wide receiver, was capable enough to make any defense in the sports of football, wake up to a haunting dream. An incredibly athletic individual, Moss took the world of sport by storm, with a record smashing season in his first year with Marshall University. Though there were many who questioned his potential and integrity after a dry season, his stellar performance with New English patriots was the best answer he could give back to his critics. Despite switching from one team to another, his performance never witnessed as slump as he broke all records. Through his performances, he proved on more than one occasion, that he was a force to be reckoned with and that his talent was par excellence. Consequently, New York Times labeled him as "National Football League's biggest enigma”, but the fame was all very short-lived. His off-field behavior landed him in huge trouble, and he was sentenced to a sixty day imprisonment for indulging in a racial fight and for being tested positive for marijuana. Despite his failing public image, the fact that he is still admired and followed by numerous fans, is a testament to his exceptional talent. If you would like to learn more about this personality, scroll further.

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Childhood & Early Life

Randy Moss was born in West Virginia to Maxine Moss and Randy Pratt. He attended the DuPont High School in Belle, West Virginia, where he was made the captain of the school football team. He led his team to victory and won the state AAA football title, which is the highest honor in football in West Virginia.

He also was a part of the basketball team and won the state titles in 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. By the time he completed high school, he had 109 catches, 44 touchdowns and 2,435 yards to his credit in football.

In 1995, following his graduation from high school, he was presented a scholarship to play football at the University of Notre Dame. However, before joining the college, he got involved in a racially motivated fight, for which he received a 30 day suspended jail sentence. After pleading guilty, the university revoked his scholarship.

Career

In 1996, after his jail term, he moved to Florida State though his stay there was short. He was transferred to Marshall University, where he set many records including a touchdown catch in a season, most consecutive games with a touchdown catch, most TD passes caught by a freshman and most receiving yards gained by a freshman.

His performance also helped the university team to have an undefeated season and helped them win the national title in the school's last season in Division I-AA. Though he was recognized as a player with a lot of potential, he was transferred from one team to another mainly because of his off-field squabbles and his violent mood swings.

He also played for Minnesota Vikings for their first round pick and as a rookie he set a record of 17 touchdown receptions. He was with Minnesota Vikings from 1998 to 2005.

In 2005, he moved to Oakland Raiders where his performance lacked the concentration and intensity, which created further problems for the already downtrodden franchise. People started saying that his career was spiraling downwards.

In 2007, when he was acquired by the New England Patriots, he silenced the skeptics with his brilliant performance. He had one of the best seasons in the NFL history, posting 1,493 yards and an NFL record 23 touchdown receptions.

Despite his achievements, his off-field behaviour invited plenty of controversies which included squirting a game official with a water bottle, bumping a traffic control officer with his car and so on.

On August 1, 2011, his agent, Joel Segal, announced Moss’s decision to retire from football.

In February 2012, Moss announced his decision to revoke his retirement. On March 12, 2012, He signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on undisclosed financial terms.

Awards & Achievements

He received the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 1997, which is presented to America's top college football wide receivers by the ‘Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.’.

In 1998, he was bestowed with AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, an award given to the top American football rookie in the National Football League (NFL).

He was also named one of the 50 Greatest Vikings.

Personal Life & Legacy

He is currently in a relationship with Libby Offutt and they have four children; two daughters, Sydney and Senali, and two sons, Thaddeus and Montigo.

Trivia

This famous American footballer was known as the ‘The Freak’ among his teammates at Marshall University.

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Randy Moss awards

YearNameAward

Other

2003NFC Player of the Year
2007PFWA Comeback Player of the Year
1997Fred Biletnikoff Award
1997Paul Warfield Trophy
1998 - AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1998 - PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year
1998 - NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year

Randy Moss biography timelines

  • // 13th Feb 1977
    Randy Moss was born in West Virginia to Maxine Moss and Randy Pratt. He attended the DuPont High School in Belle, West Virginia, where he was made the captain of the school football team. He led his team to victory and won the state AAA football title, which is the highest honor in football in West Virginia.
  • // 1990
    In 1998, he was bestowed with AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, an award given to the top American football rookie in the National Football League (NFL).
  • // 1995
    In 1995, following his graduation from high school, he was presented a scholarship to play football at the University of Notre Dame. However, before joining the college, he got involved in a racially motivated fight, for which he received a 30 day suspended jail sentence. After pleading guilty, the university revoked his scholarship.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, after his jail term, he moved to Florida State though his stay there was short. He was transferred to Marshall University, where he set many records including a touchdown catch in a season, most consecutive games with a touchdown catch, most TD passes caught by a freshman and most receiving yards gained by a freshman.
  • // 1997
    He received the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 1997, which is presented to America's top college football wide receivers by the ‘Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.’.
  • // 1998 To 2005
    He also played for Minnesota Vikings for their first round pick and as a rookie he set a record of 17 touchdown receptions. He was with Minnesota Vikings from 1998 to 2005.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he moved to Oakland Raiders where his performance lacked the concentration and intensity, which created further problems for the already downtrodden franchise. People started saying that his career was spiraling downwards.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, when he was acquired by the New England Patriots, he silenced the skeptics with his brilliant performance. He had one of the best seasons in the NFL history, posting 1,493 yards and an NFL record 23 touchdown receptions.
  • // 2011
    On August 1, 2011, his agent, Joel Segal, announced Moss’s decision to retire from football.
  • // 2012
    In February 2012, Moss announced his decision to revoke his retirement. On March 12, 2012, He signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on undisclosed financial terms.

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Randy Moss's FAQ

  • What is Randy Moss birthday?

    Randy Moss was born at 1977-02-13

  • Where is Randy Moss's birth place?

    Randy Moss was born in Rand, West Virginia

  • What is Randy Moss nationalities?

    Randy Moss's nationalities is American

  • Who is Randy Moss spouses?

    Randy Moss's spouses is Libby Offutt

  • Who is Randy Moss siblings?

    Randy Moss's siblings is Eric, Lutisia

  • Who is Randy Moss childrens?

    Randy Moss's childrens is Montigo Moss, Senali Moss, Sydney Moss, Thaddeus Moss

  • What was Randy Moss universities?

    Randy Moss studied at Marshall University, Riverside High School, Cabell Alternative School

  • What was Randy Moss notable alumnis?

    Randy Moss's notable alumnis is Marshall University

  • How tall is Randy Moss?

    Randy Moss's height is 193

  • Who is Randy Moss's father?

    Randy Moss's father is Maxine Moss

  • Who is Randy Moss's mother?

    Randy Moss's mother is Randy Pratt

  • What is Randy Moss's sun sign?

    Randy Moss is Aquarius