Randy Moss (r81m) from NFL Wide Receiver
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Randy Gene Moss was born on February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia. Randy, his sister and older brother were raised by his mother, Maxine. He attended Dupont High where he dominated on the gridiron with his extraordinary speed.
Randy played two years of football at Marshall University, scoring at least one touchdown in all 28 games he played. He won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's leading wide receiver, and was a finalist for the 1997 Heisman Trophy. While leading Marshall to victory, Randy earned himself the chance to become an NFL superstar.
During the 1998 NFL Draft, Randy was taken by the Minnesota Vikings with the 21st overall pick. At the end of the 1998 season, Randy 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 total.
Randy made the Pro Bowl five times in his seven-year career with the Vikings. In 2005 he was traded to the Oakland Raiders before heading to the New England Patriots in 2007 for a record-breaking season.
Randy helped the Patriots finish their season with a perfect 16-0 record, also earning his sixth Pro Bowl selection. Randy broke the single season record of 22 touchdown receptions previously set by Jerry Rice. He recorded 98 catches for 1,493 yards in 2007 (the highest yardage total in Patriots franchise history and the third-highest total number of catches). Randy's 2007 season featured touchdowns in 13 of 16 games (including 8 multi-touchdown games), nine 100-yard games, and six touchdown receptions of 40 or more yards.
Randy played for the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL season, which would be his final season in the league before announcing his retirement.
While mostly known for his fearless performance on the field, Randy has also helped found and finance numerous charitable endeavors. Most of his charity work is aimed at helping children. With a legendary performance in the NFL that won't be forgotten and growing base of loyal fans, Randy continues to make his mark on society.