(Marshall)...6'4'', 210...1st round pick (21st overall) by Vikings in 1998 NFL Draft … Made instant impact at pro level with 69 catches for 1,313 yards and a league-leading 17 touchdowns in rookie season … Named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year … Eclipsed 100-catch mark in back-to-back seasons, 2002-03 … Recorded career-best 111 catches for 1,632 yards for Vikings in 2003 … Set NFL record with 23 touchdown receptions in his first season with Patriots, 2007 … Started in four conference championship games and two Super Bowls … Registered 10 or more TD catches in a season nine times … Led NFL in TD receptions five times (1998, 2000, 2003, 2007, and 2009) … Became second player to eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving 10 times … Career numbers include 982 catches for 15,292 yards and 156 TDs … Also scored touchdown on punt return; threw 2 TD passes and scored four two-point conversions … Earned All-Pro honors four times … Voted to six Pro Bowls … Selected to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s … Born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia.

BIO

Randy Moss Minnesota Vikings & New England Patriots & Oakland Raiders & San Francisco 49ers & Tennessee Titans

Randy Moss was drafted in the first round, 21st player overall, of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. A dynamic wide receiver out of Marshall University where he was twice a consensus All-American (1996-97), Moss played 14 seasons in the NFL. His career included stints with the Vikings (1998-2004, 2010), Oakland Raiders (2005-06), New England Patriots (2007-2010), Tennessee Titans (2010), and the San Francisco 49ers (2012).

In his NFL debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Moss recorded four catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns. That year he set a then-NFL record for the most touchdown receptions by a rookie with 17, tops in the NFL that season. He would lead the league in that category five times during his career. Moss received numerous accolades his rookie season, including AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

He continued to be the focal point of the Vikings’ offense for several years and ranked second in the team’s record book for receptions (587), receiving yards (9,316), and touchdowns (93) trailing only Hall of Famer Cris Carter after his final season with the team in 2010.

In 2007, Moss set the NFL single-season record for touchdown receptions in a season with 23 to help the New England Patriots become the only team to finish a regular season with perfect 16-0 record. Moss made two Super Bowl appearances – Super Bowl XLII with the New England Patriots and XLVII with the San Francisco 49ers.

Moss caught 10 or more touchdown passes in nine seasons and had 10 seasons with 1,000 yards receiving. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Moss received first-team All-Pro honors four times and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s. He finished his career with 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns. His career receiving yards and career touchdowns ranked third and fourth respectively in the NFL record book at the time of his retirement.

STATS

Randy Moss's Stats

     

Receiving

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

1998

Minnesota

16

69

1313

19.0

17

1999

Minnesota

16

80

1413

17.7

11

2000

Minnesota

16

77

1437

18.7

15

2001

Minnesota

16

82

1233

15.0

10

2002

Minnesota

16

106

1347

12.7

7

2003

Minnesota

16

111

1632

14.7

17

2004

Minnesota

13

49

767

15.7

13

2005

Oakland

16

60

1005

16.8

8

2006

Oakland

13

42

553

13.2

3

2007

New England

16

98

1493

15.2

23

2008

New England

16

69

1008

14.6

11

2009

New England

16

83

1264

15.2

13

2010

New England

4

9

139

15.4

3

2010

Minnesota

4

13

174

13.4

2

2010

Tennessee

8

6

80

13.3

0

2012

San Francisco

16

28

434

15.5

3

Career

218

982

15,292

15.6

156

 

Additional Career Statistics: Rushing: 25-159; Punt Returns: 18-162, 1 TD; Kick Returns: 2-33; Passing: 4-8-106, 2 TDs, 1 INT; INTs: 1-0; Two-point conversions: 4



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Randy Moss's Championship Games

Championship Games

1998 NFC – Atlanta Falcons 30, Minnesota Vikings 27

Moss started the game at wide receiver.  He had six receptions for 75 yards and one touchdown.

 

2000 NFC – New York Giants 41, Minnesota Vikings 0

Moss started the game at wide receiver.  He had two receptions for 18 yards.

 

2007 AFC New England Patriots 21, San Diego Chargers 12

Moss started the game at wide receiver.  He had one reception for 18 yards and one rush for 14 yards.

 

2012 NFC San Francisco 49ers 28, Atlanta Falcons 24

Moss started the game at wide receiver.  He had three receptions for 46 yards.

 

Super Bowls

 

Super Bowl XLII – New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

Moss started the game at wide receiver.  He had five receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown.

 

Super Bowl XLVII – Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

Moss started at wide receiver. He had two receptions for 41 yards.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Randy Moss's Career Highlights

All-League Teams

All-Pro: 1998 (AP, PFWA, SN) ·  2000 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2003 (AP, PFWA)  · 2007 (AP, PFWA, SN, US)

All-NFC: 1998 (PW)  · 2000 (PW)  ·  2002 (PW)  ·   2003 (PW)  ·   2007(PW) 

Pro Bowls

(6) – 1999, 2000, 2001*, 2003*, 2004*, 2008*

*Did not play

In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following the 2012 season)

  • [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 23 (2007)
  • [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Rookie Season – 17 (1998)
  • [2nd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Receiving – 10
  • [2nd] Most Games, 100 or Yards Receiving, Career – 64
  • [2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 156
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 4 (vs. Buffalo, Nov. 18, 2007)
  • [3rd] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 15,292
  • [3rd] Most Yards Receiving, Rookie Season – 1,313 (1998)
  • [3rd] Most Seasons Leading League, Receiving Touchdowns – 5
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns, Rookie Season – 17 (1998)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Games, 100 or Yards Receiving, Season – 9 (2007)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 10 (2003-04)
  • [4th] Most Touchdowns, Career – 157
  • [Tied for 4th] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 17 (1998)

 

Postseason Records

  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or Yards Receiving – 3 (1999-2000)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 10
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Games with Receiving Touchdowns – 5 (1998-2000)

 

Pro Bowl Records

  • [1st] Most Receiving Yards, Game – 212 (2000)
  • [2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 9 (2000)

 

Team Records

 

Vikings records held by Moss

            (Records through the 2010 season, Moss’ final season with Minnesota)

  • [1st] Most Points, Rookie Season – 106
  • [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 17 (1998)
  • [1st] Most Consecutive Games with a Touchdowns – 10 (2003-04)
  • [1st] Most Receptions, Rookie Season – 69 (1998)
  • [1st] Most Seasons Leading Team in Receiving Yards – 6 (1998-2003)
  • [1st] Most Consecutive Seasons Leading Team in Receiving Yards – 6 (1998-2003)
  • [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,632 (2003)
  • [1st] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 41
  • [1st] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Season – 8 (2000, 2003)
  • [1st] Most Yards per Reception, Game – 54.3 (at Dallas, Nov. 26, 1998)
  • [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Rookie Season – 17 (1988)
  • [1st] Most Combined Net Yards, Career – 9,670
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Punt Returns for Touchdown, Season – 1 (1999)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Punt Returns for Touchdown, Game – 1 (at Kansas City, Dec. 12, 1999)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 4 (2000, 2003)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading Team in TDs – 5 (1998, 2001-01, 2003-04)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 17 (1998, 2003)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Game with a Receiving Touchdowns – 7 (1998)
  • [2nd] Most Receptions, Career – 587
  • [2nd] Most Yards, Rushing and Receiving, Career – 9,475
  • [2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 93
  • [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 9,316
  • [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,437 (2000)
  • [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 204 (vs. Chicago Bears, Dec. 17, 2000)
  • [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Rookie Game – 190 (at Green Bay, Oct. 5, 1998)
  • [2nd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Receiving – 6
  • [2nd] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Season – 7 (1999, 2002)
  • [2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 92
  • [2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 15 (2000)
  • [2nd] Most Yards, Rushing and Receiving, Rookie Season – 1,317 (1998)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Punt Returns for Touchdown, Career – 1
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games with a Touchdowns – 7 (1998)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons with 50 or More Receptions – 6 (1998-2003)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 3 (at Dallas, Nov. 26, 1998; vs. Chicago, Dec. 6, 1998; at Detroit, Oct. 1, 2000; vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 19, 2001; vs. San Francisco, Sept. 28, 2003)
  • [3rd] Most Combined Yards, Career – 9,670
  • [3rd] Most Receptions, Season – 111 (2003)
  • [3rd] Most Consecutive Games with a Pass Reception – 101
  • [3rd] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,413 (1999)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns, Season – 17 (1998, 2003)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Receptions, Game – 12 (at Chicago, Nov. 14, 1999)
  • [Tied for 3rd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 13 (2004)
  • [4th] Most Points, Career – 564
  • [4th] Most Receptions, Season – 106 (2002)

Postseason Records

  • [2nd] Most Receiving Yards, Game – 188 (at St. Louis, Jan. 16, 2000)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Longest Reception – 68td (from Daunte Culpepper, vs. New Orleans, Jan. 6, 2001)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 2 (at St. Louis, Jan. 16, 2000; vs. New Orleans, Jan. 6, 2001; at Green Bay, Jan. 9, 2005)

Patriots records held by Moss

(Records through the 2010 season, Moss’ final season with New England)

  • [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,493 (2007)
  • [1st] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving – 4 (2007)
  • [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 23 (2007) 
  • [1st] Most Touchdowns, Game – 4 (at Buffalo, Nov. 18, 2007)
  • [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 23 (2007) 
  • [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 4 (at Buffalo, Nov. 18, 2007)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most 1,000 Yard Receiving Seasons – 3 (2007-2010)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Season – 8 (2007)
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive with Receiving Touchdown – 5 (2007)
  • [2nd] Most Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving, Career – 18
  • [2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 13 (2009) 
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 50 
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 50 
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Points, Game – 24 (at Buffalo, Nov. 18, 2007)
  • [4th] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,264 (2009)
  • [4th] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 11 (2008) 
  • [4th] Most Receiving Yards, Game – 183 (at N.Y. Jets, Sept. 9, 2007)
  • [Tied for 4th] Most Touchdowns, Season – 13 (2009) 
  • [Tied for 4th] Most Receptions, Game – 12 (vs. Buffalo, Sept. 14, 2009)
  • [5th] Most Receptions, Season – 98 (2007)

League/Team Statistical Titles

NFL Statistical Championships

Touchdown Title: 2007

 

NFC Statistical Championships

Touchdown Title: 1998, 2007

Pass Reception Titles: 2002

Receiving Yards Titles: 1999, 2002

 

AFC Statistical Championships

Touchdown Title:  2007

Scoring Titles: 2007

 

Team Statistical Championships

Touchdown Title:  1998 MIN, 2000 MIN, 2001 MIN, 2003 MIN, 2004 MIN, 2007NE

Pass Reception Titles: 2001 MIN, 2002 MIN, 2003 MIN

Receiving Yards Titles: 1998 MIN, 1999 MIN, 2000 MIN, 2001 MIN, 2002 MIN, 2003 MIN, 2007NE

Scoring Titles: 2003 MIN, 2007NE

                                                                                                                                                           

MIN Minnesota      NE New England 

 

Awards and Honors

  • 1998 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • 1998 Rookie of the Year (SI, SN, PW)
  • 1998 NFC Rookie of the Year (PFWA)
  • 1998 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month (November)
  • 1998 NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 12, 13)
  • 2001 NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 10)
  • 2007 AFC Offensive Player of the Month (November)
  • 2007 NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 9, 11)
  • NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s

Year-by-Year Team Records

1998     Minnesota Vikings............ 15-1-0   (1st)

1999     Minnesota Vikings............ 10-6-0   (2nd)

2000     Minnesota Vikings............ 11-5-0   (1st)

2001     Minnesota Vikings............. 5-11-0   (4th)

2002     Minnesota Vikings............. 6-10-0   (2nd)

2003     Minnesota Vikings............... 9-7-0   (2nd)

2004     Minnesota Vikings.............. 8-8-0   (2nd)

2005     Oakland Raiders 4-12-0   (4th)

2006     Oakland Raiders................ 2-14-0   (4th)

2007     New England Patriots........ 16-0-0   (1st)

2008     New England Patriots......... 11-5-0   (2nd)

2009     New England Patriots........ 10-6-0   (1st)

2010     New England Patriots........ 14-2-0   (1st)

2010     Minnesota Vikings............. 6-10-0   (4th)

2010     Tennessee Titans.............. 6-10-0   (4th)

2012     San Francisco 49ers......... 11-4-1   (1st)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Randy Moss's Career Capsule

Full Name: Randy Gene Moss

Birthdate: February 13, 1977

Birthplace: Rand, West Virginia

High School: DuPont (Belle, WV)

Pro Career: 14 seasons, 218 games

Drafted: 1st round (21st player overall) in 1998 by Minnesota