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 81   Randy Moss   WR
  Height: 6-4   Weight: 210
  Year: 13   Yrs/Pat: 4
  Acquired: T(OAK)-07
  School: Marshall
  Born: Feb 13, 1977    
  Pro Bowl: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007

Career Transactions

Randy Moss was acquired by the Patriots from the Oakland Raiders on April 29, 2007 in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft (110th overall - DB John Bowie) ... Originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft (21st overall) ... Traded by Minnesota to the Oakland Raiders (3/2/05) in exchange for linebacker Napoleon Harris, a first-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft (seventh overall - WR Troy Williamson) and a seventh-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft (219th overall - DB Adrian Ward) ... Re-signed by the Patriots (3/3/08).


Career Statistics

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Career Highlights

GP/GS (Playoffs): 186/180 (12/12)

  • Over his 12 NFL seasons, Moss has totaled 148 touchdown receptions on 926 career catches. His rate of one touchdown for every 6.25 receptions is the best in NFL history, surpassing Lance Alworth's rate of one touchdown every 6.38 receptions.
  • In 2007, Moss caught an NFL-record 23 touchdown passes, surpassing Jerry Rice's previous record of 22 in 1987. Moss' contributions were a key part of the Patriots' setting several NFL single-season records, including most points in a season (589) and most touchdowns in a season (75) en route to completing the NFL's first 16-0 regular season and tying the league's all-time record with 18 total victories.
  • Moss set a Patriots franchise record with 1,493 receiving yards in 2007, topping Stanley Morgan's previous mark of 1,491 yards in 1986. Moss also set team records for receiving touchdowns (23), overall touchdowns (23) and points scored by a non-kicker (138).
  • On Nov. 18, 2007, Moss caught four touchdown passes against Buffalo, setting a new career high and a new team record for most scoring catches in a game. All of his four touchdowns came in the first half, tying the NFL record for most touchdown catches before halftime and becoming the first player since Roy Green in 1983 to achieve the feat.
  • Moss has recorded ten seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards and has caught 10 or more touchdown passes in eight seasons. The Marshall product is the only player in NFL history to record 1,000 or more receiving yards in each of his first six NFL seasons.
  • Moss was named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team following the 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007 seasons and has earned six career Pro Bowl selections (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007).
  • Moss was named AFC Player of the Month for November 2007, totaling 24 receptions for 316 yards and five touchdowns in three games during the month.
  • Moss caught his 100th career touchdown pass while playing in his 132nd career game (10/8/06). Moss and Jerry Rice (100 touchdowns in 120 games) are the only two players in NFL history to record 100 touchdown receptions in fewer than 140 NFL games.
  • Moss was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2002 Pro Bowl after setting records for catches (nine) and receiving yards (212) in the game along with scoring the final touchdown of the day in a 51-31 win by the NFC.
  • Moss led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007 and tied for the lead in 2009. He led the NFC in receiving yards in 1999 (1,413) and 2002 (1,347). He led the NFC in receptions in 2002 (106) and ranked second in 2003 (111).
  • Moss has caught three or more touchdown passes in a game nine times, including a career-high four scoring catches at Buffalo on Nov. 18, 2007.


2009 Season

2009 (16/16, 1/1)

  • Started all 16 games and finished with 83 receptions for 1,264 receiving yards and tied for the NFL-lead with 13 touchdowns.
  • Named offensive co-captain by his teammates.
  • Moss' 13 touchdowns are second in Patriots' history to the NFL-record (23) he had in 2007.
  • Became the seventh player in NFL history to reach 14,000 receiving yards and now ranks sixth on the all-time list with 14,465.
  • Became the 11th player to reach the 900 career receptions milestone in 2009 and now ranks 10th with 926 receptions.
  • Reached 1,000-yards receiving in 2009 for the 10th time in his career. He joins Jerry Rice (14 seasons) as the only players in NFL history to record 10 seasons with 1,000 receiving yards.
  • Scored two or more touchdowns in a game three times in 2009 to increase his total to 35 games with two or more touchdown receptions - good for second all-time behind Jerry Rice (44). H Moss and Wes Welker each hauled in 12 catches for the Patriots vs. Buffalo (9/14). It was the first time in team history that two players have had at least 12 catches in the same game.
  • Welker and Moss became the first Patriots duo to have back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons (2007-08) and in 2009 stretched that to three straight 1,000 yard seasons. It is the sixth time in NFL history a team has had two players go three straight seasons with 1,000 yards.
  • Hauled in a 55-yard reception along with a 63-yard touchdown reception at Indianapolis (11/5). It was the fourth time in his career that he has had two or more 50-yard receptions in the same game.
  • Scored on four touchdowns of 40 yards or more during the season with a 40-yard touchdown vs. Tennessee (10/18), a 71-yard touchdown vs. Miami (11/8), a 63-yard touchdown at Indianapolis (11/15) and a 58-yard touchdown at Miami (12/6).
  • Had five 100-yard games in 2009 and three games with two or more touchdowns, including two games with three touchdowns vs. Tennessee (10/18) and vs. Jacksonville (12/27).
  • Grabbed his first career interception at Denver (10/11) on the final play of the first half, hauling in a Kyle Orton Hail Mary pass when he lined up as a deep safety.


2008 Season

2008 (16/16)

  • Tallied 1,008 receiving yards on 69 receptions, including 11 touchdowns which led the AFC and tied for third in the NFL.
  • Selected an offensive team captain by his teammates.
  • His 11 touchdown catches were the then third-highest total in Patriots history, trailing only his 23 scoring catches in 2007 and Stanley Morgan's 12 touchdown receptions in 1979.
  • Broke the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the ninth time in his 11-year career, which was tied for the second best in NFL history, trailing only Jerry Rice's 14 seasons surpassing the 1,000-yard milestone.
  • Moved ahead of Cris Carter and into third place on the NFL's all-time touchdown receptions list with three touchdown catches at Miami (11/23).
  • Tallied his 800th career reception on a 10-yard pass against St. Louis (10/26), becoming the 20th player in NFL history to reach the milestone and the fifth fastest to reach that mark.
  • Recorded the 56th 100-yard receiving game of his career, making six catches for 116 yards and one touchdown against Kansas City (9/7).
  • Tallied five receptions for 111 yards, recording the second 100-yard receiving game of the season and the 57th 100-yard receiving game of his career at San Francisco (10/5).
  • Turned in his 30th career multi-touchdown game of his career against Denver (10/20).
  • Climbed three spots on the NFL's all-time receptions list into 17th place with his 815th career reception against Buffalo (11/9).
  • Made a diving catch in the right corner of the end zone in tight coverage for a 16-yard touchdown reception from Matt Cassel with one second remaining in the game that. With the ensuing extra point, that sent the game into overtime against the N.Y. Jets (11/13).
  • Pocketed his fifth career game with three or more touchdown receptions and the 59th 100-yard receiving game of his career, grabbing eight receptions for 125 yards and three touchdowns at Miami (11/23).
  • With a 13-yard reception at Seattle (12/7) became the 11th player in NFL history to record 13,000 career receiving yards.
  • Tallied his 32nd career game with two or more touchdown catches at Oakland (12/14) and moved into 10th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yardage list, passing Steve Largent's total of 13,089 career receiving yards.
  • Gathered in the longest catch by a Patriots receiver since 2003, grabbing a Matt Cassel pass in stride and racing down the sideline for a 76-yard touchdown reception on the first play from scrimmage of the second half against Arizona (12/21).


2007 Season

2007 (16/16, 3/3)

  • Set the NFL's all-time single-season touchdown record, passing Jerry Rice, with his 23rd touchdown catch of the season at the New York Giants (12/29).
  • Selected to his seventh Pro Bowl in 2007 while earning a spot on the Associated Press All-Pro team.
  • Established a new Patriots franchise record for receiving yards, finishing with 1,493 receiving yards.
  • Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week twice (Wk. 9, Wk. 11).
  • Created a lasting impression in his Patriots debut at the N.Y. Jets (9/9), tallying the third most receiving yards in a single game in team history with 183 yards and caught his first touchdown pass in a Patriots uniform on a 51-yard bomb from Tom Brady.
  • Racked up a team high 105 receiving yards with a pair of touchdowns, a 23-yard strike and a 24-yard score, against San Diego (9/16).
  • Became the 19th player in NFL history to gain 11,000 or more receiving yards in a career on a 45-yard reception in the Patriots' win over Buffalo (9/23) and caught two touchdown passes for the second straight game.
  • Became the first player in NFL history to notch four straight 100-yard receiving games in his first four games with a new team at Cincinnati (10/1) in addition to recording his 700th career catch on a 17-yard hookup versus the Bengals and became the 27th player in NFL history to reach that mark.
  • Hauled in a 6-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady at Dallas (10/14) for his eighth touchdown reception of the season, making him the first Patriot since Ben Coates to notch eight or more scoring catches in a single season.
  • Leaped over Dolphins safeties Renaldo Hill and Cameron Worrell and came down with a 35-yard touchdown reception at Miami (10/21) and turned in an equally awe-inspiring touchdown catch later in the game with a one-handed grab for a 50-yard score.
  • Pulled in his sixth 100-yard receiving game with a 145-yard performance on nine catches in the Patriots' come-from-behind win over Indianapolis (11/4).
  • Set a single-game career high and franchise record for touchdown receptions with four, all coming in the first half of the Patriots' victory over Buffalo (11/18) and became just the fifth player in NFL history to grab four touchdown receptions in the first half of a game.
  • Hauled in his 17th touchdown reception on a game-tying three-yard strike in the Patriots' comeback win at Baltimore (12/3).
  • Returned a perfect crossfield spiral to Tom Brady on a double lateral that resulted in a 56-yard Jabar Gaffney touchdown reception vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers (12/9).
  • Registered his 20th and 21st touchdown receptions of the season, placing him just one touchdown shy of Jerry Rice's NFL single-season record of 22 with an 11-yard and an 1-yard touchdown against Miami (12/23).
  • Set the NFL all-time single-season touchdown receptions record with his 22nd and 23rd scoring catches of the season in the Patriots' comeback win at the N.Y. Giants (12/29), breaking the NFL single-season record on a 65-yard go-route down the right hand sideline. Tied Stanley Morgan's franchise record with his ninth 100-yard receiving game of the season in a six-catch, 100-yard performance against the Giants.
  • With his 4-yard touchdown against the Giants (12/29), moved into 10th place on the NFL's all-time career touchdowns list with his 124th score.
  • Made five catches for 62 yards and one touchdown against the Giants in Super Bowl XLII (2/3), including a go-ahead six-yard scoring grab late in the fourth quarter.


2006 Season

2006 (13/13 - Oakland)

  • Started 13 games and logged 42 catches for 553 yards.
  • Moved to fifth all-time in the NFL for career touchdown receptions against San Francisco (10/8).
  • Caught a five-yard touchdown against Cleveland (10/1) for his 100th career touchdown (99 touchdown receptions, 1 rushing).
  • Had five catches for 52 yards against San Francisco (10/8) and caught his 100th touchdown reception.
  • Had seven catches for 129 yards and one touchdown against Arizona (10/22).
  • Caught two passes for 28 yards against Cincinnati (12/10) before leaving the game with an ankle injury and was inactive for the last three games.


2005 Season

2005 (16/15 - Oakland)

  • Played in all 16 games with 15 starts in his first season with the Raiders.
  • Led the team in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, finishing the year with 60 catches for 1,005 yards and eight touchdowns.
  • Became the first Raider since 2002 to top 1,000 receiving yards.
  • Moved into 25th place on the NFL all-time receiving yardage list in Week 12 against Miami (11/27).
  • A week later at San Diego (12/4), he topped 10,000 career yards from scrimmage.
  • On Christmas Eve at Denver (12/24), he became the fourth-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, doing so in his 124th career game.
  • Finished the season with a flourish, catching seven balls for 116 yards and two touchdowns on New Year's Eve against the N.Y. Giants (12/31), pushing his season yardage total over 1,000. H Started at wide receiver and topped the 100-yard mark in his Raiders debut against New England (9/8) and scored on just his second catch as a Raider on a 73-yard bomb in the second quarter.
  • Started at wide receiver and caught four passes for 123 yards, averaging 30.8 yards per grab against Dallas (10/2).
  • Recorded his fourth 100-plus yard receiving game of the season with seven receptions for 116 yards and a season-high two touchdowns against the N.Y. Giants (12/31).
  • Also, surpassed the 1,000-yard plateau with an 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter to finish with 1,005 receiving yards.


2004 Season

2004 (13/13, 2/2 - Minnesota)

  • Started 13 games, finishing the season with 49 catches for 767 yards and caught 13 touchdown passes to lead the Vikings for the fifth straight season and the sixth time.
  • Ranked third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns.
  • Broke the 100-yard receiving mark three times, with 119 against Chicago (9/26), 104 vs. Seattle (12/12) and 102 at Detroit (12/19).
  • Missed a game for the first time in his career when he was declared inactive at Indianapolis (11/8), breaking a streak of 107 consecutive games played.
  • Caught five passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns against Houston (10/10), marking his second consecutive game with multiple scores and the 22nd of his career.
  • Topped the 100-yard plateau for the second time in 2004, grabbing four passes for 104 yards and a touchdown against Seattle (12/12).
  • Notched the 41st 100-yard receiving day of his career, catching four passes for 102 yards and a score against Detroit (12/19). His touchdown came on an 82-yard strike, the longest reception of his career.
  • Caught a pair of touchdown passes in the NFC Wild Card playoff win over Green Bay (1/9), tying the Vikings single-game playoff record.
  • Set new Vikings playoff record with nine career playoff touchdown catches.


2003 Season

2003 (16/16 - Minnesota)

  • Started 16 league games and set career highs in receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,632) and tied a then career high with 17 touchdown catches.
  • Selected to start for the NFC in Pro Bowl, his fifth selection in his first six seasons.
  • Named All-Pro by Associated Press for the third time.
  • Ranked second in the NFL in receptions and receiving yards, trailing only St. Louis' Torry Holt in both categories.
  • Broke his own Vikings single-season receiving yardage record, surpassing his previous mark of 1,437 in 2000.
  • Went over the 1,000-yard mark again, making him the first NFL player to accomplish the feat in each of their first six seasons.
  • Set a Vikings record for fewest games needed to reach 1,000 yards receiving, accomplishing the feat in 10 games.
  • Tied Vikings receiving touchdowns record he already shared with 17.
  • Joined Cris Carter as the only Vikings player to post consecutive 100-plus-catch seasons.
  • Tied his own team record with eight games of 100-plus receiving yards.
  • Tied Vikings record with four straight games over 100 yards receiving.
  • Hauled in season-long 72-yard pass against the Detroit Lions (9/21).
  • Had season-best 172 receiving yards and caught three touchdowns against San Francisco (9/28), marking his fifth career game with three touchdown catches.
  • Notched season-high 11 catches and topped the 100-yard mark with 120 receiving yards against San Diego (11/9).


2002 Season

2002 (16/16 - Minnesota)

  • Started all 16 league games and surpassed the 100-reception plateau for the first time in his career with 106 catches for 1,347 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time and named All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly.
  • Led the NFC in receptions and receiving yards.
  • Went over the 1,000-yard mark for the fifth straight season, the only NFL player to do so in each of his first five seasons.
  • Went over the 100-yard mark seven times, just short of his career-high eight in 2000.
  • Caught a season-high 11 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo (9/15).
  • Posted a season-best 134 receiving yards on nine catches against Atlanta (12/1).
  • Tied a season high with 11 receptions and a pair of touchdowns against New Orleans (12/15), as well as registering a career-long 25-yard rush.
  • Caught a season-long 60-yard pass and threw the second touchdown pass of his career against Miami (12/21).


2001 Season

2001 (16/16 - Minnesota)

  • Started all 16 league games and went over the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the fourth straight season, setting an NFL record to start a career.
  • Caught 82 passes for 1,233 yards and 10 touchdowns and ranked fourth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns, sixth in receiving yards and seventh in receptions.
  • Had seven of his 10 touchdown catches in the final eight games of the season.
  • Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance on Monday Night Football when he had a season-high 10 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns against the N.Y. Giants (11/19).


2000 Season

2000 (16/16, 2/2 - Minnesota)

  • Started all 16 games and caught 77 passes for 1,437 yards and 15 touchdowns.
  • Earned his third straight trip to the Pro Bowl and named to the All-Pro teams of the Associated Press, USA Today and College & Pro Football Newsweekly.
  • His 1,437 receiving yards broke his own Vikings record, surpassing his previous total of 1,413 set the year before.
  • His 15 touchdowns are the second highest total of his career and led the NFL for the second time in his first three seasons.
  • Broke his own team record by going over 100 yards receiving in eight games, breaking his old mark of seven set in 1999.
  • Tied the team record for fewest games needed to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 11.
  • Hauled in seven catches for 168 yards, both season highs, and caught three touchdowns against Detroit (10/1).
  • Tied a team record with his fourth straight 100-yard game when he posted seven catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns on Thanksgiving Day against Dallas (11/23).
  • Had a pair of catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the divisional playoffs against New Orleans (1/6).


1999 Season

1999 (16/16, 2/2 - Minnesota)

  • Started every game and finished the season with 80 catches for 1,413 yards - a then Vikings record - and 11 touchdowns.
  • Selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season and was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
  • Named to the USA Today All-Pro and All-Madden teams.
  • Set a new Vikings record for 100-yard receiving games in a season with seven.
  • Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week when he had career-highs with 12 catches for 204 yards against Chicago (11/14) and his 204 yards were the second-most in Vikings history behind Sammy White's 210 vs. Detroit (11/1/76).
  • Returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown against Kansas City (12/12).
  • Caught three passes for 44 yards and threw his first career touchdown pass, a 27-yard strike to Cris Carter against the N.Y. Giants (12/26).
  • Registered a 127-yard receiving performance in Wild Card playoffs against Dallas (1/9) and joined Robert Smith as only the second Vikings tandem to have a 100-yard receiving and rushing day in team postseason history.
  • Notched a 188-yard receiving day in the divisional playoffs against St. Louis (1/16) and caught a 58-yard scoring pass, the third-longest pass play in Vikings playoff history.


1998 Season

1998 (16/11, 2/2 - Minnesota)

  • Played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting 11, and caught 69 passes for 1,313 yards and an NFL-best 17 touchdowns catches.
  • His 17 scoring catches tied a Vikings single-season record.
  • Named Offensive Rookie of the Year by Associated Press, College & Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest.
  • Named Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Football News and Pro Football Weekly.
  • Named the Professional Football Writers of America's NFC Rookie of the Year.
  • Named All-Rookie by Pro Football Weekly, College & Pro Football Weekly, Football News and Football Digest.
  • Named All-Pro by Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, College & Pro Football Weekly, The Sporting News, Football Digest, USA Today and named to the All-Madden Team.
  • Selected to Pro Football Weekly's All-NFC and All-NFL teams.
  • Set new NFL record for touchdown receptions by a rookie with 17 and coupled with Cris Carter's 12 touchdowns, set a new NFL record for most touchdown catches by a tandem with 29.
  • Honored as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November and named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for back-to-back performances vs. Green Bay (11/22) and at Dallas (11/26).
  • Set a team record for most games with a touchdown catch in a season with 11, breaking the old record of 10 and tied Vikings record for most consecutive games with a touchdown catch with seven.
  • Burst onto the NFL scene with four catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns in his professional debut against Tampa Bay (9/6).
  • Collected his first 100-yard receiving day of his career on Monday Night Football when he pulled in five catches for 190 yards and two scores against Green Bay (10/5).
  • Earned Player of the Week accolades with eight catches for 153 yards and a score against Green Bay (11/22).
  • Tied the Vikings record for touchdown catches in a game by a rookie with three on Thanksgiving Day against Dallas (11/26).
  • Set a team record as the first Viking to catch three touchdowns in back-to-back games when he grabbed three scores against Chicago (12/6).


College

  • In two seasons at Marshall (1996-97), Moss re-wrote the school record book and proved to be one of the most productive receivers in NCAA history, catching 168 passes for 3,467 yards and 53 touchdowns in his Marshall career.
  • In 1996, finished with 78 receptions for 1,709 yards and 28 touchdowns as Marshall claimed the national championship in the school's final season in Division I-AA.
  • Totaled 90 receptions for 1,647 yards and 25 touchdowns in 1997, as the Thundering Herd won the MAC championship in its inaugural season in Division I-A.
  • Selected as a consensus first team All-American in 1996 and 1997.
  • Finished fourth in the 1997 Heisman Trophy voting behind Charles Woodson, Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf and received the 1997 Fred Biletnikoff Award.
  • His 25 receiving touchdowns in 1997 broke the NCAA Division I single season record of 23.


Personal

  • Randy G. Moss was born on February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia.
  • Earned all-state honors at DuPont (Rand, W. Va.) High.
  • Chosen West Virginia High School Football Player of the Year as a senior and was twice selected the state's Basketball Player of the Year.
  • Played basketball alongside Orlando Magic point guard Jason Williams.
  • Lettered three times in basketball and football and lettered in both baseball and track.
  • Has a college football award named after him, the Randy Moss Award, which is presented annually to the top return man in college football based on a vote of Division I-A sports information directors.
  • Has his own website: therealrandymoss.com.
  • In 2007 and 2008, joined teammate Adalius Thomas to host a "Kick Off The School Year Rally" in Dorchester, Mass., to distribute backpacks and school supplies for hundreds of children.
  • On two occasions in 2008, welcomed children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts to Gillette Stadium.
  • Majored in business administration at Marshall.


Extra Points

  • Randy's business interests include several franchises of Inta Juice, a Colorado-based juice bar chain, and Moss Motorsports LLC, a NASCAR team that competes in the Craftsman Truck Series.
  • In the Spring of 2008, Randy was honored with a limited-edition envelope produced by the U.S. Postal Service and distributed at post offices in Charleston, W.Va. The envelope was unveiled at a ceremony during which Randy was honored for his commitment to the children of his home state.
  • Last year Randy Moss handed out Thanksgiving food baskets to 50 local families in Charleston, W.Va. as part of a Randy Moss Foundation charitable event.