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Randy Moss

Timeline of Randy Moss Accomplishments

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Randy Moss gets a lot of negative press for his antics, but his list of accomplishments is even greater. Following are some of the many milestones in Randy Moss's career.

DuPont High School (now defunct) in Belle, West Virginia

1994 - Randy Moss helped lead his school to the state AAA football title, the highest class in West Virginia. He also starred on the basketball team, and also won state titles in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes.

Moss finished his high school career with 109 catches for 2,435 yards and 44 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 75 times for 843 yards and nine touchdowns.

Moss was also named State Athlete of the Year, and named to USA Today's All-USA high school football team.

Marshall University

1996 - Moss set the NCAA Division I-AA records for most games with a touchdown catch in a season (14), most consecutive games with a touchdown catch (13), most touchdown passes caught by a freshman in a season (28), and most receiving yards gained by a freshman in a season (1,709).

Moss also helped lead Marshall to an undefeated season and the Division I-AA title in the school's last season Division I-AA.

1997 - In Marshall's first season in Division I-A, Moss helped lead the Thundering Herd to the Mid-American Conference title by recording a record 26 touchdown receptions.

Moss was also named a first-team All-American, won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's leading wide receiver, and finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy race.

National Football League

1998 - The Minnesota Vikings made Randy Moss their first round pick (21st overall). As a rookie, he was named a Pro Bowl starter and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He put together a rookie record 17 touchdown receptions and recorded the third highest receiving yard total (1,313) in the league.

2000 - Moss led the league in touchdown receptions with 15.

2003 - Moss became the first wide receiver in history to average over 100 yards and one touchdown per contest over the course of a season spanning more than 12 games. Moss played in 16 games, setting career highs in receiving yards (1,632) and receptions (111), and matched his rookie mark of 17 TD catches.

2007 - After a couple down seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Moss was traded to the New England Patriots, where he exploded for 98 catches for 1,493 yards and a career high 23 touchdowns -- also an NFL record -- as Tom Brady's No. 1 target. For his efforts, he was named the PFWA Comeback Player of the Year award winner.

Notables
Randy Moss made the Pro Bowl 7 times in his 13 years in the league (1998-2000, 2002-03, 2007, 2009), and was named Pro Bowl MVP in 2000.

Moss was also an All-Pro selection five times. (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007)

Records

  • Most touchdown receptions in a season – 23 (2007)
  • Most touchdown receptions by a rookie in a season – 17 (1998)
  • Most seasons with 17 or more touchdown receptions – 3 (1998, 2003, 2007)
  • Most games in a season with at least 2 touchdown receptions – 8 (2007)
  • Most yards receiving in a Pro Bowl game – 212 (2000)
  • Most 1,200+ yard receiving seasons to start a career – 6 (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Fastest player to reach 5,000 career receiving yards – 59 games
  • Youngest player in NFL history to record 100 receiving touchdowns – (29 years and 235 days)
  • Youngest player in NFL history to record 120 receiving touchdowns – (30 years, 313 days)

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