Randy Moss making a victory sign

Randy Moss was an American football wide receiver and played NFL for fourteen total seasons. He is also known for securing contested catches.

Randy Gene Moss was born on February 13th in the year 1977. He’s an American football wide receiver who played in the NFL for fourteen total seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Las Vegas Raiders, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, and the San Francisco 49ers.

These days he is a sports analyst, but he’s considered one of the best wide receivers of all time. He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record (23 in 2007), the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17 in 1998), and is second on the NFL all-time regular season touchdown reception list at one hundred and fifty-six. He’s also known for securing contested catches and the word “Mossed” is now used in football.

Randy Moss on the NFL VikingsRandy Moss on the NFL Vikings

Here are his NFL stats.

NFL career statistics

Year    Team  Games           Receiving      Rushing         Returning     Passing          Fumbles

GP       GS       Rec     Yards  Avg     Lng     TD       Att      Yds      Avg     Lng     TD       Ret      Yds      Avg            Lng     TD       Cmp   Att      Pct      Yds      TD       Int       Rtg      Fum    Lost

1998  MIN    16       11       69       1,313 19.0   61T     17       1          4          4.0      4          0          1            0          0.0      0          0          —        —        —        —        —        —        —        2          1

1999  MIN    16       16       80       1,413 17.7   67T     11       4          43       10.8   15       0          17            162     9.5      64T     1          1          1          100.0 27       1          0          158.3 3          3

2000  MIN    16       16       77       1,437 18.7   78T     15       3          5          1.7      9          0          —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        2          0

2001  MIN    16       16       82       1,233 15.0   73T     10       3          38       12.7   18       0          —            —        —        —        —        1          1          100.0 29       0          0          118.8 0          0

2002  MIN    16       16       106     1,347 12.7   60       7          6          51       8.5      25       0          1            11       11.0   11       0          1          3          33.3   13       1          0          87.5   1          1

2003  MIN    16       16       111     1,632 14.7   72       17       6          18       3.0      11       0          1            22       22.0   22       0          0          1          0.0      0          0          0          39.6   1          1

2004  MIN    13       13       49       767     15.7   82T     13       —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        1          2          50.0   37       0          1          56.2   1          1

2005  OAK    16       15       60       1,005 16.8   79       8          —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        0          0

2006  OAK    13       13       42       553     13.2   51       3          —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        0          0

2007  NE       16       16       98       1,493 15.2   65T     23       —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        0          0

2008  NE       16       16       69       1,008 14.6   76T     11       2          0          0.0      2          0          —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        3          2

2009  NE       16       16       83       1,264 15.2   71T     13       —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        2          1

2010  NE       4          3          9          139     15.4   35T     3          —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        0          0

MIN    4          4          13       174     13.4   37T     2          —        —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        0          0

TEN     8          4          6          80       13.3   26       0          —        —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        0          0

2012  SF        16       2          28       434     15.5   55       3          —        —        —        —        —        —            —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        —        1          0

Career           218     193     982     15,292          15.6   82T     156     25       159     6.4      25       0            20       195     9.8      64T     1          4          8          50.0   106     2          1          95.8   16       10

NFL Records

Touchdown receptions in a season – 23 (2007)

Touchdown receptions by a rookie in a season – 17 (1998)

Most NFL seasons with 17 or more touchdown receptions – 3 (1998, 2003, 2007)

NFL seasons with 16 or more touchdown receptions – 3 (1998, 2003, 2007)

Most NFL seasons with 11 or more touchdown receptions – 8 – tied with Jerry Rice

NFL seasons with 10 or more touchdown receptions – 9 – tied with Jerry Rice

Most games in an NFL season with at least 2 touchdown receptions – 8 (2007)

One of two players to have 1,600+ receiving yards and 16+ receiving touchdowns in an NFL season (2003), the other being Calvin Johnson (2011)

Most yards receiving in an NFL Pro Bowl game – 212 (2000)

Touchdowns scored in the first 10 games with a new team – 16 (2007)

Most 1,200+ yard receiving NFL seasons to start a career – 6 (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)

Moss has averaged at least one receiving touchdown per game played in four different NFL seasons: 1998 (17 TDs in 16 games), 2003 (17 in 16), 2004 (13 in 13), and 2007 (23 in 16)[86]

At the end of the 2008 season, Moss averaged 12.3 receiving TDs per NFL season

4× 100+ yard games in his first four games with a new NFL team in 2007

A Prodigy

The youngest player in NFL history to record his 100th receiving touchdown (29 years and 235 days)

The youngest player in NFL history to record his 120th receiving touchdown (30 years, 313 days)

Most receiving yards before 30th birthday – 10,700

Most TD receptions before 30th birthday – 101

The youngest player in the NFL to reach 6,000 career receiving yards (25 years and 270 days; later broken by Mike Evans)

Fastest player in the NFL to reach 5,000 career receiving yards – 59 games (broke record of 61 games by Jerry Rice)

The youngest player in the NFL to reach 5,000 career receiving yards – 24 years 292 days

Highest career yards per catch average for any player with 900+ receptions – 15.6 yards per reception

The youngest player in the NFL to have 3 touchdown receptions in a game (21 years, 286 days; later broken by Rob Gronkowski)

Most offensive touchdowns in first two seasons: 28 (Tied with Rob Gronkowski).