Randy Moss’ days running up and down the pitch may be well behind him now, but that’s only one phase of his incredible career. Today, the former wide receiver is a TV sports analyst on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown programs. Why not? He’s played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and currently holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record—of 23 as of 2007; the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie—17 in 1998.
He is also ranked second of 156 on the NFL all-time regular season touchdown reception list. More than these, Moss is a proud husband and father of four.
Randy Moss’ Age and Early Life
Randy Moss was born—Randy Gene Moss—in Charleston, West Virginia, on born February 13, 1977, to African-American parents, Randy Pratt and Maxine Moss. He and his two siblings, a sister, Lutisia and a brother, Eric, spent the most part of their formative years in Rand, West Virginia when their parents moved there. We’re not privy to details about his childhood, parents or what they did for a living, we’re, however, aware that he attended DuPont High School where he played football, basketball, baseball.
Moss led the DuPont Panthers to back-to-back state championships during the 1992 and 1993 seasons. Although he was a pro wide receiver, he also returned kick-offs and punts for the team and played free safety.
In 1994, at seventeen, Rand Moss received the Kennedy Award as the West Virginia Football Player of the Year. In fact, a year later, Parade magazine named Moss to their annual All-American high school football team and fourteen years later, in 2009, he was named one of the 50 greatest high school football players of all time. Back in DuPont, Moss played alongside Bobbie Howard, who is now a linebacker for the Chicago Bears. Sports aside, Randy also excelled in other areas too, back in high school. He was also on the school’s debate team. DuPont is one of two schools that have been coalesced into what we know to be Riverside High School. When Moss left high school, he already had 44 football touchdowns, 109 catches, and 2,435 yards to his credit.
After graduating high school, Moss was offered a scholarship at the University of Notre Dame; to play on the school’s team. Sadly, before resuming college that year, Moss got involved in a racially incited brawl. He was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence, after which he pleaded guilty. The University of Notre Dame, therefore, had his scholarship revoked. After leaving detention in 1996, Moss moved to Florida State University but was soon transferred to Marshall University, where he excelled in football and held several records including, “most consecutive games with a touchdown catch, most TD passes caught by a freshman and most receiving yards gained by a freshman.”
Randy Moss helped the university team through an unbeaten season and won the national title in the school’s last season in Division I-AA. Nevertheless, Moss’ success was stifled by bouts of off-field squabbles and his violent outbursts. Which made him get transferred from team to team. Between 1998 and 2005, he played for Minnesota Vikings where he held the record of 17 touchdown receptions.
In 2005, Moss left the Vikings for Oakland Raiders where he reportedly performed below average and couldn’t improve the already dire condition of the team. In 2007, he joined the New England Patriots, where he made a critic-shutting comeback. At the Patriots, Moss had one of his best seasons in NFL history. He posted 1,493 yards and kept an NFL record of 23 touchdown receptions. However, his successes were still smeared by behavioral shortcomings. He reportedly squirted a game official with a water bottle and even bumped a traffic warden with his car. In February of 2012, he signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
After leaving the 49ers, Moss became an analyst for Fox Sports 1’s Fox Football Daily show. In June 2014, he was then hired to be an associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Victory Christian Center High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. The same school his son, Thaddaeus, was attending and playing football. In July 2016, Moss became an analyst on ESPN’s shows, Sunday NFL Countdown, and Monday Night Countdown.
With thousands of on-field hours under his belt and a blossoming on-air career, Randy Moss has not only earned a name for himself but lots of fortune too. As of 2019, sources reveal his net worth to be over $25 million. Although it’s not known how much he earns annually.
His Wife, Kids, and Family Details
Randy Moss and his former girlfriend, Libby Offutt, has four children—Sydney, Senali, Thaddeus, and Montigo. Thaddeus took after his father and has played football for Boone County High School, St. Albans High School, and Lincoln High. He was then transferred to Victory Christian Center High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his father became an associate head coach in June 2014.
Thaddeus also played tight end for the NC State Wolfpack in 2016 and in April 2017, Thaddeus announced his transfer to Louisiana State University. Moss’ first kid, Sydney, is a basketball player at NCAA Division III Thomas More College. Where she’s also setting records like his father; including the highest record for points in the 2014 Division III NCAA Tournament. After the split with Libby Offut, Randy married Lydia Moss.
Asides her name, there are no verified details about his Mom, including what she did for a living and the circumstances leading to the distant relationship between Moss and his father.
Height and Body Measurement
Now over forty, Randy Moss still maintains his sturdy, muscular physique. He stands 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) and weighs 210 pounds (95 kg). He has black hair and dark brown eyes. However, we have no tabs on his shoe size or body measurement.