Randy Moss is an American former football player, born on February 13, 1977, in Rand, West Virginia. He grew up there, but he had to attend the classes of DuPont High in Belle, because his hometown was to small to have the need of their own high school. He started to play basketball, football and baseball, but there was no doubt that he was more talented at football. Randy was instantly noticed by scouts after he led the DuPont’s team to back-to-back state championships two years in a row.
He was also given the title of West Virginia Player of the Year in football and basketball too. In 1995 he was named in the All-American high school football team, by the Parade Magazine. Often called by his coaches the best high school football player they had ever seen, Randy had to think about what he was going to do after high school. Many players reach their maximum potential in high school and then they quit playing. Moss had other things in mind though. He decided to go to Notre Dame College, because he said that his dream was to play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Unfortunately, he was involved in a racial fight, so the university denied his application.
The Notre Dame board suggested Florida State as a possible option for him. There, he played for the Seminoles in the 1995 season. He did not manage to stay there because he tested positive for marijuana and thus he was dismissed. Finally, Randy transferred to Marshall University, where he set new records in most of his games: most games with a touchdown catch in a season (14), most consecutive games with a touchdown catch (13), most touchdown passes caught in a season (28), and most receiving yards gained by a freshman in a season (1709 on 78 catches), record which still stands today.
These records made him one of America’s all-star football player, and although Randy Moss has now retired, he is considered a legend, a true star whose records still stand today. A multi-talented, but controversial sportsman, Randy Moss has now settled down and he has become a family man. He has four children with his girlfriend, a former basketball player, and even if they are not married they are considered one of the most beautiful couples that the sports industry has created.