Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss joined ESPN in July 2016 as an NFL analyst. He appears on Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown from the site of each week’s Monday Night Football game, in addition to contributing to ESPN’s annual Super Bowl week coverage.
Highly respected among current NFL players and coaches, Moss regularly contributes NFL features to ESPN’s Countdown shows. Some of his notable interviews include multi-part conversations with his former Patriots teammate Tom Brady, Browns wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, and current Vikings pass-catcher Adam Thielen, who was inspired by Moss as a kid.
A first-ballot Hall of Famer inducted in 2018, Moss was one of the most transcendent wide receivers in NFL history. He played 14 NFL seasons until his retirement in 2012, redefining the wide receiver position throughout his brilliant career. He played for the Minnesota Vikings (1998-2004, 2010), Oakland Raiders (2005-06), New England Patriots (2007-10), Tennessee Titans (2010) and San Francisco 49ers (2012), amassing 15,292 career yards and 982 receptions, including 156 for touchdowns.
Moss earned Pro Bowl honors six times (1998-2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007) and was a First-Team All-Pro on four occasions. He was the NFL’s receiving touchdown leader five times, including 2007 when he set the NFL single-season record with 23. That year, he also caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards, helping lead the Patriots to Super Bowl XLII and a perfect 16-0 regular-season record.
The No. 21 overall pick by the Vikings in the 1998 NFL Draft, Moss made an immediate impact on the league with 69 catches for 1,313 yards and a league-leading (and NFL rookie record) 17 touchdowns his first season, averaging 35.6 yards per touchdown. The 1998 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Moss earned an invite to the Pro Bowl and was the lone rookie first-team All-Pro as the Vikings went 15-1 and produced one of the most dominant offenses in league history.
Moss was named to the NFL All-Time Team during the league’s 100th season celebration in 2019 and a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s. Inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2017, Moss was also named one of the 50 Greatest Vikings when the franchise celebrated its 50th season in 2010.
Moss was a two-time All-American at Marshall University, finishing his collegiate career with at least one touchdown in all 28 games that he played. The Fred Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s leading wide receiver, Moss finished fourth in voting for the 1997 Heisman Trophy. He set numerous school and NCAA records at the time, including most consecutive games with a touchdown catch (13), most receiving touchdowns in a season (28 – tying Jerry Rice’s 1984 record), and most receiving yards gained by a freshman in a season (1,709 on 78 catches).
A native of Rand, W.Va., Moss was profiled in the 2012 ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary Rand University, which retraced his journey from this small isolated town to the top of the NFL.
Prior to ESPN, Moss worked as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports from 2012-15 on the Sunday morning FOX NFL Kickoff pregame show, among other programs.
Moss has been active in a variety of charities, most of which are geared to helping children. He has also hosted kids’ clinics through his Randy Moss Football Academy, and he has worked as an assistant football coach at Victory Christian Center High School in Charlotte, N.C.
Moss’s son Thaddeus was a tight end for the 2019 National Champion LSU Tigers, and his daughter Sydney played college basketball at Division III Thomas More College in Kentucky.