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ESPN NFL analyst Randy Moss was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 today in his first year of eligibility. Moss played 14 seasons (1998-2012) with five teams, most notably with the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots. Now in his second season as an ESPN analyst, Moss appears on Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.
An inductee in the Vikings’ Ring of Honor in 2017, Moss will be on-set at the IDS Crystal Court in Minneapolis on Sunday morning as part of ESPN’s Super Bowl LII edition of Postseason NFL Countdown (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT). After the Philadelphia Eagles-New England Patriots game, Moss will be on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium for the post-Super Bowl NFL PrimeTime (9:30 p.m. CT) with Chris Berman and Steve Young.
ESPN colleagues share their thoughts and congratulations on Moss’s election to the Hall of Fame:
Seth Markman, ESPN senior coordinating producer, NFL studio shows:
“Our entire ESPN team is thrilled for Randy, especially for him to get this honor in Minnesota where he is so revered by Vikings fans. It means so much to him and his family because he truly cares about the history of the game and his impact on the NFL. I have seen first-hand the immense respect that players and coaches have for Randy around the league. Now this is the ultimate validation of his career.”
Hall of Fame NFL host Chris Berman, who covered Moss throughout his playing career and worked with him on Countdown:
“Randy was the rare player who was a game-changer the moment he came into the NFL. He kept his coaches, quarterbacks, and teammates up all night before the game in anticipation, while keeping opposing coaches and defensive players up all night in trepidation. He was a highlight waiting to happen.”
Charles Woodson, legendary NFL defensive back and Moss’s ESPN studio teammate:
“Randy Moss made defensive coordinators change game plans and sometimes abandon philosophies. When you can change the way a coach sees the game, who has been around the game all their life, you are undoubtedly a first ballot HOFer.”
The 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will be in Canton, Ohio, in August and televised by ESPN.