Football fans may be having deja vu as former NFL star wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad's son is making plays for Texas A&M in SEC play.
Muhsin Muhammad III, who goes by Moose, his father's nickname from his playing days, is emerging as a dependable wide out for the Aggies this season. Through five games in 2023, Muhammad has collected ten catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.
A 4-star recruit out of North Carolina in the 2020 recruiting class, Muhammad held a significant offer list that included Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee and Michigan State, his father's alma mater. In the end though, Muhammad signed with Aggies, despite taking visits to more local schools like Tennessee and North Carolina.
As a redshirt freshman in 2021, Muhammad caught 10 passes for 153 yards and four touchdowns in a limited role. Last season was a breakout one for Muhammad as he reeled in 38 passes for 610 yards and four touchdowns. Now in his fourth season in college, Muhammad will look to turn draft scouts' heads like his father did as a second-round pick back in 1996.
While the college game has certainly evolved since his father's playing day, the younger Muhammad has a chance to blow his father's college stats out of the water with a big season this year. The elder Muhammad caught 60 passes for 969 yards and four touchdowns during his time at Michigan State.
Of course, Muhammad III will have a tough time matching his father's NFL production. In 14 seasons with the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears, his father caught 860 passes for 11,438 yards and 62 touchdowns and was a two-time Pro Bowler. He led the NFL in receiving yards and touchdowns in an iconic 2004 season, racking up 93 catches for 1,405 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Despite the big shoes to fill, Texas A&M's Muhammad has at least carved out a very respectable college career of his own.
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