In Randy Moss’ beautiful world of greatness, there isn’t a defensive back who could cover him, a pass he couldn’t catch, or someone who loves him more than himself. The Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver is one-of-a-kind talent and personality, and he reminded us all of that once again on his special day.
On February 13, 2019, Randy Gene Moss — the pride of Rand, West Virginia — turned 42 years young and he made sure the entire world remembered by wishing himself a happy birthday on Twitter.
It’s the most Randy Moss thing ever, and it’s beyond perfect.
The 6-foot-4 Moss was definitely a stud during his days at DuPont High School in Belle, West Virginia and went on to have a very nice college football career with the Marshall University Thundering Herd, including winning the Fred Bilentnikoff Award during the 1997 season as college football’s top wide receiver.
However, after the Minnesota Vikings selected him in the first round (No. 21 overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft, Moss changed the National Football League and the game forever as one of the most electrifying football players to ever step on the gridiron.
With 982 catches, 15,292 receiving yards and 156 touchdown receptions during his 14-year career with the Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers, the six-time Pro Bowl selection was so freakishly dominant. He still owns NFL records for receiving touchdowns in a season (23) and receiving touchdowns in a rookie season (17), when he won the 1998 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
He caught 78 passes for over 40 yards. That means he caught a bomb from the likes of quarterbacks Dante Culpepper in the NFC, Tom Brady in the AFC and even Brett Favre for a brief moment, at least once every three regular season games for over a decade. That’s insane.
Not only was he the biggest and fastest receiver on the field from his first year and for the vast majority of his career, Moss was also hilarious, both on and off the field.
Although he never got the coveted Super Bowl title in his career — thanks to Eli Manning, David Tyree, and the New York Giants — Moss was a legend in every way.
He’s an even bigger legend now for wishing himself a happy birthday.