Football 101: No. 30, Randy Moss
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Randy Moss famously said, “I play when I want to play,” and those are the words that have come to define his extraordinary, miraculous, disappointing and altogether confusing Hall of Fame career.
Nobody ever played football like Randy Moss when he wanted to play.
He didn’t always want to play.
Confusing? Yes. How do you sum up a career like this? Randy Moss is second all-time in receiving touchdowns, behind only Jerry Rice. He led the NFL in receiving touchdowns five times and set the single-season NFL touchdown record when most people thought he was through. He’s fourth all-time in receiving yards. He was first-team All-Pro four times, more than Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Largent and Tim Brown combined. At his height, he was simply impossible to cover.
And yet …