In honor of Randy Moss’ 39th birthday, here are 39 totally insane facts about the man, the myth, the legend —Randy Moss.
39. Randy Moss is the only person alive who can say he caught Tom Brady’s 150th career touchdown pass and Brett Favre’s 500th career touchdown pass.
38. He is the only player in NFL history to start his career with six straight 1,200 yard seasons.
37. He set the NFL rookie record with 17 touchdown catches in 1998.
36. His 1,313 yards receiving in 1998 was a NFL rookie record at the time (Anquan Boldin eclipsed Randy’s record during the 2003 season).
35. He is the only player in NFL history to catch a touchdown, throw a touchdown pass, return a punt for a touchdown, and convert a two-point conversion during his career.
34. He is a career 50% passer (4-8).
33. He owns the NFL record for touchdown receptions in a season (23).
32. He is tied with Jerry Rice for the NCAA Division 1-AA record for touchdown catches in a season (Moss caught 27 touchdown passes as a freshman for the Marshall Thundering Herd).
31. In 1996, during Marshall’s first year playing Division 1 football, Moss set the NCAA record with 26 touchdown catches (his record would be broken two years later by Troy Edwards).
29. He is second all-time in NFL history with 156 touchdown receptions.
28. He is one of only 10 players in Oakland Raiders history to have 1,000 yards receiving in a single season.
27. He is one of only five players in NFL history to have 1,000 yards receiving for three different teams.
26. He is the only player in NFL history to have at least three seasons with 17 or more touchdown receptions.
25. Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Ladainian Tomlinson are the only players in NFL history to score more touchdowns than Moss.
24. He is the only player ever to have 150 yards and 3 touchdowns without dropping a pass in the same game where he only had three receptions (Thanksgiving day 1998).
23. He owns the Pro Bowl record for receiving yards in a game (212).
22. He once filmed a TV show called “Straight Bass Homie.”
21. He caught 54 touchdown passes in just two seasons of college football (FYI – The NCAA record for an entire career is 60 touchdown catches).
20. He caught 3 touchdown passes in the same game on nine different occasions.
19. He set a NFL single-game career high when he caught four touchdown passes in the first half against the Buffalo Bills in 2007.
18. His college record for touchdowns in a game is five which he set against Ball State in 1997.
17. Moss and Calvin Johnson are the only wide receivers in NFL history to have 100 receptions, 16-plus touchdowns, and over 1,600 yards in the same season.
16. He has the highest career yards per catch average of any receiver with at least 900 receptions.
15. He is one of only two players with 10 or more 1,000 yard receiving seasons in NFL history.
14. His middle name is Gene.
13. He is second all time with 64 career 100-yard receiving games.
12. He was a two-time West Virginia basketball player of the year and he played on the same team as “White Chocolate” Jason Williams.
11. Here is the greatest Nike commercial ever made to prove it.
10. He is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 and 120 touchdown receptions.
9. During his NFL career, he caught touchdown passes from 20 different quarterbacks including one from Brad Johnson in the first quarter of his first NFL game.
8. He was the first player in NFL history to average 100 yards receiving and at least 1 touchdown per game for an entire season.
7. He is the only wide receiver to average one touchdown per game for an entire season four different times.
6. He won the 1997 Fred Biletnikoff award for best wide receiver in college football.
5. He is the only player in college football history to have two or more seasons with at least 25 touchdown catches.
3. He was the MVP of the two highest scoring offenses in NFL history (1997 Vikings, 2007 Patriots).
2. Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz once said that Randy Moss was the greatest high school football player he ever saw.
1. And finally — according to The Informer’s crack research staff — Moss is the only person in the history of the world to be named West Virginia Mr. Basketball, be a Heisman finalist, run a 4.25 40-yard dash, have a college football award named after him, win the NFL Rookie of the Year, make seven Pro Bowls, play in the Super Bowl, and become a sure-fire first ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer all in the same lifetime.
That is a wrap for our trip down Randy Moss memory lane folks. Now if you will please excuse me, The Informer is going to pull his 84 jersey out and spend the rest of the day watching highlights of the man, the myth, the legend — Randy freaking Moss.
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