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Marshall Nominates WR Legend Randy Moss for College Football Hall of Fame



Randy Moss at Marshall

Randy Moss is already a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and now it’s time he enters the College Football Hall of Fame as well.

The Marshall University Athletic Department officially nominated the wide receiver legend to the National Football Foundation for enshrinement into the College Football Hall of Fame. Marshall Athletics sent out a press release to announce the news on Friday afternoon.

“Randy Moss has already done so much to put Marshall University in the national landscape in college football, and this nomination is one way that we can hopefully give back to him,” said university director of athletics Christian Spears. “We are disappointed in ourselves that this nomination was not submitted sooner, but as the Director of Athletics at Marshall University, it is my absolute privilege to formally submit the request for the induction of Randy Moss into the College Football Hall of Fame.”

Before becoming one of the greatest receivers in NFL history, the Rand, West Virginia native caught 174 passes for 3,529 yards and 54 touchdowns in two seasons at Marshall. He set several national and school records during his time in college football.

Moss won the 1997 Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation’s best wide receiver. He 26 touchdowns set an FBS (Division-I) record. Overall, Moss recorded 96 receptions for 1,820 yards that season.

Prior to advancing Marshall to the FBS level, Moss helped lead Marshall to an undefeated 15-0 record and a FCS (Division I-AA) National Championship. Moss posted 78 receptions for 1,709 yards and 28 touchdowns in 1996.

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After earning a Heisman nomination and leaving college, Moss was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings with the 21st pick of the 1998 NFL Draft. Moss’ pro career became nothing short of legendary. He retired with 982 career receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns in a career that included time with the Vikings, Patriots, Raiders, Titans and 49ers. Moss was selected to the Pro Bowl six times, was placed on the NFL’s 2000’s All-Decade Team and the NFL’s 100th Anniversary Team.

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