Randy Moss officially a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Randy Moss
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Randy Moss /

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss was officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Throughout the history of the Minnesota Vikings, the franchise has had a number of very talented players take the field in their purple and gold uniform. But only a select few have had the privilege to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

More than 10 of the Vikings’ former players are enshrined in the Hall of Fame and on Saturday, former Minnesota wide receiver Randy Moss became the latest to be given the gift of football immortality.

Moss was one of eight former NFL players to be given their bronze bust on Saturday. An honor that some say they saw this being in his future as soon as he took the field in a Vikings uniform.

As he stood in front of a crowd of fans, friends, and family, the former Minnesota receiver thanked his mother, siblings, wife, children, and more. Then it came time for him to thank the Vikings fans that supported him during his time with the team.

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"“I want to thank all the true Minnesota Vikings fans for being able to stick through with me through thick and thin, ups and downs, bumpy roads. This is for us. This is for us.”"

Moss continued on and thanked the Minnesota’s owners, the Wilf family.

"“The Wilf family, I want to thank you for opening a door and not being scared to reach out. You all are great owners. Y’all promised the state a stadium, y’all delivered. Y’all continue to do great things in that state. And a Super Bowl will be coming your way. Thank you Wilf family.”"

The former Vikings receiver is now forever a member of the NFL’s greatest fraternity. Although, his bronze bust is likely the only one with cornrows.

His bust being different from the rest though is just the latest thing to make Moss one of the most unique players to ever step on a professional football field.

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Perhaps some of the former defensive backs that attempted to cover him during his playing days will be able to sleep soundly now that is time in the NFL is officially over. But don’t bet on it.