Top 8 moments of Randy Moss’ career with the Vikings

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Randy Moss
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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings takes his first practice after re-joining the Vikings at Winter Park on October 7, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Randy Moss /

What were some of the most memorable moments from the Hall of Fame receiver’s career with the Minnesota Vikings?

No one was more surprised to be selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1998 NFL Draft than Randy Moss. Coming off a 1997 season at Marshall University that resulted in him being a Heisman Trophy finalist, Moss was expected to be among the first few players taken in the draft.

The receiver did experience some off-the-field problems during his college days and that apparently was enough to prevent a number of teams in the league from drafting him.

So when the Vikings saw that Moss was still available when it came time for them to make the 21st overall pick in the 1998 draft, the team didn’t even hesitate to make the selection.

With Minnesota, the receiver went on to develop into one of the most (if not the most) exciting players the franchise has ever seen. Moss’ production on the field was a big part in the Vikings playing in two NFC Championships during his first three seasons with the team.

On Saturday, the former Minnesota receiver will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Despite only half of his NFL career taking place in the Twin Cities, Moss provided Vikings fans with plenty to remember during his time with the team.

So which eight moments of the receiver’s career in Minnesota stood out above the rest?