The former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver will be given his Hall of Fame ring during halftime of the team’s game on Sunday night.
Minnesota Vikings legend Randy Moss was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year eligibility this past year. On Sunday night when the Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers, he will receive his Hall of Fame Ring during halftime.
Moss spent his first seven seasons with Minnesota and another four games with them in 2010.
He amazed fans with his incredible abilities. Finding ways to make marvelous catches no matter who was throwing him the ball or how many defenders were covering him. Moss would out-run and out-jump everyone and come up with the big play.
Some of his best and most memorable games came against the Packers. Moss’ 14 touchdowns against Green Bay were his most against any opponent in the NFL.
During his rookie season in 1998, the former Vikings receiver caught five passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in his Monday Night Football debut against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Minnesota ended up defeating Green Bay 37-24 and the whole nation got to see what No. 84 was all about.
Later that year inside the Metrodome, Moss had eight receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown against the Packers. The Vikings went on to win that matchup as well by a final score of 28-14 to complete the season sweep.
For the season, Moss had 69 receptions for 1,313 yards and 17 touchdowns (an NFL rookie record and the league high that year).
He also had four receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns during Minnesota’s 31-17 playoff win over the Packers in 2004. His fake moon celebration dominated the headlines more than his performance and the team’s win though.
In 113 games with the Vikings, Moss had 587 receptions for 9,316 yards and 92 touchdowns (all second-best in franchise history behind fellow Hall of Famer receiver Cris Carter). He was also a five-time Pro Bowl selection during his time with Minnesota.
Moss led the NFL in receiving touchdowns three times while with the Vikings (1998, 2000 and 2003). With Minnesota in 2003, he set career-highs with 111 receptions and 1,632 yards. He also had 17 touchdowns that season, which tied his total in 1998 for his best in a Vikings uniform.
Moss later set a new single-season career-best for touchdown catches in 2007 as a member of the New England Patriots when he caught 23 from legendary quarterback Tom Brady.
During Moss’ 14-year career (218 games), he ended up with 982 receptions (15th-most ever) for 15,292 yards (fourth) and 156 touchdowns (second).