Tough To Top Randy Moss' Domination While Attending Marshall

Published on September 26th, 2022 12:50 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Randy Moss is considered one of the greatest football players of all time. The top of the list of the greatest wide receivers in college football history is filled with some all-time greats.

Calvin Johnson, for instance, was practically uncoverable while attending Georgia Tech, as he earned All-America honors twice and won the ACC Player of the Year in 2006.

Jerry Rice was unbelievable while at Mississippi Valley State, as he finished his college football career with nearly 4,700 receiving yards and 50 touchdowns. Rice would finish his college career with a season in which he put up 1,845 yards, 112 catches and 27 touchdowns.

Corey Davis was one of the most productive wide receivers in college football history, as he finished his career with 5,278 receiving yards, 331 receptions and 52 touchdowns. It's hard to top Corey Davis' reign of terror at Western Michigan.

There is one player, however, who (arguably) tops Johnson, Rice and Davis.

That man is Randy Moss.


Randy Moss' initial plan was to play college football at Notre Dame.

After signing a letter of intent with Notre Dame, Moss' enrollment application was denied after he got into a fight at his high school.

Moss transferred to Florida State, where he was eventually dismissed after testing positive for marijuana and violating his probation.

Moss would eventually transfer to Marshall University, which was a Division 1-AA school. Here is where Moss would finally shine, and here is where Moss would dominate.


Moss would play for two seasons at Marshall, and his numbers were absolutely absurd.

In his first season with the team, Moss would make 78 receptions for 1,709 yards and 28 touchdowns in 15 games.

In his second season with the team, Moss would make 96 receptions for 1,820 yards and 26 touchdowns in just 13 games.

Moss would finish his college football career with an unbelievable stat - he caught at least one touchdown in EVERY single game that he played (28 games).

Despite playing out of the national spotlight, Moss would be a finalist for the 1997 Heisman Trophy, eventually finishing 4th behind Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson.


Moss, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, is considered one of the greatest football players of all time.

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