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Randy Moss Announces Retirement from the NFL

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Randy Moss has decided to hang up his cleats, ending his 13-year NFL career with 954 catches for 14,858 yards, good enough for eighth all-time in total career receptions and fifth in career receiving yards.

His 153 receiving touchdowns leaves him tied for second all-time in that category.

Moss, 34, was a first-round draft pick by the Vikings in 1998 and would go on to team with quarterback Daunte Culpepper to form one of the NFL’s most dangerous passing combinations. a trade later brought him to the Oakland Raiders for before another trade sent him to the New England Patriots before the 2007 season.

With Tom Brady calling signals under center, Moss enjoyed a rejuvenation in 2007 when the team completed an undefeated regular season. He caught passes 23 touchdowns, while collecting nearly 1,500 yards receiving. After complaining he didn’t feel wanted because the Patriots didn’t offer him a contract, Moss was traded to the Vikings last season, but was waived before finishing out the campaign — and his career — with the Tennessee Titans.

He combined strength and speed that left many defensive backs in the dust. Take a look back at some of Moss’ most impressive moments on the field:

[Associated Press]

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