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Randy Moss Retires

Randy Moss, one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game, has retired.

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He was as talented as he was controversial, making you shake your head with his eye-popping catches on the field, and eye-popping antics off.

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He had two tours in Minnesota; the first one he completely blew up the wide receiver position and set secondaries on their ear, his second one lasted a little over a month, and aside from catching Brett Favre’s 500th TD pass, it was as forgettable as the Derrick Alexander era, a receiver who played opposite Moss for a couple of seasons in the early 2000’s.

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The impact Moss had on the game is monumental, to the point that in 1999, the Green Bay Packers spent their first three picks on defensive backs to try and counter the talent the receiver known as The Super Freak brought to the table.

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He retires as a future Hall of Famer, ending up 8th all time in receptions, 5th in receiving yards, and second in receiving touchdowns.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.