Zack Moss is a rising star in the NFL, playing as a running back for the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft and has shown impressive skills and performance on the field. But many fans are curious about his family background and whether he has any connection to another famous Moss in the NFL: Randy Moss.
Who is Randy Moss?
Randy Moss is one of the most celebrated and respected wide receivers in the NFL’s recent history. He played for 14 seasons with six different teams, most notably the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots. He holds several NFL records, including the single-season touchdown reception record (23 in 2007) and the single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie (17 in 1998).
Randy Moss was also a standout athlete in college and high school, playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. He earned All-America honors while playing for Marshall University, and was named West Virginia’s football and basketball player of the year in 1994. He also played alongside former NBA star Jason Williams in basketball.
Randy Moss retired from playing in 2012 and became an on-air sports analyst for ESPN. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
Is Zack Moss Related to Randy Moss?
The short answer is no. Zack Moss is not related to Randy Moss by blood or marriage. They share a common last name, but that’s where the similarity ends. Zack Moss has his own family of NFL players, though.
Zack Moss is related to former NFL pro Santana Moss, who is his cousin. Santana Moss played as a wide receiver and punt returner for 14 seasons with the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins. He was drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft and made one Pro Bowl appearance in 2005.
Zack Moss also has another cousin who played in the NFL: Sinorice Moss, who is Santana’s younger brother. Sinorice Moss played as a wide receiver for six seasons with the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears. He was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2007.
Zack Moss grew up in a big family with supportive parents and siblings. His parents are Anthony and Cassandra, and his siblings are Tyra, Colby, and Tywonn. Tyra is an aspiring model, Colby is a football player for Georgetown University, and Tywonn is an MBA graduate working in healthcare.
What Does Zack Moss Think of Randy Moss?
Even though Zack Moss is not related to Randy Moss, he still admires him as a player and a person. In fact, Zack Moss revealed that Randy Moss was his favorite player growing up and that he wore his jersey as a kid.
Zack Moss also said that he met Randy Moss once at an event and that he was very nice and humble. He said that Randy Moss gave him some advice on how to succeed in the NFL and that he appreciated his words of wisdom.
Zack Moss also said that he hopes to emulate Randy Moss’s work ethic and passion for the game. He said that he wants to be the best player he can be and help his team win championships.