Thaddeus Moss
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Moss during his time at LSU, 2019
No. 88 – New England Patriots
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1998-05-14) May 14, 1998 (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Mallard Creek
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College:
Undrafted:2020
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Thaddeus Moss (born May 14, 1998) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots. He played college football at NC State before transferring to LSU, where he caught two touchdowns in their 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game victory. Moss signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Football Team in 2020, but did not play with them due to injury and was released the following offseason. He is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss.[1]

Early life and high school

Moss initially attended Boone County High School in Florence, Kentucky, where he caught 12 passes for 157 yards on offense and had 32 tackles on defense. Was coached by Greg Nieman, also known as YG who works for HitSeekers Sports Cards as a breaker on Loupe, while attending Boone County. He then transferred to St. Albans School in St. Albans, West Virginia midway through his freshman year.[2][3] He attended Lincoln High School in Rhode Island for his sophomore year before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina as a junior.[4] He attended Victory Christian Center as a junior and transferred to Mallard Creek High School for his senior year. As a senior, Moss caught 54 passes for 831 yards and 13 touchdowns.[5] Moss committed to play college football at NC State over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Texas A&M.[6]

College career

Moss began his collegiate career at NC State. As a true freshman, he caught six passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. Moss announced his intent to transfer during the summer after his freshman year and chose LSU.[7][8] He missed the entire 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He also missed the entire 2018 season due to a foot injury and was granted a medical redshirt.[9][10][11]

As a redshirt junior, Moss finished the season with 47 receptions for 570 receiving yards, both school records for tight ends, and four touchdowns.[12] Moss caught four passes for 99 yards and scored a touchdown on a 62-yard reception against Oklahoma in the 2019 Peach Bowl. In the 2020 National Championship Game, he scored two touchdowns on five receptions for 36 yards. His two scores allowed quarterback and 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow to tie and break the NCAA single season record for touchdown passes.[13][14] On January 17, 2020, Moss announced that he would forgo his senior year by declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft.[15]

Statistics

College football statistics[16]
Season Team Class Receiving
Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 North Carolina State FR 6 49 8.2 1
2019 Louisiana State JR 47 570 12.1 4
Career 53 619 11.7 5

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 1+78 in
(1.88 m)
250 lb
(113 kg)
31+78 in
(0.81 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
All values from NFL Combine[17][18]

Washington Football Team

Moss signed with the Washington Football Team as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, choosing them over the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals.[19][20] He was waived with an injury designation on August 21, 2020,[21] and reverted to the team's injured reserve list the following day.[22] Moss was waived on April 9, 2021.[23]

Cincinnati Bengals

Moss was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on April 12, 2021.[24] This move reunited Moss with his former LSU teammates Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase.[25][26] He was waived on August 31, 2021.[27] He signed with their practice squad the following day.[28] Moss would be elevated to the active roster on November 27, 2021 ahead of the Bengals' home game against the 5-4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers.[29] However, Moss would not play in that game because of a hamstring injury Moss suffered in pregame warmups.[30]

On February 15, 2022, Moss signed a reserve/future contract.[31] He was waived on August 30, 2022 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[32][33] He was waived from the practice squad on September 5, 2022.[34]

Personal life

Moss is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss.[35]

References

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  2. ^ Zaldivar, Gabe (October 25, 2013). "Randy Moss' Son, Thad Moss, Is Dominating Rhode Island High School Football". Bleacher Report.
  3. ^ Stevens, Rich (November 8, 2012). "Prep football: Son of Randy Moss enrolls at St. Albans". Charleston Gazette-Mail. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Lasin, Julius (October 9, 2019). "Thaddeus Moss: 5 things to know about the LSU football tight end". The Daily Advertiser.
  5. ^ Higgins, Ron (August 10, 2018). "LSU's Thaddeus Moss naturally wears his famous last name". NOLA.com.
  6. ^ Smith, Cam (January 25, 2016). "Randy Moss' son, Thad Moss, commits to N.C. State". USATodayHSS.com.
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  8. ^ Ching, David (April 23, 2017). "TE Thaddeus Moss announces transfer to LSU". ESPN.com.
  9. ^ Dixon, Shea. "Thaddeus Moss expected to miss the 2018 season". 247Sports.com.
  10. ^ "LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss unlikely to play this season, Tigers will explore medical redshirt". The Times-Picayune. October 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Miller, Brody (August 29, 2019). "Pain, pressure and perseverance: Thaddeus Moss and his climb to the top of the LSU depth chart". The Athletic.
  12. ^ "Top-ranked Tigers set for Peach Bowl showdown with Oklahoma". KPVI.com.
  13. ^ Kercheval, Ben (January 14, 2020). "National championship 2020: LSU's Thaddeus Moss, son of Randy Moss, puts on a show vs. Clemson". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
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  21. ^ Taranto, Steven. "Washington waives Thaddeus Moss with injury designation". 247 Sports. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
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  25. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals acquire tight end Thaddeus Moss, a former teammate of Joe Burrow at LSU". espn.com. April 12, 2021. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
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  33. ^ "Bengals Roster Moves: Practice Squad Announced". Bengals.com. August 31, 2022.
  34. ^ "Bengals Roster Moves: George Waived, Moss Released, Bates To Active Roster". Bengals.com. September 5, 2022.
  35. ^ Guilbeau, Glenn (November 14, 2019). "Thaddeus Moss is gradually living up to his dad's name amid the stars at LSU". The Daily Advertiser.