Randy Gene Moss is regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. Born in Rand, West Virginia, Moss was an extraordinary athlete participating in football, basketball, baseball, and track. As a DuPont Panther, Moss led his football team to back-to-back championships (’92,’93) as a free-safety, kicker, punter, and star wide receiver. In 1994, he was awarded the Kennedy Award as West Virginia Football Player of the Year. Later, Parade magazine would name him one of the 50 greatest high school football players of all time. Moss would go on to accept a DI-AA scholarship to Marshall University, where he would set numerous records in his freshman season leading Marshall to the DI-A division. His outstanding collegiate performance would award him the honor of being named a 1997 Heisman Trophy finalist (voted fourth behind Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning, and Charles Woodson). Moss would deliver a sensational performance at an individual workout for NFL scouts, running a 4.24 – 4.28 forty-yard dash and vertical leaps of 47 – 51 inches. Yet, as the underdog in the 1998 NFL draft, Moss would be selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 21st round. 

Nicknamed “the Freak,” Moss would put on an incredible show in Minnesota setting an NFL rookie record with 17 receiving touchdowns which earned him NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and named a Pro Bowl starter. He would lead the Vikings to the National Football Conference championship with a 15-1 regular-season record. With grit and exceptional talent, Moss would team up with the greatest of all-time quarterback Tom Brady to form one of the most unstoppable and high-powered offensive lines in NFL history. Throughout Moss’s NFL career, he would set numerous records that would cement his legacy as a future Pro Football Hall of Fame player. During his career, Moss would leverage his platform to host the Randy Moss Celebrity Charity Invitational Bass Tournament, which benefited children with cleft palates in the Smile Network. He also formed the Links for Learning Foundation, which serves at-risk youth in his home state of West Virginia by building learning centers. After his final retirement from the NFL, Moss would go on to join ESPN as a popular sports analyst. His segment titled ‘You Got Mossed’ has inspired a generation of kids to give it all they have on the field.

During her career development years, Smith-Edmonds earned various awards as a Program Director with KCOH Radio Station and numerous more as an Independent Business Owner with Ameriplan USA. Committed to helping others build their businesses utilizing biblical principles, Smith-Edmonds was awarded the honor of becoming the youngest National Sales Director and earned the privilege of speaking on several panels during the yearly Ameriplan National Conventions.

 

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