CANTON, Ohio (KMSP) - Minnesota Vikings legend Randy Moss was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio Saturday.
His speech was as electrifying as his play on the field. Moss was a fiery and emotional man and that was on display Sunday.
Moss talked about his journey from Rand, West Virginia to NFL Hall of Famer and the events and people who shaped him along the way.
“Faith, family and football, that's what makes Randy Moss, in that order, nothing else inside the circle,” he said. “My faith... football is not who I am. Football is what I do.”
Moss’s son Thaddeus helped him unveil the bust that will sit at the Hall of Fame, earned by doing what he did best so well.
Moss finished second all-time in touchdown catches with 156 and fourth all time in receiving yards.
More than half of those touchdowns came when he played for the Vikings. Moss thanked the fans for sticking with him through the good and bad times.
Fox 9 stopped at Fan HQ today at Ridgedale Center where they brought out the Moss jerseys for the first time in a while. It was a sign of how much Moss is still remembered fondly by fans here.
“People are definitely excited,” said Haley Zabel, a social media coordinator at Fan HQ. “I actually had a guy come in this week who is driving down to Canton and when he saw the Moss jersey, he instantly had to get it...super excited to drive down there, super excited that Randy Moss is in the Hall of Fame.”
“He was exciting and it's an experience,” said Howard Pindyck. “It's one thing to watch slow methodical drives up the field, to see a guy who could catch 40, 50, 60 yard passes, with one arm is unusual. So he put people in the seats. Just for watching, the winning part was great.”
Moss thanked the late Dennis Green for taking a chance on him. Moss also starring for the Raiders and Patriots, setting records during that team's perfect regular season.
Moss also plans to travel to his hometown of Rand, West Virginia tomorrow to celebrate with fans in his home state.