Former University of Wisconsin running back Brent Moss died on November 13 at the age of 50.
Moss was an outstanding tailback at Washington Park High School in Racine and led the Panthers to the 1988 Division I Wisconsin WIAA State Football Championship when he rushed for 202 yards and three TDs. Moss led the team back to state in his senior year; Park lost in the semifinals. He was twice named a first-team all-state performer (WIAA).
After high school Moss attended Wisconsin where he played for four years. He had a short career in the NFL.
Following are 10 stats you may not know about Moss.
Brent Moss as a Wisconsin Badgers running back
- In four seasons at Wisconsin, Moss carried the ball 694 times for 3,428 yards, 4.9 yards per carry.
- Moss returned a kickoff for 14 yards in his freshman year at UW-Madison.
- He scored 34 touchdowns and tallied 204 career points at Wisconsin.
- In 1993, as a junior, Moss had his best season as a Badger. He ran for 1,637 yards on 312 carries with 16 TDs, tops in the Big Ten. He was selected as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and chosen as the Big Ten MVP by the Chicago Tribune. Despite his monster junior year, Moss did not receive any Heisman Trophy consideration. He was a second-team All-American selection by AP and UPI in ’93.
- The Badgers played in the Rose Bowl at the end of the 1993 season and beat UCLA 21-16 in the game for their first-ever Rose Bowl victory. Moss was voted the MVP after rushing for 158 yards and two TDs.
- Moss’s 694 rushing attempts ranks seventh all-time at the school. His 3,428 rushing yards rank ninth, and his 34 rushing TDs are good enough for 11th place on the Badgers all-time list. His 1,637 rushing yards in 1993 rank 10th on the Badgers’ single-season list.
- Moss went undrafted after his four years at Madison. He was invited to the Miami Dolphins training camp in 1995 but was subsequently cut.
Brent Moss in the National Football League
- He signed with the St. Louis Rams in 1995 and played in four regular season games with the team. He ran for 90 yards on 22 carries in those four contests.
- Moss’s best game in the NFL was November 5, 1995, against New Orleans. He carried the ball 12 times for 55 yards. His longest carry that game (and in his career) was 18 yards.
- The last game Moss played in the NFL was December 3, 1995, against the New York Jets. He had nine yards rushing on five carries, and caught his only NFL pass, a loss of three yards, in the contest. The Rams did win that game, 23-20, the only time Moss was on the winning side of an NFL regular season game.
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