49ers: 3 former players you forgot played for San Francisco

Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /
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Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers
Randy Moss #84 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

No. 2: Wide Receiver Randy Moss

Wide receiver Randy Moss was quite an unforgettable figure in the NFL from the late 1990s through the 2000s. He played for several teams, but if you ask most football fans, the two teams he is most remembered playing for are the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots.

Moss burst onto the scene in 1998, being taken in the first round (21st overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft out of Marshall. He got to work immediately in his rookie season putting up 69 receptions, 1,313 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns.

He earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections for his rookie-season performance. Moss gained over 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first six seasons with the Vikings. In that time he also earned five Pro Bowl and three All-Pro selections.

In 2007 as a member of the Patriots, with many thinking he was washed up, he had an amazing bounce-back season. He recorded 98 receptions, 1,493 yards receiving and 23 touchdowns. The 23 receiving touchdowns broke the 20-year record of 22 set by the legendary Jerry Rice.

After being on three teams in 2010, Moss sat out all of 2011. In 2012, though, the 49ers offered him a one-year deal. He was used sparingly as head coach Jim Harbaugh had a run-heavy offense, and Moss would finish the season with only 28 receptions, 434 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

His time with the 49ers would also include a trip to the Super Bowl, ultimately falling short, though. Moss’ only season with the 49ers would also be his last in the NFL. He is currently fourth all time in career receiving yards with 15,292.

In 2018 he would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.