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Santana Moss biography

Date of birth : 1979-06-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Miami, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the redskins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Santana Moss is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

PRO:
* Has played in 126 career games with 105 starts.
* Owns 500 career receptions for 7,443 receiving yards (14.9) and 46 touchdowns.
* Played in eight postseason games with five starts and totaled 33 receptions for 427 yards (12.9 avg.) and four touchdowns.
* Named to Pro Bowl in 2005.
* Played first four professional seasons (2001-04) with the New York Jets and his last four NFL campaigns with the Redskins (2005-2009).
* Is ranked eighth in club history with 349 career receptions.
* Is ranked eighth all-time in club history in receiving yards with 5,027.
* Is eighth in club history in receiving touchdowns with 26.
* Owns the club record for receiving yards in a single season (1,483 yards in 2005) with Washington.
* His 70-catch average during his four seasons with the Redskins is a record for a franchise that has employed Hall of Fame receivers Wayne Millner, Bobby Mitchell, Charley Taylor and Art Monk.
* Has posted three seasons with more than 1,000 yards receiving in his career (2003 with the New York Jets, 2005 and 2008 with the Washington Redskins).
* Has hauled in 18 receptions of 50 or more yards in his career.
* Has 21 career games with more than 100 yards receiving (14 with the Washington Redskins and seven with the New York Jets).
* Has 113 career punt returns for 1,274 yards (11.3 avg.) with three touchdowns.
* Has been named Player of the Week on five occasions (three for offense and two for special teams).
* Made his 100th career start at Philadelphia (11/29/09).

2009 (Redskins)
* Started all 16 regular season games.
* Finished the season with a team-leading 70 receptions for 902 yards and three touchdowns.
* Marked the fifth consecutive year he has lead the team in receiving yards.
* Ranked ninth on the club’s all-time receiving touchdown list (26), eighth in receiving yards (5,027), and eighth in receptions (349).
* Caught five passes for 47 yards at Atlanta (11/8), passing 7,000 career receiving yards in the game, one of only 15 active players (107 in NFL history) do accomplish the feat.
* Caught four passes for 28 yards and a touchdown at Philadelphia (11/29), a game that marked his 100th career start.
* Caught six passes for 55 yards at San Diego (1/4), with his last reception marking his 500th career catch.
* Caught a season-high 10 passes for a career-high 178 yards and a touchdown at Detroit (9/27).
* Caught two passes for 74 yards and a touchdown vs. Tampa Bay (10/4), including a game-winning, season-long 59-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter, which marked the 18th catch of his career to cover at least 50 yards, 13 of which have gone for touchdowns.

2008 Season (WAS):
* Started all 16 regular season games
* Led all Redskins wide receivers in receptions (79), receiving yards (1,044) and touchdowns (6)
* Was eighth in the NFC and 14th in the NFL in receiving yards
* Had a receiving touchdown in six consecutive games, starting with final two regular season games of 2007, a 2007 playoff game, and first three games of 2008 seasons, which tied a Redskins franchise mark set by Bobby Mitchell (1964)
* Returned six punts for 124 yards, a 20.7-yard average, and had an 80-yard touchdown on a punt return
* Posted a team-high seven catches for 164 yards and hauled in a 67-yard touchdown pass from Jason Campbell in the fourth quarter to provide the game-winning points vs. New Orleans (9/14)
* Logged eight catches for 145 yards, including a 53-yard grab, at Dallas (9/28)
* Returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown vs. Detroit (10/26) and earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors
* Caught a season-high nine catches for 140 yards and a 50-yard touchdown vs. Detroit (10/26)

2007 Season (WAS):
* Started in 14 regular season games and one postseason contest at Seattle (1/5)
* Missed two games with a heel injury vs. Detroit (10/7) and vs. Philadelphia (11/11)
* Led all Redskins wide receivers in receptions (61), receiving yards (808) and touchdowns (3)
* Recorded a season-high nine receptions for 121 yards at Dallas (11/18)
* Totaled eight catches for 115 yards and one touchdown vs. Dallas (12/30)

2006 Season (WAS):
* Had 55 receptions for 790 yards (14.4 avg.) and six touchdowns
* Recorded his third career three-touchdown game against Jacksonville (10/1), which included the overtime game-winning 68-yard touchdown reception
* Named co-winner of the B.J. Blanchard Award (along with DE Phillip Daniels) - an honor given annually to a Redskins player who best helps the media do their job

2005 Season (WAS):
* Started all 16 regular season games
* Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl
* Led the Redskins in receptions (84), receiving yards (1,483), average yards per catch (17.7) and was second on the team with nine touchdowns
* Established a new franchise record for the most receiving yards in a single-season with 1,483 (Previous mark of 1,436 was held by Bobby Mitchell in 1963)
* Finished second in the NFL in receiving yards (behind CarolinaÕs Steve Smith) and was sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in receptions
* Hauled in two touchdown receptions of 39 and 70 yards, respectively, from QB Mark Brunell in the final 3:46 of regulation to lead the Redskins to a thrilling 14-13 victory at Dallas (9/19)
* Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice: at Dallas (9/19) and against the New York Giants (12/24)
* Tied his career-high with 10 receptions for a career-high 173 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas City (10/16)
* Posted longest touchdown reception (78 yards) of his career at Kansas City (10/16)

2004 Season (NY Jets):
* Played in 15 regular-season games and two playoff contests
* Tied for second on the Jets with 45 receptions and led the team with 838 yards (18.6 avg.) and five touchdowns

2003 Season (NY Jets):
* Caught 74 passes for 1,105 yards (fifth in the AFC) and became the sixth player in Jets history to catch 10 touchdowns in a season
* Played in 16 regular season games with 12 starts
* Crossed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career as he caught five passes for 52 yards and returned one punt for eight yards against New England (12/20)
* Recorded three passes for 67 yards, including a 48-yard TD pass that set a new Jets record for the most consecutive games with a TD reception (six) at Indianapolis (11/16)

2002 Season (NY Jets):
* Played in 15 regular season games with one start and led the AFC with a 16.5 average on 25 punt returns including two TDs

2001 Season (NY Jets):
* Was inactive for 11 games due to torn cartilage in his left knee, an injury suffered in training camp
* Returned after surgery to play in five games and finished the season with two receptions for 40 yards and six punt returns for 82 yards

COLLEGE
* Owns the Hurricanes’ all-time record with 2,546 receiving yards, topping the old mark of 2,423 yards by Michael Irvin (1985-87)
* Was an All-Big East Conference first-team choice as a senior
* Became the first player to earn Big East Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Year honors in the same season
* Was teammates with RB Clinton Portis and the late S Sean Taylor at the University of Miami
* Was a standout performer on Miami’s track team
* Set a school record in the triple jump with a leap of 48’6" and won the state title in the long jump during his junior season
* Majored in liberal arts at the University of Miami

PERSONAL

* Hosted The Moss Brothers Celebrity Weekend in Miami, FL for the past eight years along with brother, Sinorice (N.Y. Giants)
* Participated in a national public service announcement along with the NFL and the United Way for First Down for Fitness
* Was married during 2008 offseason and has a son, Santana, Jr. and a daughter, Saniya

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