Randy Moss is headed to Canton and deservedly so.
The former Vikings wide receiver was named as a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee on Saturday, a day before Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis:
“Now that I’m a Hall of Famer, I can breathe easy and be thankful, I started this game at 6 years old and never imagined I’d be here putting on a Hall of Fame jacket.
“Now that this time has come and I can put this jacket on, it’s a blessing from above, I just can’t wait to celebrate with my family.”
Here’s Moss’ reaction to getting the big news:
Grab a tissue.
— ESPN (@espn) February 4, 2018
Moss’ induction marked the first time a wide receiver had been voted in since Jerry Rice in 2010. Moss is the third wide receiver to be indicted in his first year of eligibility along with Steve Largent and Rice.
Moss was one of five former players voted in along with linebacker Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Terrell Owens, safety Brian Dawkins and linebacker Ray Lewis. Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard were also elected by the Senior’s Committee.