Vikings Induct Randy Moss, Ahmad Rashad To 2017 Ring Of Honor

  • Vikings Induct Randy Moss, Ahmad Rashad To 2017 Ring Of Honor

Vikings Induct Randy Moss, Ahmad Rashad To 2017 Ring Of Honor

No official announcement has been made as to when exactly these enshrinements will happen during the 2017 season or even if they will happen together.

Moss burst on the scene with 69 catches for 1,313 yards and 17 touchdowns as a rookie in 1998, but had a controversial Vikings tenure. He led the team in receiving three times (1977, '79 and '80) and was the first Vikings receiver to notch consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He finished his career in 2012 with the San Francisco 49ers. For his career, Moss had 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns with an average per catch of 15.6 yards. A 4-time Pro Bowler, Rashad represented the club 4 straight years from 1978-81 and was named Pro Bowl MVP to cap the 1978 season.

Moss ranks No. 2 all-time in receiving touchdowns and No. 3 all-time in receiving yards. There's no words that I can tell him. "But to me, man, I was just focused", Moss said. So when I come out (of a room), I said, 'Hold up, wait a minute? "I don't know man". Some people I rubbed wrong, some people love it. "Some people I rubbed wrong, some people loved it", Moss said, knowingly. The year that I mooned Green Bay was the first year I actually took off.

"I think that sometimes my passion for the game got in the way of the business side of it", Moss said.

"I really don't know why I was treated the way I was treated on draft day". "I hold my hat on first-ballot, I really do".

Rashad, 67, began his career in 1972 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Rashad was with Minnesota from 1976-82, catching 400 passes, before becoming a notable sports broadcaster.

Moss, second in Vikings franchise history with 91 touchdowns, arrived at Winter Park with a meeting on the docket to discuss his role in the upcoming Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Two of the names that rise to the top of that list are Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad, and now both of those men have been selected for induction into the Vikings Ring of Honor.

The Vikings Ring of Honor now has 23 members: Moss, Rashad, Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page, Jim Finks, Bud Grant, Paul Krause, Fred Zamberletti, Jim Marshall, Ron Yary, Korey Stringer, Mick Tingelhoff, Carl Eller, Cris Carter, Bill Brown, Jerry Burns, Randall McDaniel, Chuck Foreman, John Randle, Scott Studwell, Chris Doleman, Matt Blair and Joey Browner.

"I'm a firm believer that you do your work and whatever happens, happen", Rashad said on Wednesday after making the team. And I've won Emmy awards, I've won receiving titles, I've won all those kinds of things. I always say that, "Once a Viking, always a Viking". "I really, honestly, think I got traded out of here because I only cared about the game of football. There's just absolutely nothing else." . "I told him, 'Coach, you're not going to regret this'". So you found yourself trying to do things that would make him excited.