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Randy Moss' son, Thaddeus, announces retirement from football

20200517_134556by:Justin Rudolph05/13/24
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Former LSU Tiger and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss is hanging up his cleats. The member of the 2019 LSU national championship team recently took to social media to announce his retirement from football. Moss did so with this message announced.

“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.

“ Thank You,” said Moss via X.

During LSU’s magical run to the 2019 national championship, Moss played a huge role in the team’s success on the field. The Tigers tied in started and played in all 14 games that season, recording 47 receptions for 570 yards and four receiving touchdowns. He still owns the LSU single-season record for the most receiving yards by a tight end.

Despite his success at LSU during their championship run, Moss would go undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. Moss, the son of NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, was given a prospect grade of 5.8. However, he was able to sign with the Washington Football Team as an undrafted free agent following the draft. He would ultimately land on the Football Team’s injured reserve list following an undisclosed injury while preparing for the 2020 season. One year later, Washington waived him.

Moss would then join his former LSU teammates, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow and superstar wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, in Cincinnati for one season in 2021. After spending a year on Cincinnati’s practice squad and being called up once during his tenure there, he would eventually be cut just ahead of the start of the 2022 season.

Moss also spent one season in the USFL with the Birmingham Stallions, during which time he caught three passes for 38 yards and one touchdown.

While his time in the pros did not go as he had envisioned, Moss will forever be remembered by LSU fans for his contribution to helping the Tigers capture the 2019 national championship and his performance in the national championship game against Clemson, where he caught two touchdowns on five receptions for 36 yards.