Raider Vault: The Time Randy Moss was a Raider

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Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss (84) walks off the team bus before the NFC divisional round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, the latest installment of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series featured the life story of future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss. Most NFL fans who were alive over the past 15 years remember Randy Moss, of course. After a troubled start to his college career, he was a Heisman Trophy finalist and a first round draft pick in 1998, and took the league by storm in his rookie year with the Minnesota Vikings.

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After six incredible seasons, Moss’ off-field and even on-field antics eventually got him traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he would spend two largely forgettable seasons. Even Raider fans hardly remember he wore Silver and Black (except for a contingent of Raider fans who live in the Pico-Union section of LA), but at the time, it was one of the most exciting things to happen to Raider fans in years. Here’s a look back at Randy Moss’ time as an Oakland Raider: