Randy Moss Award to go to top college returner
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Randy Moss has a new award named after him.
The top returner in Division I-A college football as chosen by sports information directors will receive the Randy Moss Return Man Award.
Moss was the leading kick returner in Division I-AA in 1996 when he averaged 34.6 yards per return for Marshall. He has returned two kicks and 18 punts in his nine-year NFL career with Minnesota and Oakland, scoring on a 64-yard punt return for the Vikings in 1999.
"Back in college, I took pride in that," Moss said. "That's something I've always had the passion and love for is being able to catch a kickoff, catch a punt and be able to run it back, because that can make a difference in the game. It can bust a game wide open."
The award was created by Gulf Coast Events and GameDay Consultants, operators of the 2007 North South All-Star Classic. The finalists for the award will be picked Dec. 13 with the winner announced at the North South game Jan. 13.
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