Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) stands on the sidelines during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning tried to recruit Randy Moss to Tennessee (Video)


While Randy Moss has a nice, cushy job at Fox Sports 1 now as one of their lead football analysts, many years ago Moss was a high school senior in search of a university to harness his talents.

The former DuPont High School graduate was twice named West Virginia Player of the Year in basketball (where he was teammates with Jason Williams, aka White Chocolate) but it was football that most intrigued Moss.

Also intrigued with Moss playing football was the University of Tennessee who used star quarterback Peyton Manning in an attempt to lure Moss to the Volunteer State.

The current Denver Broncos quarterback and long time Indianapolis Colts signal caller recently spoke to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer who learned the University of Tennessee had Manning host Moss during his visit to the campus.

Manning said that he was five for five in his recruiting pitches to other potential prospects but he just couldn’t convince Randy that Knoxville was where he needed to play.

Moss of course ended up deciding on Marshall University, where he ended up being a finalist for the Heisman Trophy award.

What a deadly combination that would have been.

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