Brent Moss

American football player (1972–2022)

American football player
Brent Moss
No. 31
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:(1972-01-30)January 30, 1972
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died:November 13, 2022(2022-11-13) (aged 50)
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Washington Park
(Racine, Wisconsin)
College:Wisconsin (1991–1994)
Career history
  • Miami Dolphins (1995)
  • St. Louis Rams (1995)
  • Amsterdam Admirals (1997)
  • Memphis Maniax (2001)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:90
Rushing average:4.1
Player stats at · PFR

Brent A. Moss (January 30, 1972 – November 13, 2022) was an American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers and was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent after the 1995 NFL draft.

High school career

Brent Moss was a 3-year (1986–1989) letter winner in football as tailback at Racine Park High School in Racine, Wisconsin where he wore number 31 and rushed for over 5,000 yards. During the November 12, 1988 Division I Wisconsin WIAA State Football Championship Game, as a junior Moss rushed for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns on the turf of Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. This led the Racine Park Panthers to a victory over the Superior Spartans 34-14 and the State Football Championship for Wisconsin's highest division. Moss was named the game's MVP and was later named 1st team All-State (WIAA). During the 1989 season at Racine Park, Moss would also be named 1st team All-State (WIAA) and led the Panthers to the state semi-final game.

College career

In the 1993 season the 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 205 pounds (93 kg) tailback led the Badgers to a Big Ten Conference title and their first Rose Bowl berth since 1963. The Badgers defeated the #13 UCLA Bruins 21–16 to claim their first ever Rose Bowl victory. Moss was a big part of the win, rushing for 158 yards and two touchdowns en route to being honored the game's MVP. He was also voted the Big Ten's most valuable player that year and was the recipient of the Silver Football, awarded by the Chicago Tribune as the Big Ten's player of the year for 1993.

  • 1991: Ran for 219 yards and one touchdown on 61 carries.
  • 1992: Ran for 739 yards and 9 TD on 165 carries.[1]
  • 1993: Ran for 1,637 yards and 16 TD on 312 carries.
  • 1994: Ran for 833 yards and 8 TD on 156 carries.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 8+12 in
(1.74 m)
211 lb
(96 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.74 s 1.72 s 2.79 s 4.35 s 29.0 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
19 reps

Although not drafted the following year, he was invited to the Miami Dolphins training camp. After being cut, Moss then signed with the St. Louis Rams and in the 1995 season he accumulated 90 yards on 22 carries. This was his only playing time in the National Football League and he was released by the Rams during the team's 1996 summer training camp. This was followed by a brief off season stint with the Green Bay Packers in 1997 and brief stints in the World League of American Football, the Arena Football League, and the XFL. After a seven-year hiatus from football dating back to 2000, Moss returned to the football field with his hometown, minor league, Racine Raiders in July 2007.[citation needed]

Personal life and death

In 1994, Moss pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to two years' probation and a $250 fine.[2] In 2005, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of cocaine, felony bail jumping, and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer.[3][4] In 2017, he was sentenced to one year in prison and one year on extended supervision on a felony possession of cocaine charge, and three years probation for delivering heroin in amount of 3 grams or less.[5]

Moss died on November 13, 2022, at the age of 50.[6]


  1. ^ "1992 Wisconsin Badgers Stats | College Football at". Archived from the original on February 5, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Wisconsin Player Faces Trial", Chicago Tribune, November 24, 1994. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Brent Moss pleads to charges", Wisconsin State Journal, August 04, 2005. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Not-guilty pleas for Brent Moss in cocaine case"
  5. ^ [email protected], CARA SPOTO. "Brent Moss sentenced to prison on drug charges". Journal Times. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  6. ^ Brent Moss, former Wisconsin RB and 1994 Rose Bowl winner, dies at age 50

External links

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