Moss Looks to Set Receiving Record Against Pittsburgh

Nov. 9, 2000

Coral Gables, Fla. ( – One of the most explosive players in college football, Santana Moss is within reach of the Hurricanes’ top records. Moss enters the Pittsburgh game needing just 61 receiving yards to set a new all-time record in that category.

Moss, with 2,363 career receiving yards, currently places second to Michael Irvin’s (1985-87) 2,423. The two-time Biletnikoff semifinalist recently jumped past teammate Reggie Wayne and Lamar Thomas (2,271, 1989-92) into second place with his 154 yards receiving against Virginia Tech. The effort against the Hokies landed him BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors.

In other receiving records, Moss currently stands in fourth place all-time with 129 career receptions, 14 behind No. 3 Irvin (143).

He has 17 touchdowns receiving in his career, which places him in third place all-time with teammate Wayne. His 25 total touchdowns ties him with Thomas for eighth place in the UM record books.

Moss has a BIG EAST-record five punt return touchdowns for his career. Most recently, returned a punt for a touchdown against Louisiana Tech to establish a new conference record ahead of former Syracuse player Quinton Spotwood.

He currently places second all-time with 965 punt return yards, 188 yards shy of tying the UM record of 1,153 return yards held by Eddie Dunn (1936-38).

Moss places second all-time with 3,930 all-purpose yards, 335 yards shy of tying the UM record of 4,265 yards held by Ottis Anderson (1975-78).

Moss Game-by-Game Receiving YardsOpponent            Catches       Yards1997Baylor                ---          ---Pittsburgh             1             9Boston College         2            11West Virginia          3            66Florida State         ---          ---Temple                ---          ---Arkansas State        ---          ---Virginia Tech          2            65Rutgers                2            15Syracuse               3            68Season Total          14           268

1998E. Tennessee State — —Cincinnati 4 55Virginia Tech 3 92Rutgers 6 146Florida State 3 94West Virginia — —Boston College 5 66Temple 3 20Pittsburgh 2 63Syracuse — —UCLA 4 95Season Total 30 631

1999Ohio State 3 115Florida A&M 4 73Penn State 4 67East Carolina 3 37Florida State 9 180Boston College 4 40West Virginia 4 64Pittsburgh 5 92Virginia Tech 4 25Rutgers 3 54Syracuse 4 56Temple 7 96Season Total 54 899

2000McNeese State 2 35Washington 1 7West Virginia 6 65Rutgers 3 55Florida State 7 115Temple 4 96Louisiana Tech 4 37Virginia Tech 4 154Season Total 31 564

Career Total 129 2,363