Retired NFL star, Randy Moss, 40, is returning to the field — but not as a football player. Moss, pending United Soccer League (USL) and U.S. Soccer approval, will be taking the field alongside the USL’s Charlotte Independence on Saturday for the season opener.
“Renewing my career is something that I’ve thought about for a long time now,” said Moss. “I’m excited to get started with the Charlotte Independence and show the world that I can be a two-sport athlete.”
The former wide receiver will be wearing the number 84 as the Charlotte Independence takes on the Charleston Battery.
“Our team stands to gain a lot by bringing in Randy,” said Independence Head Coach Mike Jeffries. “Obviously, he’s a proven winner and his athleticism is an attribute that translates to any sport he plays.”
Moss last played in the NFL in 2012, as a member of the San Francisco 49’ers. He and the Niners would go on to play in Super Bowl XLVII, where they suffered a 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He retired after 14 seasons.
Best of luck to Randy Moss in his new endeavors.