Randy Moss is going to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the thought of being next to his idol Jerry Rice is enough to bring him to tears.
The star wide receiver got emotional during ESPN's "NFL Countdown" as his co-anchors congratulated him on the tremendous honor. "It's still unreal, but I'm going to tell you why I'm feeling a little emotional. For 14 years, man — it just felt really good to hear from Jerry Rice. It really did," Moss explained to his colleagues while getting choked up.
The longtime Vikings player set a record with an astonishing 23 touchdowns during the 2007 season with the Patriots and and ranks fourth on NFL's all-time receiving list with 15,292 yards throughout his career. He also played with the Raiders, Titans and 49ers.
Moss got a knock on the door Saturday from Hall of Fame President David Baker, who showed up to inform him that he would be joining class of 2018 in Caton, Ohio. Watch the tear-jerking video below:
The 1998 first round draft pick is one of eight new Hall of Fame inductees this year (this includes linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, as well as receiver Terrell Owens and safety Brian Dawkins.) He was elected on his first try.