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Randy Moss reacts to watching his son win national title with LSU

Randy Moss, Thaddeus Moss

NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss was a proud dad watching his son Thaddeus play a big role in the LSU Tigers bringing home the national title with a 42-25 win over the Clemson Tigers on Monday night:

Thaddeus didn’t have any eye-popping stats during the regular season, but when it really mattered during the College Football Playoff, he rose to the occasion. Against the Oklahoma Sooners, he hauled in four catches for 99 yards and a touchdown as part of a record-breaking performance by LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. In the College Football Playoff National Championship, he finished the game catching five passes for 36 yards and two touchdowns. He caught a touchdown late in the first half that took the wind out of the sails for Clemson. He also caught the first touchdown for LSU coming out of the second half to keep the momentum on their side.

Randy Moss wore an LSU hat and scarf, and every time his son made a big play, the camera would find the elder Moss. Thaddeus finished the season catching 47 passes for 570 yards and four touchdowns. He is a junior and there is a chance he could declare for the NFL Draft, although it probably would be best for his draft stock to return for one more year.

Randy Moss never was able to reach the pinnacle of college football or the NFL by winning a national title or the Super Bowl. It has to feel great for Moss that he could watch his son win it, and maybe it will take away some of the sting of never winning one himself.