Former NFL Superstar Randy Moss Just Became A Pro Soccer Player

Ford Springer | Contributor

Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss has signed a deal to play professional soccer for the Charlotte Independence, the North Carolina team announced Friday.

(Photo credit: CRAIG LASSIG/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: CRAIG LASSIG/AFP/Getty Images)

The 40-year-old rookie will play in the goal for the minor league team and will wear No. 84, as he did in the NFL.

“Renewing my career is something that I’ve thought about for a long time now,” Moss said of his decision to get back into professional sports. “I’m excited to get started with the Charlotte Independence and show the world that I can be a two-sport athlete.”

“Our team stands to gain a lot by bringing in Randy,” Independence Head Coach Mike Jeffries said of their newest player. “Obviously, he’s a proven winner and his athleticism is an attribute that translates to any sport he plays.”

(Photo credit: CRAIG LASSIG/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: CRAIG LASSIG/AFP/Getty Images)

The Independence has their season-opener on Saturday, April 1 against the Charleston Battery. If Moss’ receiving abilities translate at all to saving shots from going in the Independence goal, they might have just stumbled into signing a stud for a goalie.

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