Because Marshall was then a Division I-AA school, NCAA rules allowed him to transfer there without losing any further eligibility.
In 1996, he set the NCAA Division I-AA records for the most games with a touchdown catch in a season (14), most consecutive games with a touchdown catch (13), most touchdown passes caught in a season (28 – tying Jerry Rice's 1984 record), and most receiving yards gained by a freshman in a season (1,709 on 78 catches), a record which still stands.
One touchdown went for 79 yards in which Pennington lobbed the ball down the left sideline.
Moss caught 26 touchdown passes that season, at the time a Division I-A record, and was a first-team All-American.
The first game of the season was at West Virginia University where Marshall lost.
However, his second stint in Minnesota was short-lived, as he was waived by the team less than a month later, and claimed by the Tennessee Titans.
After sitting out the 2011 season, Moss signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers for the 2012 season then opted to retire prior to the 2013 season.
Moss was also the leading kickoff returner in Division I-AA on the season, with 612 total yards and a 34.0 yard average.
Marshall went undefeated and won the Division I-AA title in its last season before moving to Division I-A.He served an additional 60 days in jail for the probation violation.Ultimately, Moss transferred to Marshall University, about an hour's drive from his home.On April 29, 2007, Moss was traded to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round draft pick.On October 6, 2010, Moss returned to the Vikings in a trade from the Patriots.Former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz said "Randy Moss was the best high school football player I've ever seen." Moss was initially charged with a felony for kicking the student, but it was later reduced to a misdemeanor.