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NFL star Randy Moss is now a high school coach. A Vikings fan explains how watching one childhood hero move on with his life helps him say goodbye to another.

I got the feeling that Randy Moss wanted me to walk off his football field. The field at Victory Christian Center School, the high school team where Moss recently signed on as associate head coach and wide receivers coach, sits perched on a hill. My climb up the hill was so quiet that I thought I’d missed practice. Practice wasn’t over. Things were silent because Moss was the only person talking; his players were circled around him in rapt attention. I stepped onto the field unnoticed until Moss stopped and the entire Victory Christian Kings roster glanced over at me for a tense beat. That’s when Assistant Coach Malachi “Pauli” Paulding introduced himself and diffused the tension with his warm demeanor. We talked on the sidelines and the players turned their attention back to Moss.   

 “How’d you find out about us?”

 “You guys are all over the news,” I told him. That’s half true. The story of Randy Moss, former NFL wide receiver, future Hall of Famer, taking a coaching job with his son&rsquo... Continue Reading

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