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Football star Randy Moss shares his fitness methods, pass-catching techniques and other thoughts in a candid, instructional way.

Genre - Documentary

Director(s) - David Bjorquez

Cast - NFL Superstar Randy Moss

Blue Rider's Role - Producers, Distributors

Distributor(s) - Allumination, Blue Rider International

Release Date - 2006

Synopsis - Randy Moss, star wide receiver for the New England Patriots, shares his fitness methods, pass-catching techniques and philosophies on athletics in a candid, instructional way. Football fans and fitness hounds will want to see this motivational program from one of the most recognized and respected players in the NFL.

Blue Rider co-founder Walter Josten produced this documentary with his 23-year-old son Patrick Josten, who was a four-year college QB at Chapman U. and who then signed to play for the B.C. Lions team of the Canadian Football League. Patrick worked out with Randy Moss for two summers, and this 45-minute instructional and inspirational film arose from that association.

Awards for The Moss Method:
The Moss Method has won three 2007 Telly Awards
for independent director and writer David C. Bojorquez of David Productions, a Vision4Media company.

Critic's Blurb:
Ben Maller, "A penetrating film that delves beyond the unsettled persona of
controversial NFL wide receiver Randy Moss has won three Telly Awards for independent director and writer David C. Bojorquez. The Moss Method is a film and DVD that explores the insiderís perspective of competitive sports and the motivation driving the athlete while also demonstrating Mossí personal training techniques."

Director and Producer Credits and Award:
Directed by award-winning documenarian ane commercial director David Bjorquez, writer-producer-director of The Big One: The Truth About the San Andreas.

Produced by Walter Josten (Emmy for The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie; also produced Wake of Death, O Jerusalem, Back in the Day, Bar Starz and 34 other films; Randy Moss (debut) and Patrick Josten (debut).

Highlights of Randy Moss's Football Career:
PRO CAREER: Explosive, playmaking wide receiver Randy Moss has established himself as one of the most dangerous offensive players in the NFL since entering the league in 1998. He retired in 2011 but returned n 2012, playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He reached Super Bowl XLVII with them, catching two passes for 41 yards in the big game. In his 15-year career with Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee and San Francisco, Randy had 989 receptions (tied for ninth-most all-time) for 15,404 yards (fourth-best all-time, behind Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens and Isaac Bruce) and 157 TDs (156 receiving TDs--second-most all-time--and one returning a punt). His average reception during his career so far is 15.6 yards. He ranks 13th all-time in yards receiving per game, with 70.8. Moss has rushed 25 times for 159 yards (an average of 6.4 yards per carry}.

THE 2012 SEASON: Randy had caught 28 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns.In post-season play he grabbed another seven tosses for 112 yards.

THE 2010-2011 Season: After four games, Randy had caught 14 passes for 139 yards and 3 TDs (tied for sixth in the NFL). He was averaging 15.4 yards per pass and one TD per game. Moss was then traded to the Minnesota Vikings, where he worked with legendary quarterback Brett Favre for 25 days. After Week 8, his third game as a Viking, Moss had caught 27 passes for 313 yards and five TDs (tied for 12th-best in the league). He was averaging 14.52 yards per grab. Then Moss was cut by the Vikings and signed by the Tennessee Titans. They used him until injured receivers returned. After Week 17 Moss had caught 32 passes for 375 yards and five TDs.

THE 2009-2010 SEASON: In the first game of the season, a 25-24 victory over Buffalo, Randy caught 12 passes for 141 yards and became the second-ranked NFL player ever in games with 100+ yards receiving, with 60 (behind Jerry Rice's 76). In the sixth game, a 59-0 shellacking of Tennessee, played in a blizzard, he had a phenomenal day, catching eight passes for 129 yards and three TDs. On Nov. 15, in a close loss to Indianapolis, he had an ever better day, catching nine passes for 179 yards and two TDs. Moss had three TD catches against Jacksonville on Dec. 17. During the 2009-2010 season, Randy had 83 catches (tied for 12th-best in the league) for 1264 yards (tied for fifth-best in the NFL) and 13 Ds (tied for best in the NFL). In the Patriots' Wild Card loss to Baltimore, Randy caught five passes for 48 yards.

In the 2008 season, Randy caught 69 passes for 1008 yards and 11 touchdowns, for an average of 14.6 yards per catch. In the Oct. 5 San Francisco game (the Patriots' first-ever victory against the 49ers) he scored on a dramatic 66-yard catch and hauled in four more for an additional 45 yards. In the Jets game his TD catch forced the game into overtime. And in a Dolphins game he scored three TDs while catching eight passes for 125 yards. At the end of the 2008 season, Randy was tied for third in the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns.

Moss ranks number three all-time (trailing only Don Hutson and Jerry Rice) in seasons in which he led all receivers in touchdowns, with four: in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007.

Randy played in 109 regular-season league games with the Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders in his first seven seasons, starting 104. Moss played in and started eight playoff contests for those two teams. In 2007 he was traded to the New England Patriots.

At the end of the 2007 regular season, when his Patriots were undefeated at 16-0, Moss led the NFL with 23 receiving touchdowns (seven better than hi closest 2007 competitor), setting the all-time NFL record in that category. He ranked number two in the league with 1493 yards gained on receptions. He was fourth-best in the NFL in yards per game, with 93.3 and his 98 catches tied for eighth-most in the league. He scored TDs in each of his first 10 games. He gained more than 100 yards receiving in nine of the 16 games he started in the 2007 regular season. Against Buffalo he caught 10 balls and in the Patriots' first game against the Jets he grabbed nine for 183 receiving yards. He caught passes of 40+ yards in eight games, with his longest being a 65-yarder in the exciting season finale against the Giants. In the first Miami game, Randy averaged 30.5 yards per catch.

In three playoff games, Moss, who was usually double- or triple-covered, allowing teammates to catch lots of passes, caught seven passes (five in the Super Bowl) for 94 yards and one touchdown, averaging 13.4 yards per catch. In the AFC Championship game he also rushed once for 14 yards. As usual, he had no fumbles.

In 1998, the AP selected Moss the Offensive Rookie of the Year. He set the all-time record for most rookie-season TDs, with 17. He was Pro Bowl MVP in 2000. Moss has played in five Pro Bowls, from 1999-2001 and in 2003-2004.

He was the first NFL player ever to gain more than 100 yards in each of the first four games of a season (2007). After 13 games He was averaging 15.1 yards per catch, the longest of which was a dramatic 55-yard grab. Of his first 22 catches in 2007, 16 of them (or 73%) went for first downs, seven have exceeded 20 yards and three were for more than 40 yards.

Moss started 104 consecutive games, including playoffs, from the 10th game of his rookie season through Week Nine in 2004.

He set an NFL record for most receiving yards in a player's first seven seasons; his 9,142 yards topped Jerry Rice's 9,072. He is the only receiver in league history to record 1,200-yard seasons in his first six seasons. He surpassed the 1,000-yard mark seven times in his first eight seasons.

Randy was named Associated Press All-Pro in 1998, 2000 and 2003 and earned Pro Bowl appearances in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007. He was named the 2000 Pro Bowl's Most Outstanding Player after setting records for catches (9) and receiving yards (212) in the game, along with scoring the final TD of the day in a 51-31 win by the NFC.

Randy led the NFL in receiving TDs in 1998, 2000, 2003 and led the NFC in receiving yards in 1999 (1,413) and 2002 (1,347); he topped the AFC in that category in 2007 (1,493). Moss led the NFC in receptions in 2002 (106) and ranked second in 2003 (111).

Since entering the league in 1998, Moss has thrown 2 TD passes. No NFL receiver has more TDs since 1998 (105) than Moss. He has completed 4 of 8 passes for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns, with one interception, giving him a 95.8 passer rating.
Randy has caught a pass in 107 of his first 109 career regular-season games and 115 of 117 games including playoffs. His streak of 101 consecutive regular-season games with a catch was snapped vs. Tennessee (10/24/04); before that, he had caught a pass in every game he played in his career. Moss has caught a TD in 7 of his 9 career playoff games.

Moss combined with Minnesota Vikings' QB Daunte Culpepper for 53 career TDs, making them the 10th-most prolific quarterback-receiver combination in NFL history. Randy ranks second in Vikings' history with 90 receiving TDs, trailing Cris Carter (110), and he has 91 total TDs. Moss ranks third in Vikings' history in career scoring, with 552 points. He has caught three TD passes in a game five times, the last coming vs. San Francisco (9/28/03).

Moss is the only player in NFL history to score in each of his first 12 Monday Night Football games, and has a current total of 13. He holds a Vikings record with 26 plays of 50+ yards in his career: 25 receptions and a punt return. In his first 109 career regular-season games, Moss has 13 catches and eight TDs of 60+ yards, 25 catches and 17 TDs of 50+ yards, and 52 catches and 28 TDs of 40+ yards. He broke the Vikings' playoff record with his 9th career receiving TD and broke his own Vikings record for single-season receiving yards with 1,637 in 2003, surpassing his previous record of 1,437 in 2000. Randy combined with fellow Vikings' receiving star Cris Carter for a team-record 2,711 receiving yards in 2000, breaking the mark of 2,654 yards the duo set in the 1999 season. Moss led the NFC in receiving yards in 1999 with 1,413, making him the first Vikings' WR to lead the NFC since Ahmad Rashad in 1979. He set a Vikings record for most receiving yards in consecutive games with 331 in 1999 (204 at Chicago, 11/14/99 and 127 vs. San Diego, 11/28/99)

Randy Moss became the first Vikings WR to throw a TD pass when he hit Cris Carter on a reverse pass at NY Giants (12/26/99) and threw his second career TD pass to D'Wayne Bates vs. Miami (12/21/02). Moss was the only 1998 rookie to earn a berth in the Pro Bowl, where he was a starter.

In two seasons (2005 and 2006) with the Oakland Raiders--missing three games due to injury--Moss played in 29 games, catching 102 balls for 1,558 yards and 11 TDs, averaging 15.3 yards per catch. His longest went for 79 yards.

In his first six seasons, he rushed 35 times for 159 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per carry. In 10 pro seasons, Moss fumbled only 10 times, losing seven. His worst ball-handling season was 1999, when he fumbled thrice, but he has not fumbled at all in the past four seasons and was also error-free in 2001.

He was the 21st player selected in the 1998 draft (by Minnesota). His 2005 salary was $8,251,210.

In 11 playoff games (in four seasons with the Vikings and one with the Patriots), Moss caught 37 passes for 755 yards for nine TDs and an average of 20.4 yards per grab.

He ranks second all-time with 60 100-yard-plus games.

COLLEGE: In two seasons at Marshall, Moss re-wrote the school record book and proved to be one of the most productive receivers in NCAA history, catching 145 passes for 2,720 yards with 53 touchdowns. He was a consensus first-team All-America in 1996 and 1997. Randy finished fourth in the 1997 Heisman Trophy voting behind Charles Woodson, Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf. He received the 1997 Fred Biletnikoff Award. His 25 receiving touchdowns in 1997 broke the NCAA Division I single-season record of 23.
HIGH SCHOOL: Randy was chosen West Virginia High School Football Player of the Year as a senior and earned All-State honors at DuPont (Rand, WV) High. He was twice selected the state's Basketball Player of the Year. Randy lettered three times in basketball and football and also lettered in both baseball and track.

Producer Quote:
Walter Josten: "The raw material in this film was captured with a compelling and insightful eye. It's more than a training video. It's forceful storytelling that involves and inspires the viewer."

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