Brandon native Dale Moss spent two seasons with various NFL teams. While he currently doesn't have a team, Moss continues to train and help the next generation chase their dreams.
"Harrell keeps it alive, and the throw is complete on the sideline to Dale Moss."
Dale Moss played just one year of college football and translated that to stints as a Wide Receiver with three different NFL practice squads. While his NFL career was short-lived, it's something he will never forget.
"The experience it's hard to even explain it honestly. There's nothing like it as far as a team sport, the atmospheres. There's some good things, some bad things, you definitely learn it's a business, but at the same time, benefits and the rewards are so special. It's great you play with some of the best athletes in the world," Former NFL Wide Receiver Dale Moss said.
While he currently is not in the league, Moss is confident he will return.
"I definitely feel like I'll be back there in that situation. It definitely motivates you to want to get back to that spot," Moss said.
Moss's new field of play is inside the Sanford Fieldhouse, and the former SDSU Jackrabbit continues to train as he gets ready for the next NFL call.
While he trains he's also helping the next generation of football players. The Brandon Native coaches wide outs for the Riggs Football Academy. He loves helping out the young football players.
"That's all I'm trying to do, just trying to be a good role model, just to help the kids. I'm from this area originally, traveled around but there's no place like home and the people around here so anything I can do in this area I just always like to help," Moss said.
As a former NFL receiver, Moss believes his experience will inspire the kids.
"It just gives them hope, gives a positive, something positive to look up too, but also just helps them realize that if they really set their mind to it, it's not that far off, and I think kids seeing the way I did it and just the work ethic and things like that just give them hope that they know if they work hard they can get in the right situation," Moss said.
The standout basketball and football player at SDSU originally thought he was going to be training in Florida, but decided to return home. While he is still chasing his NFL dream, Moss knows the importance of having something else in place off the football field.
"I just always have a plan, always have an option, because you don't want to be stuck. That's something I would say to a lot of people wether it's transitioning to college football to the real world or chasing a dream which I say fully you got to go get that. Just always have another plan so you're not stuck after the fact, so I'm just trying to get myself the opportunity in multiple aspects," Moss said.
If he never steps back on the gridiron, Moss believes he can look back at his professional football career with no regrets.
"If anything it just proves that you know if you work hard, just being able to get that experience and see different things. It opens your eyes to a lot of things in life like there is a lot out there," Moss said.
Moss has been in communications with NFL teams as well as arena teams and the Canadian Football Teams. He feels his lack of game tape is hurting his chances to land on a team, but thinks he will be able to perform if given a chance.