This was the only year he competed on the school's track team, but he would later join the Marshall track team and lower his 200 m time to 21.15 seconds. Moss's dream was to play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but he also considered going to Ohio State, where his half-brother, Eric, had played offensive tackle.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.On August 1, 1995, Moss pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to 30 days behind bars at the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, West Virginia.He served 3 days in jail starting that night and would be required to serve the remaining 27 days within the following 18 months, after he completed his freshman year in college.
Moss was also the leading kickoff returner in Division I-AA on the season, with 612 total yards and a 34.0 yard average.
The first game of the season was at West Virginia University where Marshall lost.
The second game of the season saw Moss pick up right where he left off in 1996.
A week later, Moss posted his third career 200 yard receiving game, against Kent State.
Two weeks after that was his fourth and final 200 yard game in college, recording 13 catches for 205 yards and a Marshall single-game record of 5 touchdown receptions against Ball State.