Every time there’s a former football player vying for the love of a woman on national television, my phone blows up. “Who is this guy? Was he even good? What team did he play for? Was he even drafted?” And Clare Crawley’s season is no different thanks to Dale Moss.
Dale Moss is a former NFL wide receiver who signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. However, Moss never played a regular-season snap and bounced around from practice squad to practice squad.
In college at South Dakota State, Moss was a star wideout. Hauling in 61 passes for 949 yard in his senior year, finding the endzone on 6 of those catches.
Unfortunately, that success didn’t translate to the NFL.
Moss’s career is as follows:
- Green Bay Packers (2012) – Offseason/Practice Squad
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012) – Offseason/Practice Squad
- Chicago Bears (2012−2013) – Offseason/Practice Squad
- Carolina Panthers (2013) – Offseason/Practice Squad
- Los Angeles Kiss (2014)
- Chicago Bears (2014) – Offseason/Practice Squad
To his credit, Moss did play a season for the Los Angeles Kiss, an arena football team.
Moss also played college basketball for SDSU, where he averaged a rough 5.6 points, 3.6 total rebounds, and 1 assist per game.
Other former football players on Crawley’s season include Jason Foster and Uzoma “Eazy” Nwachukwu. Foster received the second-lowest Wonderlic score in NFL history. So, that’s not a great sign. Although, big hat-tip to him on the weight loss.
Nwachukwu had offers from Oklahoma, Missouri, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Louisville, but ended up heading to College Station, Texas, to play at Texas A&M. Eazy was one of the Aggies top wideouts, totaling 152 catches for 2239 yards and 19 touchdowns in his college career. However, he went undrafted and bounced around NFL practice squads and the Canadian Football League.
The Bachelor has always been a haven for former football players. There’s been former New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Montreal Alouette quarterback Jess Palmer. Clay Harbor didn’t get a Super Bowl ring even though he DID play for the Patriots in 2016. And there’s the aforementioned Underwood, who played a few NFL snaps for the San Diego Chargers.
In Colton Underwood’s case, his NFL career was cut short by the Chargers’ drafting of Notre Dame star Manti Te’o the previous year. And truthfully, their linebacker core was already solid. The uphill battle facing Colton would become too much. After snagging only 4 more tackles in the remaining 4 games, the Chargers cut him after their final preseason game.
Perhaps Dale Moss will catch Clare’s heart for the first nationally televised touchdown of his post-college career.
- / 1 year ago
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