Dale Moss played four years of college basketball and one year of wide receiver in football, he displayed great potential and skill and ended up being picked up as an un-drafted free agent by the Packers. Recently I had the chance to do a Q&A interview with Mr.Dale Moss.
#1 After four years of playing basketball at SDSU, you decided to play football you last year. What motivated you to make this change?
It was something I always wanted to do, and I never wanted it to be a situation where I regretted not giving it a try.
#2 Once you decided to play football what made you choose the wide receiver position, when your height and athleticism allows you to play other positions as well?
Wide receiver is what I played in high school and is the position i felt most comfortable with. I had good hands/speed/size so I thought it would be the most logical position and allow me to have the most success.
#3 While playing football you had 61 receptions, 6 touchdowns, and 949 yards in only 9 games! Do you think some skills and knowledge from playing basketball helped you
Definitely, just being a physical player on the basketball court allowed me to transition onto the football field well. I was use to making plays in traffic and had good hand eye coordination so those all translated to success on the field.
#4 During the draft process which teams showed interest in you?
I had a lot of teams show interest, Green Bay, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Houston, Cincinnati to name a few.
#5 After the draft when teams began to call, why did you choose the Packers over other organizations?
I chose Green Bay because they have a good record with free agents making the roster, but also because I know they do a great job with player development, and I’d have a great chance to learn from some successful receivers.
#6 How have your OTA’s been going, have any of the veteran receivers been helping you during practice?
OTA’s have gone great. A lot of new stuff but the vets have helped me out a lot and I’m getting more and more comfortable each day with the system.