CANTON, Ohio -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft surprised Randy Moss at his Hall of Fame induction Saturday as they flew to the ceremony after Saturday’s training camp practice and were in the audience.
Moss was touched by their appearance, particularly in-season.
He threw his arms around both of them after the ceremony, and during an appearance on NFL Network, expressed what it meant to have them present. “For them to show up ... it was heart-warming,” he said.
Moss had made special mention of both during his speech.
He thanked the Kraft family for “ignoring the noise” and welcoming him with open arms.
Moss closed his remarks by addressing Belichick.
“I want to thank you for being a friend when it wasn’t always about football. You showed me how much I loved the game. You challenged me every day to go out there to be great ... I’m sorry we didn’t bring it home.”
During the 2007 season, his first with the team, Moss caught a record 23 touchdown passes from Tom Brady during the Patriots perfect regular season.
Brady had sent a message prior to the ceremony: “Congratulations to a great friend and teammate!”
-- BOSTON HERALD