The former Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss and former NBA player, Jason “White Chocolate” Williams were teammates in their high school basketball team. One of the greatest jump-ball receivers in NFL history was one of West Virginia’s best-ever high school dunkers, catching alley-oops from a mop-topped “White Chocolate” in the mid-1990s. Moss and Williams were so fun to watch that their highlights were later turned into a Nike commercial. They were teammates for two seasons, leading the DuPont basketball team to the state finals in 1994.
Early in his career, Williams built a reputation for his “street” style of play. His highlights became a regular thing on SportsCenter because of his spectacular passes and dazzling assists. His playing style often led Williams to get benched during crucial periods of games. For example, in the 2000 NBA Playoffs, Williams sat out most of the fourth quarter in all five games against the Lakers. Throughout his entire career, Williams continued to be known for his dazzling assists. In the Rookie Challenge on the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2000, in a counter-attack, Williams made a no-look, behind-the-back pass off the elbow on a full sprint to Raef LaFrentz.
“I did it so you all wouldn’t ask me to ever do it again.”
Moss excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track. On the football field, Moss led the DuPont Panthers to back-to-back state championships in 1992 and 1993. He was a great wide receiver and in 1994, he was honored with the Kennedy Award as the West Virginia Football Player of the Year. Parade magazine named him to their annual All-American high school football team in 1995 and in 2009 they named him as one of the 50 greatest high school football players of all time. In addition to playing football at DuPont, Moss was twice named West Virginia Player of the Year in basketball (1993, 1994).