Former Badgers running back Brent Moss dead at 50

MADISON, Wis. — One of Wisconsin’s star running backs of the early ’90s passed away Sunday. Brent Moss was 50 years old.

Moss made headlines even before donning a Badger jersey. In 1988 he helped Racine Park High School win a State Championship, rushing for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns in the final game.

He later paved the way for what would become a multi-decade stretch of game-changing running backs in Madison. He was part of the 1993 team that captured a Big Ten title and first-ever Rose Bowl win. Moss recorded over 1,600 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns in what would go down as the greatest season of his career.

One of Moss’ teammates, Terrell Fletcher, mourned his passing on social media, calling the Racine native “the best to ever do it.”

UW Athletic Director Chris McIntosh also extended his condolences, saying Moss is “synonymous with great badger running backs.”

Before Badger legend Ron Dayne tied his accomplishments at Wisconsin to No. 33, that number belonged to Moss. In 1993, he was named Rose Bowl MVP, Big Ten MVP and won the Silver Football, given by the Chicago Tribune to the Big Ten Player of the Year.

Moss played one season in the NFL, notching 90 yards on 22 carries for the St. Louis Rams in 1995.

Further details regarding his death have not been released.