Brent Moss Obituary, Death – Brent Moss, who led Wisconsin to a Big Ten championship in 1993 and a victory against UCLA in the 1994 Rose Bowl, died on Sunday. He was a key player in Racine Park High School’s 1988 WIAA Division 1 state football championship victory. He was 50. It was not immediately clear what caused the death. Steve Stark, the team’s 1993 starting right guard, expressed his sadness at the situation. Really, it is. With 4,678 yards and 78 touchdowns, Moss left Park. In the 1989 Division 1 state playoffs against Waukesha South, he lost his final high school game 34-31 in overtime.
After missing the 1990 season, Moss played for UW for more than three seasons. In 1991, as a freshman, he carried the ball 61 times for 219 yards. The next year, as a sophomore, he carried the ball 165 times for 739 yards. Under fourth-year head coach Barry Alvarez, Terrell Fletcher and Moss helped UW breakthrough in 1993.
Moss was voted the Big Ten MVP after Wisconsin finished 6-1-1 in the Big Ten and shared the championship with Ohio State. He carried the ball 312 times for 1,637 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry, and 16 touchdowns. In Washington’s 21-16 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA, Moss rushed for 158 yards and two scores to conclude the 1993 campaign. Alvarez frequently remarked that if he had to pick one tailback to turn a vital short-yardage situation into a first down, he would choose Moss. He was awarded the game’s MVP.
With 165 carries for 996 yards and nine touchdowns, Fletcher averaged 6.0 yards per run.
In 1993, Stark was a redshirt sophomore. “Brent and Terrell were fantastic to block for and they were both a lot of fun to play with,” he said.
Fletcher tweeted the following: Brent Moss, RIP In our day, something was done. I regret that our friendship did not develop sooner so that others might enjoy our charm. But we managed to solve the problem in time. One of the best people to ever do it was you. Respect.