|No. 73, 71, 77|
|Date of birth:August 17, 1966|
|Place of birth: Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|College: Alabama State|
|Undrafted in 1988|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 1988)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* All-SWC (1987)
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Zefross Moss (born August 17, 1966) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots. He played college football for Alabama State University.
Moss attended Holt High School, before accepting a scholarship from Alabama State University. He was a two-year starter at right tackle, receiving All-Southwest Athletic Conference and Black College All-American honors as a senior.
The Indianapolis Colts acquired Moss because they needed to improve their depth at the offensive tackle position. He played in 16 games on special teams. In 1990, he was named the starter at left tackle and became one of the largest offensive linemen in the league.
In 1991, he missed 5 games due to ankle injuries. The next year, he missed 3 games with ankle injuries.
In 1993, he was named the starter at right tackle. The next year, he missed the last 5 games with a knee injury, but still contributed to the Colts rushing for 2,060 yards and allowing only 28 sacks, at the time tied for the fewest sacks in a 16-game schedule.
On May 1, 1995, he signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent. He didn't participate in the first 3 weeks of training camp while rehabbing his previous knee injury, but was still able to make the season opener as the team's starting right tackle. He also played in the Wild Card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The next year, he only allowed 2.5 sacks and helped Barry Sanders lead the league in rushing with 1,553 yards.
New England Patriots
After retiring from football, he moved to Madison, Alabama. Moss initiated several business opportunities, including housing construction and ice cream shops. He was a little-league football coach for the Madison Patriots.
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