Eddie Moss

Former pro athlete donates memorabilia to alma mater
Posted on 03/05/2019
Wesley Lewis, Eddie Moss and Rod Priest

Poplar Bluff High School Class of 1967 graduate Eddie Moss, who went on to play in the NFL, donated his collection of sports memorabilia on Friday, Feb. 22, for a new Mules wall of fame display, spearheaded by security officer Wesley Lewis. 

Moss, who comes from a large family of “super athletes,” according to Lewis, was selected in the 13th round of the NFL draft in 1972 by the Buffalo Bills, and went on to play for the St. Louis Football Cardinals from 1973-76, along with the Washington Redskins from 1977-78. Previously a top rusher in back-to-back seasons at Southeast Missouri State University, Moss was named a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016. 

Now retired in St. Louis, Moss decided he would pass on his prized possessions—which included a professional portrait, official resolution, newspaper article, sports program, award plaque and signed jersey—to his alma mater because he thought it would be “something good for the kids,” he said. 

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Cutline: Poplar Bluff native Eddie Moss (center) drove down from his home in St. Louis to contribute to the revamped display at PBHS. Also pictured is security officer Wesley Lewis (left) and Rod Priest, R-I assistant superintendent of business, who both graduated in the Class of 1979.

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