Joe Moss Death, Obituary – According to an obituary, Joe Moss, a former lineman, and coach in the NFL and CFL, passed away on February 4th at the age of 92. An extract from Mr. Moss’s online obituary is provided below: Joe had football as his life.
In high school, he participated in both basketball and football, but it was his experience playing football at the University of Maryland that cemented his spot in the professional ranks. The club won the 1952 Sugar Bowl by defeating Tennessee, the top-ranked team.
After being selected later in the NFL draft by the LA Rams, Joe was transferred to the Washington Redskins in 1952, where he played for a full season. He completed his ROTC requirements while serving in the Air Force as a player and coach. He spent one CFL season with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
He began his coaching career at the University of Maryland, his alma school. Following that, he spent eight years coaching at Texas Tech, West Texas State, and the Air Force Academy. He moved to the NFL from Colorado and worked as the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator for 4 years.
The Ottawa Rough Riders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Rough Riders, and Toronto Argonauts are among the teams that make up the Canadian Football League, where Joe later played to the end of his career.
Joe assisted the head coach in leading the Toronto Argonauts to victory in the 71st Grey Cup in 1983 when he served as the team’s defensive coordinator. Along the way, he served as the head coach of the undefeated University of Ottawa Gee-Gees and spent two seasons as an arena football coach with the Toronto Phantoms and Red Dogs.
He continued his Air Force service in the Reserves, where he spent his last years at the Pentagon before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.