CANTON, Ohio. — Randy Moss dazzled in Purple and looks good in gold.
The former Vikings wide receiver donned his Pro Football Hall of Fame gold jacket for the first time on Friday night at the annual Gold Jacket Dinner in Canton.
Moss’ jacket was put on him by his oldest son, Thaddeus, who will present Moss for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
The annual event started with a dinner before the festivities moved to a grand stage at the Canton Civic Center.
More than 130 current Hall of Famers were on hand to honor the members of the Class of 2018, including Vikings legends Cris Carter, Chris Doleman, Carl Eller, Paul Krause and John Randle.
“A record number of Hall of Famers have come home to celebrate the game we love,” said David Baker, the President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Moss was the fifth member of this year’s class to be presented with his gold jacket.
The eight-member Class of 2018 increased the total number of players, coaches and contributors in the Hall to 318.
Besides the gold jacket, there are two other iconic symbols that represent the Hall of Fame. Moss will unveil his bust Saturday night before being presented with his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of a Vikings home game during the 2018 season.