In the 1997 season, Moss caught 25 touchdown passes, at the time a Division I-A record. He was named a first-team All-American. For the season, he had 96 receptions for 1,820 yards, and 26 touchdowns. He won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's leading wide receiver, and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Moss left Marshall with 168 receptions for 3,467 yards and a school record 53 touchdowns.