Riley Moss was born to parents Mark and Beth Moss in Iowa, United States.
From the earliest days of Riley’s life, Mark and Beth have consistently provided the utmost support for his burgeoning football career.
Riley Moss currently serves as an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos in the NFL.
Moss actively participated in football and track during his high school years at Ankeny Centennial High School.
Initially, he committed to play college football at North Dakota State at the start of his senior season.
However, Moss had a change of plans, opting to de-commit from North Dakota State and accepting a late offer to play at Iowa.
The Denver Broncos selected him in the third round as the 83rd overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Riley Moss Parents, Mark & Beth Moss
The football cornerback Riley Moss was born to parents Beth and Mark Moss on March 3, 2000.
Unlike many parents who might push their children into sports, Mark, a former Waldorf University football player, and Beth decided not to push Riley toward football until he expressed interest himself.
Since childhood, Mark, a passionate Iowa fan, held Hawkeye football season tickets.
He recalled that Riley first inquired about playing football for the Hawkeyes when he started playing flag football in Newton.
Beginning Of His Football Pursuits
The Moss family has been supporting Riley’s dream since his high school days.
After his junior year in high school, Riley discussed his post-high school goals with his parents.
He expressed his desire to play Division II football or higher. In the event he couldn’t achieve this goal, he considered pursuing a track in college.
Together, Riley, Mark, and Beth compiled a list of Division II and Division I FCS and FBS schools across the country.
Once the list was complete, they asked Riley to choose the school he would most like to attend.
Unsurprisingly, Riley revealed that his dream school was the University of Iowa.
Supported Him Through Every Challenge
Riley’s parents stood by him throughout his journey through every high and low.
After a challenging game where Riley struggled and got pulled, Mark offered valuable advice, saying,
“You are at a crossroads. You can either decide to be like a turtle and go into a shell and never be heard from again, or you can decide to make sure that never happens. Only you can decide that.”
Beth emphasized Riley’s challenges as a captain, stating, “It is easy to be a leader when you are winning, but it is harder when you have adversity. He experienced that and had to go through that as a captain, and it increased his stock.”
Mark Moss serves as an elementary school principal in Ankeny, while Beth Moss is an assistant professor of nursing at Mercy College of Health Sciences.