Moss also ran track at the University of Miami, and was named the "Most Outstanding Field Performer" for the 2000 Big East Outdoor Track and Field championships. In 1999, Moss finished the 60-meter dash in 6.83 seconds.
Moss is an important figure in Miami Hurricanes football history, generally considered (along with Michael Irvin) one of the most accomplished wide receivers in the university's history. He graduated as the school's all-time leader in receiving yards (2,546), punt return yards (1,196), and all-purpose yards (4,394).
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Known for his big play potential, Moss started the season off with a bang in just Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys, where he caught two touchdown passes of 39 and 70 yards from Mark Brunell in the last five minutes to beat the Cowboys 14-13 on Monday Night Football. This dramatic finish immediately endeared him to his new hometown fans, and set the stage for a season that would turn him into a fan favorite in Washington.
His 2005 season with the Redskins was the best in his professional career, with 84 receptions for 1,483 yards(second highest in the nfl that year, behind only Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers), setting a new Redskins single-season receiving record. In 2005, Moss also was selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl. Moss recorded 18 rushing yards and 3 catches for 39 receiving yards at the Pro Bowl. Also, this amazing year solidified Moss as an elite receiver and a deep threat in the NFL.
Due to injuries that kept him inactive much of the year and less than 100% when he did play, Moss finished the year with 790 yards on 55 receptions.
The week after, he did little to aid his team in their victory over Arizona, catching just two passes for eight yards, which he followed up in kind in his next two games against the New England Patriots and New York Jets, getting 10 catches for 90 yards in the two games, which ended with him injuring his heel, keeping him out in the team's second game against Philadelphia, where Moss' replacement, James Thrash, caught two TD passes, while former Charger Keenan McCardell caught another, the first three TD passes thrown to wide receivers that season (tight end Chris Cooley, and fullback Mike Sellers were the only players to that point to have a receiving TD). Moss returned the next week, putting up what would be, statistically, his best game of the season, by catching 9 passes for 121 yards and a TD in a loss to the Cowboys. From there, Moss put up several mediocre performances, netting 16 passes for 204 yards (51 ypg) in weeks 12 to 15. Week 16 was similar, where he caught 4 passes for 71 yards, but caught a 32 yard TD after an interception thrown by Minnesota quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Moss capped off the regular season strong in the Redskins' rematch against the Cowboys, catching 8 passes for 115 yards, including the game's first TD, and a pass which helped set up a Shaun Suisham field goal to put the game out of Dallas' reach, bringing the Redskins into the playoffs. The Redskins did not last long in the postseason, however, losing to the Seattle Seahawks in the first round, despite a solid 6 catch, 68 yard performance which included a 30 yard TD from Santana.
Moss is married to high school sweetheart LaTosha Allen-Moss they have two children, Santana, Jr. (a son) and Saniya (a daughter). He is the older brother of current New York Giants wide receiver Sinorice Moss, who was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.