Brent Moss was a 3 year (1986–1989) letter winner in football as tailback at Racine Park High School in Racine, Wisconsin where he wore number 31 and rushed for over 5,000 yards. During the November 12, 1988 Division I Wisconsin WIAA State Football Championship Game, as a junior Moss rushed for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns on the turf of Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. This led the Racine Park Panthers to a victory over the Superior Spartans 34-14 and the State Football Championship for Wisconsin's highest division. Moss was named the games MVP and was later named 1st team All-State (WIAA). During the 1989 season at Racine Park, Moss would also be named 1st team All-State (WIAA) and lead the Panthers to the state semi-final game.
In the 1993 season the 5'9", 205 pound tailback led the Badgers to a Big Ten Conference title and their first Rose Bowl berth since 1963. The Badgers defeated the #13 UCLABruins 21-16 to claim their first ever Rose Bowl victory. Moss was a big part of the win, rushing for 158 yards and two touchdowns en route to being honored the game's MVP. He was also voted the Big Ten's most valuable player that year and was the recipient of the Silver Football, awarded by the Chicago Tribune as the Big Ten's player of the year for 1993.
1991: Ran for 219 yards and 1 TD on 61 carries.
1992: Ran for 739 yards and 9 TD on 165 carries.
1993: Ran for 1,637 yards and 16 TD on 312 carries.
In 1994, Moss pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to two years' probation and a $250 fine. In 2005, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of cocaine, felony bail jumping, and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer.