"For him to pay homage to Rand," Jones said. "He could have easily said Randy Moss from Charleston, but he always says Rand. That's awesome."
More than 30 people went to the "Rand U" on Thursday wearing the shirts. Tommy Canterbury, an assistant coach of DuPont Middle School's Panther football team, showed up wearing his shirt with members of the team in tow.
Kim Canterbury, Tommy's wife, attended school with Moss and graduated from then-DuPont High in 1994. She said the group came out to show their support for Moss.
"He does a lot for our community, a lot of it on the down low," she said. "This shirt represents him. This is where he grew up, and really this is where we all came from."
Moss, who spent the 2011-2012 season in retirement after leaving the Tennessee Titans, worked with the boys at DuPont Middle over the summer in 2011. He also donated money to renovate the football team's field house a few years back.
Canterbury, wearing a black Rand University tee, said Moss sets a great example to the children and young adults in the area.
"I got to see the entire team learn from him," she said. "Ninety percent of the youth football players can't say they had a pro-football player come help them and coach them.
"He sets the bar high," she said. "But he shows that if he can overcome, then anyone can."
Tremale Straughter, 29, said he wears the shirt because it represents Moss and to show his support. Straughter is a friend of Moss and has been a supporter since Moss' days at DuPont.
"A lot of people thought it was an actual college," he said with a laugh. "I had to set them straight.
"It just means Rand. The hangout spot is the 7-Eleven."
Donnie Jones said the convenience store was the only place people had to hang out in Rand.
"This was our park, our rec center, our swimming pool," Donnie Jones said. "This is where it all started."
He said people used to tell them as teens and young men they weren't going anywhere but Rand U.
"(Moss) spent a lot of nights out here wondering," Donnie Jones said. "There have been a lot of great athletes come through here. He made it out."
If the 49ers pull off the win over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jones said the party would be at "Rand University."
Cierra Jones said she might make commemorative Super Bowl shirts featuring the Lombardi trophy.
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Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.