Signed as a free agent by Carolina (2/28/08)...Released by Chicago (2/19/08)...Signed as a free agent by Chicago (2/28/05)...Released by Carolina (2/25/05)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (1/28/00)...Selected by Carolina in the second round (43rd overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft (4/20/96).
Career (202/188) [11/9]; 2009 (14/13); 2008 (16/15) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16); 2006 (16/16) [3/3]; 2005 (15/15) [1/1]; 2004 (16/16); 2003 (15/15) [4/4]; 2002 (14/14); 2001 (11/11); 2000 (16/16); 1999 (15/15); 1998 (16/16); 1997 (13/5); 1996 (9/5) [2/0].
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (2/28) after being released by Chicago (2/19)...Returned to Carolina following a three-year absence...Played in all 16 games with 15 starts...Finished second on the team with 65 receptions, 923 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns...Surpassed 10,000-yard receiving mark for career and 8,000 yards with Carolina...Broke a tie with Wesley Walls to set a record for the most receiving touchdowns in team history with 49...65 catches were the most since having 93 in 2004, his last season with Carolina...At San Diego (9/7): Snagged six receptions for 56 yards, including two on game-winning drive...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Surpassed 10,000 career receiving yards...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Amassed season highs of eight catches and 147 receiving yards with a 36-yard touchdown...Eclipsed 600 receptions and 8,000 receiving yards with Carolina...Established a team record for the most career receiving touchdowns on a 36-yard scoring catch in fourth quarter...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Hauled in a 47-yard touchdown reception, his longest touchdown catch since an 85-yarder in Super Bowl XXXVIII...At Oakland (11/9): Scored on a three-yard reception on game's opening drive...At New York Giants (12/21): Posted four catches for 80 yards, including 800th reception of his career...Season-long 60-yard reception in first half set up touchdown...At New Orleans (12/28): Caught seven passes for 79 yards, including eight-yard touchdown reception in second quarter, in win that clinched NFC South title...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started and notched five catches for 55 yards.
Started all 16 games for Chicago...Registered 40 catches for 570 yards and three touchdowns...Ranked second on the team in yards per catch (14.3) and receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns...At Detroit (9/30): Collected first touchdown reception of the season on a 15-yard pass from quarterback Brian Griese... Finished the game with five catches for 49 yards...At Minnesota (10/14): Registered two receptions for 44 yards, including a 33-yard scoring strike from Griese in the fourth quarter...At Philadelphia (10/21): Scored the game-winning touchdown on a 15-yard delivery from Griese with nine seconds remaining...Paced the Bears receiving corps with 79 yards on five receptions...At Oakland (11/11): Recorded a season-high 87 yards on four receptions.
Started all 16 games for Chicago...Led the Bears with 60 receptions and 863 yards and ranked third with five touchdown receptions... Produced three 100-yard receiving performances and led the club with 16 receptions of 20 yards or more...POSTSEASON: Started all three games...Registered seven catches for 93 yards and one touchdown...At Green Bay (9/10): Posted six receptions for 102 yards...100-yard receiving performance snapped a streak of 28 games for the Bears without a player eclipsing 100 yards receiving...At Minnesota (9/24): Collected his second 100-yard receiving outing in three weeks, totaling 118 yards on a season-high nine receptions...Vs. Seattle (10/1): Gathered his first touchdown reception of the season and finished the contest with five catches for 45 yards...At New York Giants (11/12): Notched a season-high 123 yards on seven receptions and produced his third consecutive game with a touchdown reception...NFC Divisional Playoffs vs. Seattle (1/14): Registered three receptions for 38 yards as Chicago collected its first playoff victory since 1994...NFC Championship vs. New Orleans (1/21): Produced one reception for 20 yards...Super Bowl XLI vs. Indianapolis (2/4): Notched three receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown...Touchdown reception was his third in playoff competition and first since a 85-yard touchdown in Super Bowl XXXVIII for Carolina.
Started 15 games for Chicago...Inactive for the final regular season contest at Minnesota (1/1)...Led the Bears with 64 receptions for 750 yards and four touchdowns...Tallied 13 of the club's 27 pass plays of 20 yards or more...POSTSEASON: Accounted for 58 yards on three receptions in the NFC Divisional Playoffs versus Carolina (1/15)...Vs. Detroit (9/18): Totaled six receptions for 81 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown...At Detroit (10/30): Tallied four receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown...Vs. Carolina (11/20): Recorded six receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown...At Green Bay (12/25): Collected 58 yards and one touchdown on five receptions.
Started all 16 games for Carolina...Led the Panthers with career highs of 1,405 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns on 93 receptions...16 touchdown receptions led the NFL and set a team record, surpassing the previous mark of 12 set by Patrick Jeffers and Wesley Walls in 1999...Ranked first in the NFC in receiving yards and third in receptions...Produced a career-high seven 100-yard receiving performances and became the first Panthers receiver to post three 1,000-yard receiving seasons...Led all NFL wide receivers with 62 receptions, 1,009 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns over the second half of the season...PRO BOWL: Started at wide receiver in his second-career Pro Bowl...Previously selected to the Pro Bowl in 1999 after leading the NFC in receptions with 96 for 1,253 yards and eight touchdowns...One of four Panthers chosen, joining linebackers Mark Fields and Dan Morgan and defensive end Julius Peppers...Second consecutive season that four Carolina players were selected...HONORS: First-Team All-Pro by The Associated Press...College and Pro Football Weekly All-Pro...Football Digest All-Pro second team...Pro Football Weekly All-NFL...Pro Football Weekly All-NFC...Vs. Green Bay (9/13): Led the team with 65 receiving yards and one touchdown on four catches...Vs. Atlanta (10/3): Produced seven receptions for 114 yards in 100th-career start...Notched the 20th 100-yard receiving outing of his career...At Philadelphia (10/17): Corralled the 500th reception of his career as well as his second touchdown catch of the season...At Seattle (10/31): Posted eight receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns...100-yard receiving outing was the 21st of his career...At San Francisco (11/14): Led the team with six receptions for 123 yards and equaled his team record with three touchdown receptions...Registered the 22nd 100-yard receiving game of his career...Vs. Arizona (11/20): Paced the receiving corps with six receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns...At New Orleans (12/5): Recorded season highs of 10 receptions and 179 yards and one touchdown...Vs. St. Louis (12/12): Posted six receptions for 98 yards with one touchdown...At Atlanta (12/18): Tied his season high with 10 receptions for 135 yards and one touchdown...Marked the 25th 100-yard receiving outing of his career and seventh game with at least 10 receptions...At Tampa Bay (12/26): Corralled eight receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns...Vs. New Orleans (1/2): Registered six receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
Started 15 games...Inactive at New Orleans (10/26) with a concussion...Ranked second on the team with 54 catches for 837 yards and three touchdowns...Recorded 36 receptions for 585 yards and two touchdowns during the last eight games of the season...Combined with fellow wide receiver Steve Smith, who led Carolina with 88 catches for 1,110 yards, to produce 142 combined receptions, a total that ranked second in the NFC among wide receiver combinations behind St. Louis wide receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, who generated 186 combined catches...Combined total of receiving yards ranked fourth in the NFC...Contributions as blocking receiver helped Panthers end season rank eighth in the NFL in rushing, the highest season-ending ranking in team history…POSTSEASON: Started all four contests and was responsible for 15 receptions for 352 yards and two touchdowns...Gained 14 yards on three rushing attempts and recovered a fumble for a touchdown...Ranked second in the NFC to teammate Smith in receptions, receiving yards and total yards from scrimmage…POSTSEASON RECEIVING COMBINATIONS: Registered 15 catches for 352 yards and fellow wide receiver Steve Smith recorded18 receptions for 404 yards...Two ranked second and first respectively in the NFC in receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage...756 combined receiving yards established an NFL postseason record for the most combined receiving yards by two teammates, surpassing the previous record of 569 yards posted by Roger Craig and Jerry Rice with San Francisco in 1988...Muhammad and Smith combined to become the first postseason receiving tandem in NFL history to record a minimum of 10 receptions and each average more than 22 yards per catch...Also the first duo to each boast a reception of 70 yards or longer during the same postseason...Muhammad produced 85-yard touchdown versus New England (2/1) in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Smith recorded a 70-yard reception during NFC Wild Card game versus Dallas (1/3)…Vs. Washington (11/16): Produced season highs of nine receptions for 189 receiving yards...189 receiving yards ranked as the second highest total in team history behind his team record of 192 totaled at New Orleans (9/13/98)...Contributed to offensive effort that generated 427 total net yards, the highest for Carolina since 2000 when the Panthers posted 447 yards versus Seattle (10/8/00)…NFC Wild Card vs. Dallas (1/3): Ranked second on the team with four catches for 103 yards...Included 49-yard reception late in the first half which he fumbled and outfought two Cowboys defenders to recover and set up a field goal...100-yard receiving effort was the 20th of his career including the playoffs...25.8-yard average per reception coupled with Smith's 27.0-yard average marked the first time since 1996 that two wide receivers on the same team with a minimum of four catches averaged more than 25 yards per catch in playoff games...Green Bay's Robert Brooks and Keith Jackson averaged more than 25 yards per catch for Packers versus San Francisco (1/6/96)...103 yards receiving combined with Smith's 135 yards receiving and Stephen Davis' 104 yards rushing marked the first time that a postseason contest included two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher since 1991 when Andre Reed registered 122 yards receiving, James Lofton totaled 149 yards receiving, and Thurman Thomas rushed for 117 yards for Buffalo versus Miami (1/12/91)…NFC Divisional Playoffs at St. Louis (1/10): Scored Carolina's first touchdown when he recovered fumble by Jake Delhomme that was deflected into the end zone for a touchdown…NFC Championship at Philadelphia (1/18): Responsible for the Panthers first touchdown for the second consecutive game when he caught 24-yard touchdown from Delhomme…Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. New England (2/1): Amassed team-high 140 yards and a touchdown on four receptions...Included was 85-yard touchdown pass from Delhomme that stands as the longest offensive play in Super Bowl history, surpassing the previous best of an 81-yard scoring pass from Brett Favre to Antonio Freeman in Super Bowl XXXI.
Started 14 games and was inactive for two games...Recorded a team-high 63 catches for 823 yards and three touchdowns...Rushed three times for a career-high 40 yards, including a career-long 20-yarder...Ranked second on the team in receiving yards and touchdown catches and generated three 100-yard receiving outings...Led or tied for the team lead in receptions in 10 games en route to producing his third season as Carolina's leader in receptions...Inactive at Green Bay (9/29) and versus Arizona (10/6) with an injured left hamstring...Vs. Detroit (9/15): Led team with a season-high eight catches and 107 receiving yards, including a 22-yard touchdown...Posting 16th 100-yard receiving game of his career...At Minnesota (9/22): Left the game in the third quarter with a left hamstring injury, which caused him to be inactive for the next two games...Vs. Tampa Bay (10/27): 31 receiving yards enabled him to surpass 5,000 career receiving yards...Vs. New Orleans (11/10): Led team with 112 yards on four catches...17th career 100-yard receiving game...At Tampa Bay (11/17): Eclipsed the 400-career reception plateau...Vs. Cincinnati (12/8): Matched season high with eight catches for 106 yards, including two-yard touchdown catch...18th career 100-yard receiving game...Combined with Steve Smith, who totaled 144 receiving yards, to become the fourth duo in team history to produce 100-yard receiving efforts in the same contest...Most recent occurrence was when Muhsin and Donald Hayes recorded 108 and 115 receiving yards respectively at San Francisco (9/10/00)...At Pittsburgh (12/15): Recorded career-long 20 yard run on lateral.
Started 11 games and was inactive for five games...Finished second on the team with 50 catches for 585 yards and a touchdown...Inactive with an injured left shoulder versus Atlanta (11/25) and at New Orleans (12/2)...Inactive with a right turf toe injury versus St. Louis (12/23), versus Arizona (12/30) and versus New England (1/6)...At Atlanta (9/23): Produced season-highs of 10 catches and 132 receiving yards...Posting his 14th career 100-yard receiving game and his fifth career contest with at least 10 receptions...Vs. San Francisco (11/18): Left game with a sprained left shoulder, forcing him to be inactive for the next two contests...At Buffalo (12/9): Led team with eight catches for 108 yards...Marked 15th career 100-yard receiving effort.
Started all 16 games for the second time in his career...Led the NFC and tied for the NFL lead with a career-high 102 receptions for 1,183 yards and six touchdowns...Rushed twice for 12 yards...Became the first player to lead the NFC in receptions in consecutive seasons since Sterling Sharpe in 1992 and 1993 while with Green Bay...Became the eighth player to lead either the AFC or NFC in catches in back-to-back campaigns since the NFL merger in 1970...Became Carolina's all-time receptions leader...102 catches surpassed his previous team mark of 96 in 1999...Became the first player in team history to produce two 1,000-yard receiving seasons as well as the first to do so consecutively...1,183 receiving yards rank second in team history behind his team record of 1,253 yards in 1999...Led or tied for the team lead in receptions in 10 contests...Recorded three games with at least 10 catches and was responsible for five 100-yard receiving games, matching the team record he and Patrick Jeffers set in 1999...Included in totals was a five-game stretch to close the season in which he recorded 48 receptions for 514 yards and three touchdowns...Vaulted him from a tie for seventh in the NFC in receptions and 15 catches behind the leader to first in the rankings...At San Francisco (9/10): Notched his ninth career 100-yard receiving outing with 108 yards and a three-yard touchdown catch on a team-high eight receptions...He and Donald Hayes, who totaled 115 receiving yards, became third tandem in team history to post 100-yard receiving efforts in the same game...Vs. Seattle (10/8): Left game in the first quarter with a strained left hamstring...Vs. San Francisco (10/22): Led team with nine catches and 127 receiving yards...10th career 100-yard receiving game...Vs. New Orleans (11/12): Led the team in receiving yards with 99 yards and a 13-yard touchdown on five receptions to become the team's all-time leader in catches, surpassing the previous team mark of 264 held by Wesley Walls...Put forth extraordinary effort when he recovered a fumble by Saints defensive end Darin Howard in the end zone that was forced by tight end Kris Mangum and prevented an interception return for a touchdown...Vs. Green Bay (11/27): Monday Night contest marked the beginning of a five-game binge during which Muhsin caught 48 passes for 514 yards and three touchdowns...Tied his team single-game mark and personal-best with a season-high 11 catches for a team-best 131 yards, another season high, and two touchdowns on catches of 12 and three yards...11th career 100-yard receiving performance as well as his third career contest with at least two touchdown catches...At Kansas City (12/10): Recorded 12th career 100-yard receiving game with 102 yards on eight catches...Vs. San Diego (12/17): Became first player in team history to amass two 1,000 yard receiving seasons and the first to accomplish the feat in consecutive years when he accounted for team-highs of nine catches and 72 receiving yards with a touchdown...At Oakland (12/24): Posted 13th career 100-yard receiving game in the season finale with 114 yards on 10 catches, both team-highs.
Started 15 games and was inactive for one contest...Posted then career highs and team season records with 96 catches and 1,253 yards with eight touchdowns...Led NFC in receptions and ranked fourth in receiving yards...Bettered Raghib Ismail's team marks of 69 receptions and 1,024 receiving yards in 1998...Recorded five 100-yard receiving outings en route to teaming with Patrick Jeffers to give Carolina its first pair of receivers in team history to each surpass 1,000 receiving yards in the same season...Led or tied for the team lead in receptions in nine contests...Inactive with an injured left hamstring versus Atlanta (11/28)...PRO BOWL: Selected to his first Pro Bowl...Vs. Jacksonville (9/19): totaled 103 receiving yards on four receptions, including a season-long 60-yard scoring catch...Vs. Cincinnati (9/26): Followed 117 receiving yards on a game-high eight catches marking the first time in team history a player recorded consecutive 100-yard receiving outings...At Washington (10/3): Registered third consecutive 100-yard receiving game with a game-high 151 receiving yards on eight catches...Sixth career 100-yard receiving contest, enabling him to surpass Mark Carrier as all-time team leader...At San Francisco (10/17): Tied for the team lead with six catches for 96 yards with a 22-yard touchdown, all in the first half, before being slowed in the second half with a bruised right thigh...At St. Louis (11/14): Produced a game-high nine catches for 125 yards...At Cleveland (11/21): Team-high seven catches for 72 yards, enabling him to become Carolina's all-time leader in receiving yards and move past Mark Carrier into second place on the all-time receptions list...Vs. San Francisco (12/18): Established team single game marks with 11 catches and three touchdowns while totaling 126 receiving yards...Scored on receptions of eight, 14 and seven yards...Joined Jeffers, who tallied 138 receiving yards, to become the second receiving duo in team history to post 100-yard receiving efforts in the same game, joining Carrier and Willie Green who registered 132 and 105 receiving yards respectively at New Orleans (11/26/95).
Started all 16 games for the first time in his career...Ranked second on the Panthers with 68 catches, 941 receiving yards and six touchdown receptions...Tallied three 100-yard receiving efforts...Career-long 72-yard touchdown reception at Atlanta (10/4) was the Panthers longest offensive scoring play of the season...Slowed by a strained left hamstring in the season's final two contests...At New Orleans (9/13): Established a career-high and team mark with 192 receiving yards on nine receptions, including a 17-yard touchdown reception...192 receiving yards matched the league-high for Week 2 of the season...At Atlanta (10/4): Tied for the team lead with four receptions for a team-high 104 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown catch...Score marked his third consecutive game with a touchdown, establishing a team record...Vs. Washington (12/13): Recorded a team-best seven receptions for 118 yards in addition to a two-point conversion reception...Vs. St. Louis (12/20): Notched two catches for 22 yards including a three-yard touchdown before leaving the game in the second half...At Indianapolis (12/27): Limited to first-half action, marking his only game of the season without a reception...Ended streak of 19 consecutive games with a catch.
Played in 13 contests with five starts...Totaled 27 catches for 317 yards...Notched four special teams tackles...Inactive versus Kansas City (9/21), versus San Francisco (9/29) and at Minnesota (10/12) with a broken left wrist...At San Diego (9/14): Led the team with four catches for 43 yards before breaking his left wrist in the fourth quarter and undergoing surgery (9/16).
Played in nine games with five starts and was inactive for seven games...Averaged 16.3 yards per catch on 25 receptions for 407 yards and one touchdown...Inactive versus Atlanta (9/1) with an injured shoulder suffered during the preseason...Sustained a pulled hamstring in practice (11/1) that caused him to be inactive for the next six games...POSTSEASON: Played in both playoff games but did not record a reception...At New Orleans (9/8): Made professional debut and responded with a team-high and season-high six receptions for 96 yards, all in the second half...At Jacksonville (9/29): Made his first NFL start and matched season high of 96 yards on five catches...Vs. St. Louis (10/13): Only catch went 54 yards for a touchdown, the team's longest scoring play of the season.
Played in 36 games with 12 starts at Michigan State...Totaled 69 receptions for 1,147 yards and five touchdowns...1995 (Sr.): Produced 41 catches for 696 yards and two touchdowns...Compiled nine receptions for 178 yards, including a 78-yard score, in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana State...1994 (Jr.): Co-winner of the Spartans most improved player award...Recorded 10 catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns...Accounted for 16 special teams tackles...1993 (So.): Posted three receptions for 32 yards...1992 (Fr.): Registered six catches for 80 yards...1991: Redshirted as a true freshman.
Attended Waverly (Mich.) HS...First name is Arabic for charitable or one who does good deeds...Name is pronounced Moo-SIN Moo-HAH-maad.
From between the lines to behind the desk, Pro Bowl wide receiver turned businessman relates his new endeavors to his football days and sheds light on this year's receiving corps.
Highlights from the WR's career.
Richard Williamson, Steve Beuerlein and Muhsin Muhammad.
WR announces retirement.
Players head into offseason.