Purdue WR Rondale Moore makes decision on 2020 college football season
Rondale Moore’s career at Purdue lasted just over one season. Now, the former All-American wide receiver has decided to opt out of the 2020 season and start training for the NFL.
Moore announced his decision on Thursday night, making a public announcement on Twitter. Moore played in just four games for the Boilermakers last season, suffering a season-ending leg injury in the B1G opener against Minnesota.
“Given the unprecedented circumstances we are currently living in, the best choice for my family and I is to opt out of the upcoming season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft,” Moore wrote on Twitter. “This is a bittersweet decision because I always assumed I had more great moments at Ross-Ade Stadium ahead of me, and I will greatly miss the entire community. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude.”
Farewell 🖤 pic.twitter.com/4LioRRoOEM
— Rondale Moore (@moore_rondale) August 6, 2020
As a true freshman, Moore busted on to the college football season in his first game, accounting for 313 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Purdue’s season opener against Northwestern in 2018. He continued to gain steam as the season moved along.
By the end of the year, Moore finished the season with 1,258 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on 114 receptions. He accounted for 2,215 all-purpose yards and 14 total scores in 13 contests. He was named the B1G Freshman of the Year, the B1G Wide Receiver of the Year, and was a first-team All-B1G and All-American selection.
Moore joins a growing list of B1G players who have opted out, including Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman and Penn State LB Micah Parsons.