Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore has been named the Paul Hornung Award winner for the 2018 season following an outstanding freshman campaign.
The announcement was made Wednesday morning that Moore had been named the winner for the prestigious honor. The Paul Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in college football.
Moore was named the winner by Paul Hornung Award voters and the Louisville Sports Commission.
Thank You to the @hornungawad voters and Louisville Sports Commission 🙏 pic.twitter.com/iEyMJ6Ehze
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) December 5, 2018
From his first game at Purdue, Moore has been sensational for the Boilermakers. He set a program record in his first career outing, totaling 313 all-purpose yards in the season opener against Northwestern.
Moore’s production never slowed down. He led the nation with 103 receptions and was the B1G’s leading receiver in yardage (1,164), receiving touchdowns (12) and ranked second in the conference in all-purpose yardage (2,048).
He was the first Purdue receiver to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark since Keith Smith in 2009.
Moore eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark in seven games this season and caught a touchdown pass in eight games. In addition to his big receiving totals, the freshman had 599 yards in kickoff returns and 203 rushing yards.
Arguably his most memorable performance came against Ohio State, when he caught 12 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns as the Boilermakers obliterated the Buckeyes 49-20.