Rondale Moore makes Purdue, B1G history after earning consensus All-American honors
On Tuesday, the NCAA recognized wide receiver Rondale Moore as a consensus All-American, becoming Purdue’s first player to earn the honor since Ryan Kerrigan in 2010.
Already, that’s pretty good company. But Moore’s honor actually gives him even more elite status. He’s one of very few freshman players in college football history to earn consensus All-American status.
Moore became the first freshman player to earn consensus All-American honors since Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson in 2004. He’s also the first non-junior or senior in Purdue history to earn first-team All-American honors.
Per a press release from Purdue, Moore is the first player in B1G history to be named a consensus All-American as a true freshman. That means in nearly 50 years — freshman became eligible for All-American honors in 1972 — no other conference player has impressed the nation like the Boilermaker wide receiver.
In addition to his All-American accolades, Moore was named the Paul Hornung Award winner, earned the B1G Freshman of the Year and Receiver of the Year awards and was the CBS Sports Freshman of the Year.
Moore led the nation with 103 receptions this season and racked up 1,164 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches, both of which led the B1G. He also totaled 2,048 all-purpose yards, second-best mark in the league.