10Rondale Moore, wide receiver, Purdue Boilermakers vs. Northwestern, Week 1
Years from now we might very well look at this game as the starting point for true greatness. Moore came into Week 1 as a relatively unknown recruit at a mid-tier program. His matchup against Northwestern made everyone aware of who he is.
Moore did everything except throw the football in this game, and perhaps Purdue should have done that too. The 19-year-old ran for a 75-yard touchdown, hauled in 11 receptions for 109 yards plus one touchdown and had 125 kickoff returns yards on five attempts.
We saw a teenager take the field for the first time in college and instantly become great. It’s a game that scouts, draft analysts and football fans will trace back to as the moment they knew this was a special athlete.