Purdue Boilermakers wide receier Rondale Moore
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The Big Ten is returning for the 2020 college football season and with games set to begin in October, Purdue Boilermakers star Rondale Moore now plans to be back on the field.

Moore, who chose to opt-out in August not long after the Big Ten conference canceled fall sports, announced on Thursday that he would opt-in and play with the Boilermakers this season.

College football news: Purdue WR Rondale Moore to play in 2020 season

Moore, one of the most explosive players in college football, originally planned to spend the rest of the year preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. Now, with the Big ten set to begin its season on Oct. 24, the 2018 All-American receiver is returning to campus and will soon suit up.

A redshirt sophomore coming into the 2020 season, Moore struggled in 2019 with injuries. He played in only four games last year, suffering a hamstring injury that sidelined him for most of the season. Before that, he was one of the most explosive players in college football.

Rondale Moore highlights and stats

Even after redshirting in 2019 due to the hamstring injury, Moore could have declared for the 2021 NFL Draft as a first-round talent. With the 5-foot-9 playmaker now returning to the field, he’ll have a great opportunity to add to an incredible resume with some absurd highlights and stats.

Season:Catches:Receiving Yards:YPCTotal TDsScrimmage Yards
20181141,25811141,471
20192938713.32390

Moore, a four-star recruit in 2018, became an immediate star as a freshman. Not only did he excel as a receiver and gadget runner, he also averaged 20.1 yards on 33 kickoff returns. After the phenomenal freshman campaign, he was a consensus All-American, the Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Moore also won the Paul Hornung Award, which is given to the most versatile player in college football.

While he is short for a wide receiver, he quickly developed a reputation for making big plays and humiliating opposing defenses.

In our latest 2021 NFL draft mock, Moore is projected to find a great landing spot. His future in the NFL is incredibly bright, but college football fans will now get to enjoy him for one more season.

Purdue Boilermakers 2020 football schedule

RELATED: 2020 Big Ten college football team-by-team schedule

  • Oct. 24 – vs. Iowa
  • Oct. 31 – @ Illinois
  • Nov. 7 – @ Wisconsin
  • Nov. 14 – vs. Northwestern
  • Nov. 21 – @ Minnesota
  • Nov. 28 – vs. Rutgers
  • Dec. 5 – vs. Nebraska
  • Dec. 12 – @ Indiana
Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection