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.
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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.
- WATCH: Purdue WR Rondale Moore burns Nevada for 39-yard TD
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- WATCH: Rondale Moore puts Wisconsin defender in spin cycle on 46-yard TD
- WATCH: Purdue’s Rondale Moore explodes for 48-yard return
- WATCH: Rondale Moore plows through defender, romps for 70-yard TD
- WATCH: Rondale Moore breaks ankles on insane 76-yard touchdown run
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
- 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