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Big loss for Purdue football: Top receiver Rondale Moore opting out

Will concentrate on preparing for NFL draft
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Posted at 7:23 PM, Aug 06, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE — in 2018 as a freshman, Purdue receiver Rondale Moore had a season to remember, earning All American honors.

Thursday, Moore said he would not play for Purdue this year. He's opting out, instead concentrating on preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft.

It's a huge loss for the Boilermakers. Moore totaled 1,258 receiving yards in 2018. Last year, injuries limited him to just four games.

The New Albany native made his announcement on Twitter, calling it a "bittersweet decision."

Given the unprecedented circumstances we are currently living in, the best choice for my family and I is to opt out for the upcoming season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

—Rondale Moore

Purdue Head Football Coach Jeff Brohm had this to say following news that Moore would not play this year.

“We want to thank Rondale for his contributions to Purdue Football and the many memorable moments he gave Boilermaker fans during his time here. From the moment he first took the field, he electrified Ross-Ade Stadium and college football with his record-breaking performances and unique ability. He always represented our program with class and dignity, and we fully support him and his family as he pursues his professional future. Rondale is a special player and person, and we know he will be a star at the next level and beyond.”

—Purdue Head Football Coach Jeff Brohm