Purdue’s Rondale Moore, voted the league’s best receiver in 2018, has opted back into the 2020 season one week after the Big Ten announced a return to play.
Moore announced the news initially on ESPN2, but Purdue later posted a Twitter video featuring him standing on the racetrack at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Purdue coach Jeff Brohm posted a video, as well.
Moore had chosen to opt out of the season Aug. 6, shortly after the league announced its initial Big Ten-only schedule.
he mix now after missing most of 2019 — including a 31-27 win over Nebraska — with a variety of injuries. Moore is officially a sophomore because he played in just four games last season.
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As a freshman in 2018, Moore had 114 catches for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns. He added 213 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns and 744 return yards, as well. In a 42-28 win over Nebraska, he had eight catches for 85 yards.
In 2019, Moore had 29 catches for 387 yards and two touchdowns.
Moore is close to Nebraska sophomore receiver Wan’Dale Robinson; they share the same personal trainer.
Other stars, such as Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman and Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, have chosen to opt in as well, though Bateman’s return may hinge on a NCAA waiver, since he signed with an agent.
Penn State All-America linebacker Micah Parsons made no indication he’d like to opt back into the season after opting out Aug. 6.