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Rondale DaSean Moore (born June 9, 2000) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Rondale Moore
Purdue Boilermakers – No. 4
PositionWide receiver, return specialist
ClassFreshman
MajorSelling and Sales Management
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolLouisville (KY) Trinity
Personal information
Born: (2000-06-09) June 9, 2000 (age 19)
New Albany, Indiana
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career highlights and awards

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Early lifeEdit

Moore was born in 2000, the son of Quincy Ricketts.[1] He grew up on the same block as Romeo Langford and the two played basketball together until their sophomore year of high school.[2] He attended New Albany High School where he was part of the 2016 4A Indiana State basketball championship team with Langford before transferring to Trinity High School where he was a four-star football recruit.[3] On June 25, 2017, he committed to play for the University of Texas at Austin.[4] On December 3, 2017, Rondale led Trinity High School to its 25th (and 2nd consecutively) state championship with a 38-21 victory over rival St Xavier to cap off back to back perfect 15-0 seasons. Rondale was named MVP of the game. On December 19, 2017, he decommitted from Texas, citing that he didn't have all the time he needed to evaluate schools during the season.[5] On January 6, 2018, after a dramatic selection, Moore committed to Purdue University during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[6] Moore was the first four-star recruit to commit to Purdue in years.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Rondale Moore
WR
Louisville, Kentucky Trinity High School 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 4.33 Jan 6, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 100 (WR), 4 (KY)  247Sports: 41 (WR), 1 (KY)  ESPN: 45 (WR), 2 (KY)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Purdue Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "Purdue College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.

College careerEdit

In his first ever game with the Boilermakers, and his first game overall, Moore's 313-yard all-purpose yards was the record for most in program history, and highest since Otis Armstrong, who had 312 in 1972.[7] In that same game, Moore had a 76-yard rush to score a touchdown that evened the score at 14-14. The Boilermakers eventually lost the game, 31-27. On September 3, 2018, Moore was named the Co-Freshman of the Week in the Big Ten Conference.[8] On September 24, 2018, Moore was once again named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. On October 22, 2018, Moore was once again named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. On November 25, 2018, Moore was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for a fourth time.

At the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, Moore had recorded 1,164 receiving yards and 203 rushing yards to go along with thirteen combined touchdowns. Moore's 2,048 all-purpose yards were the most since Dorien Bryant recorded 2,121 in 2007, and the second most in school history.

AwardsEdit

At the end of the 2018 season, Moore was the recipient of the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in all of college football. Moore was also named a First-Team All-American by The Athletic, a well-regarded sporting website but not one of the members of the All-American voting process.

On December 10, 2018, Moore was named a First-Team All-American by the Associated Press as an all-purpose back. On December 11, 2018, Moore was named a First-Team All-American by the Football Writers' Association of America. On December 12, 2018, The Sporting News named Moore to their second-team, making Moore a consensus All-American.

On December 12, 2018, Moore was named the CBS Sports Freshman of the Year.

StatisticsEdit

Source:[9]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Purdue Boilermakers
Season Receiving Rushing
Rec Yards Avg Yds/G TD Att Yards TD
2018 103 1,164 11.3 97.0 12 18 203 1
NCAA Career Totals 103 1,164 11.3 97.0 12 18 203 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mike DeFabo (August 29, 2018). "Boiler Blockbuster: Moore ready to introduce himself to national audience". www.heraldbulletin.com. The Herald Bulletin. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2018/12/18/ius-romeo-langford-purdues-rondale-moore-were-buddies-new-albany/2335083002/
  3. ^ "Rondale Moore". Purdue University. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "FOOTBALL: Former Bulldog Rondale Moore commits to Texas". www.newsandtribune.com. News and Tribune. June 25, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Jason Frake (December 19, 2017). "Trinity's Rondale Moore decommits from Texas football". www.courier-journal.com. Louisville Courier Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Jim Halley (January 6, 2018). "Trinity WR Rondale Moore commits to Purdue". www.usatodayhss.com. USA Today. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Mike Carmin (August 31, 2018). "Carmin: Purdue freshman receiver Rondale Moore breathtaking in debut". www.jconline.com. Lafayette-Journal & Courier. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Big Ten Football Players of the Week". www.bigten.org. Big Ten Conference. September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Rondale Moore". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 29, 2018.

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