The honors keep coming for Rondale Moore. Today he was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press:
First Team!!! #BoilerUp #LetsPlayFootball pic.twitter.com/8uGe8VFfey— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) December 10, 2018
Officially, Rondale made it as an all-purpose player, but that is still a great honor for the true freshman. He is the 16th First Team All-American according to the Associated Press from Purdue and first since Ryan Kerrigan in 2010. The only other First Team selections by the AP since 1986 were Taylor Stubblefield in 2004 and Travis Dorsch in 2001.
Moore is one of only two freshmen on the first team, joining Syracuse kicker Andre Szmyt.
We’re now in the realm of multiple First Team honors for Rondale, and more are certain to come. He was also named a First Team All-American by ESPN:
Purdue’s 5-foot-9 freshman leads the FBS with 103 catches, had at least 10 catches in five games and had at least 100 receiving yards in seven. He won the Paul Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile player and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Receiver of the Year. Moore leads the Big Ten in receiving yards (1,164), receiving touchdowns (12) and kickoff return yards (599). He had at least 100 all-purpose yards in nine games, including a school-record 313 in the opener against Northwestern.