To be a consensus All-American you need to be named to the first team by three of the following five All-America teams:
- Associated Press
- Football Writer’s Association of America
- The Sporting News
- Walter Camp Football Foundation
- American Football Coaches Association
Yesterday Rondale Moore picked up his first First Team selection when he was named as a First Team All Purpose Player by the Associated Press. Today he added another first team selection as well as a Second Team selection. The FWAA selected him as a First Team Specialist All-Purpose Player, and he was one of two freshmen on that team joining Syracuse freshman kicker Andrew Szmyt.
The Sporting News also released their team and he was named as a Second Team “Athlete”. While neither has been as a receiver yet, it merely shows his versatility as a player. The second First Team nod by the FWAA means he needs only one more selection to be named a First Team All-American. He is the first player from Purdue to be an FWAA All-American since Ryan Kerrigan in 2010, and Kerrigan was a unanimous All-American. Unanimous is now not possible because of the Sporting News selection, but he would still be the first consensus All-American since Kerrigan with one more First Team selection. He would be the first offensive consensus All-American since Taylor Stubblefield in 2004.