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Rondale Moore Named FWAA First Team All American

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The freshman needs one more First Team nod to be a consensus All_American

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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.