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Rondale Moore Opens as 33/1 Heisman Longshot

Hey, we still have that guy!

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Purdue Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, does anyone remember that Rondale Moore guy? You know, the one that vaporized teams throughout the 2018 season, led the nation in receptions, and generally put the Fear of God into defenses throughout the conference? Whatever happened to him?

Obviously it was not the year we expected. Rondale went down with a hamstring injury in the fourth game of the season and was never seen again. Purdue went 4-8 without it All-American and even after playing just 3.25 games he was still 5th on the team in receptions and 4th in receiving yards.

Assuming he returns healthy, Purdue has a pair of All-American receivers with which to torment defenses in 2020. David Bell had his own great season, and when you add a Heisman caliber All-American back into the mix that is a way to scare teams. the early Heisman odds are out and Rondale is a 33/1 long shot to win it in what would be his redshirt sophomore season (yes! we technically could have him three more seasons!)

2020 Heisman Trophy Winner

Trevor Lawrence - Clemson QB 7/2

Justin Fields - Ohio State QB 4/1

Kedon Slovis - USC QB 9/1

Chuba Hubbard - Oklahoma State RB 10/1

Mac Jones - Alabama QB 10/1

Sam Ehlinger - Texas QB 10/1

Spencer Rattler - Oklahoma QB 10/1

Tanner Morgan - Minnesota QB 10/1

Derek Stingley Jr - LSU CB/WR 16/1

Kenneth Gainwell - Memphis RB 16/1

Kyle Trask - Florida QB 16/1

Myles Brennan - LSU QB 16/1

Sam Howell - North Carolina QB 16/1

Ja’Marr Chase - LSU WR 20/1

Justin Jefferson - LSU WR 20/1

Bo Nix - Auburn QB 33/1

Brock Purdy - Iowa State QB 33/1

Chatarius Atwell - Louisville WR 33/1

Ian Book - Notre Dame QB 33/1

Javian Hawkins - Louisville RB 33/1

Jaylen Waddle - Alabama WR 33/1

Rondale Moore - Purdue WR 33/1

Trey Sanders - Alabama RB 33/1

Zamir White - Georgia RB 33/1

Dillon Gabriel - UCF QB 50/1

Jaret Patterson - Buffalo RB 50/1

Journey Brown - Penn State RB 50/1

Michael Penix Jr. - Indiana QB 50/1

Sean Clifford - Penn State QB 50/1

Spencer Sanders - Oklahoma State QB 50/1

Tylan Wallace - Oklahoma State WR 50/1

Tyler Huntley - Utah QB 50/1

I don’t expect Rondale to win it, just because it is extremely difficult to win the award if you aren’t a quarterback or running back. He would have to put up absolutely absurd numbers like a 150-1,500-20 season while leading Purdue to the Big Ten title to have a chance. Even then, he probably needs a couple big rushing plays and maybe a return TD or two.

The crazy thing is, he could do it. In 17 games he has 143-1,645-14, so give him 13 games with a Big Ten title game appearance and maybe...