Oct 27, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Rondale Moore (4) runs the ball during the second half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Purdue WR Moore will play in 2020 after all

Given more time to think about it, Purdue junior wide receiver Rondale Moore decided that he will play in 2020 after all following a previous decision to opt out the upcoming season because of COVID-19 concerns.

His original opt out in August was a blow to the Purdue program, with the reversal of his decision announced Thursday on ESPN’s “College Football Live.”

“I think it’s important for me to come back and compete and just show what a competitor I am,” Moore said. “I think it’s important for me just to go out there with my teammates and fulfill the promise I made to them when I came here as a freshman, and to my coaches as well.”

The Big Ten is planning to return to play on Oct. 24 with Purdue slated to host Iowa on that date.

All teams will play eight conference games leading to a conference championship game. Teams that do not advance to the championship game will have a ninth game added on the same weekend.

Moore had a standout freshman season in 2018, catching 114 passes for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns. Getting as much out of his speed as they could, the Boilermakers also handed off the ball to him 21 times for 213 yards and two more TDs.

His 2019 season was cut short after four games because of a hamstring issue. He caught 29 passes for 387 yards and two scores.

Purdue was just 4-8 overall last season and 3-6 in conference play, finishing tied for fifth in the seven-team West Division.

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