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Purdue WR Rondale Moore opts out of 2020 football season

Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Rondale Moore lines up before the snap during the college football game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sept. 28, 2019, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Purdue wide receiver and potential Heisman Trophy candidate Rondale Moore has decided to opt out of the 2020 college football season and will focus on getting ready for next year’s NFL Draft.

Moore enjoyed an electric 17-game career in West Lafayette, which included becoming the first true freshman in Big Ten history to earn consensus All-American honors just two years ago.

Moore made the announcement shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday on Twitter.

It said, in part, “Given the unprecedented circumstances we are currently living in, the best choice for my family and I is to opt out of the upcoming season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. This is a bittersweet decision because I always assumed I had more great moments at Ross-Ade Stadium ahead of me, and I will greatly miss the entire community. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude #Boiler4Life.”