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Purdue WR Rondale Moore rejoins team after originally opting out

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 Rondale Moore is rejoining the Boilermakers after previously deciding to opt out of the 2020 college football season due to the unprecedented circumstances brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Purdue football head coach Jeff Brohm made the announcement of Moore’s return on Twitter Thursday. Moore had previously decided to opt out in August.

“We are excited to have Rondale rejoin our team,” Brohm said in the tweet. “He is a player of unique talents and character, and everyone knows how much he loves to compete.”

Moore became the first true freshman in Big Ten history to earn consensus All-American honors just two years ago. His 17-game career at Purdue has made him a potential Heisman Trophy candidate.

Purdue will face Iowa at Ross-Ade Stadium on Oct. 24. The time of the game has not yet been announced.

The Big Ten 2020 football schedule was released last week. The eight-game, conference-only schedule was decided after the conference’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to reverse their earlier decision to cancel season due to the pandemic.