Rondale Moore
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Moore with Purdue in 2018
No. 4 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (2000-06-09) June 9, 2000 (age 22)
New Albany, Indiana
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Trinity (Louisville, Kentucky)
College:Purdue (2018–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:54
Receiving yards:435
Receiving touchdowns:1
Rushing yards:76
Return yards:462
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Rondale DaSean Moore (born June 9, 2000) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue, and was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life

Moore was born in New Albany, Indiana on June 9, 2000.[1] He grew up on the same block as NBA player Romeo Langford and the two played basketball together until their sophomore year of high school.[2] He attended New Albany High School where he was part of the 2016 4A Indiana State basketball championship team with Langford before transferring to Trinity High School where he was a four-star football recruit.[3] In June 2017, he committed to play at the University of Texas at Austin but later chose to attend Purdue University.[4][5][6]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Rondale Moore
WR
Louisville, Kentucky Trinity High School 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 4.33 Jan 6, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247Sports:
4/5 stars
   ESPN:
4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 100 (WR), 4 (KY)  247Sports: 41 (WR), 1 (KY)  ESPN: 282 (OVR), 45 (WR), 2 (KY)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Purdue Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "Purdue College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018.

College career

In his first game with the Boilermakers, and his first game overall, Moore's 313-yard all-purpose yards was the record for most in program history, higher than Otis Armstrong, who had 312 in 1972.[7] In that same game, Moore had a 76-yard rush to score a touchdown that evened the score at 14–14. The Boilermakers eventually lost the game, 31–27. On September 3, 2018, Moore was named the Co-Freshman of the Week in the Big Ten Conference.[8] On September 24, 2018, Moore was once again named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. On October 22, 2018, Moore was once again named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. On November 25, 2018, Moore was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for a fourth time.

At the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, Moore had recorded 1,164 receiving yards and 203 rushing yards to go along with thirteen combined touchdowns. Moore's 2,048 all-purpose yards were the most since Dorien Bryant recorded 2,121 in 2007, and the second most in school history.

Awards

At the end of the 2018 season, Moore was the recipient of the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in all of college football.[9] Moore was also named a First-Team All-American by The Athletic, a well-regarded sporting website but not one of the members of the All-American voting process.

On December 10, 2018, Moore was named a First-Team All-American by the Associated Press as an all-purpose back. On December 11, 2018, Moore was named a First-Team All-American by the Football Writers' Association of America. On December 12, 2018, The Sporting News named Moore to their second-team, making Moore a consensus All-American.

On December 12, 2018, Moore was named the CBS Sports Freshman of the Year.[10]

Statistics

Season Receiving Rushing
Games Rec Yards Avg Yds/G TD Att Yards TD
2018 13 114 1,258 11.0 96.8 12 21 213 2
2019 4 29 387 13.3 96.8 2 3 3 0
2020 3 35 270 7.7 90.0 0 6 32 1
Career[11] 20 178 1,915 10.8 95.8 14 30 248 3

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 7 in
(1.70 m)
181 lb
(82 kg)
28+14 in
(0.72 m)
8+34 in
(0.22 m)
4.32 s 1.58 s 2.48 s 4.10 s 6.68 s 42.5 in
(1.08 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
All values from Pro Day[12]

Moore was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round with the 49th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.[13] He signed his four-year rookie contract with Arizona on June 9, 2021.[14]

Moore entered the 2021 season fourth on the Cardinals wide receiver depth chart. In his second career game, Moore scored his first NFL touchdown on a 77-yard pass from Kyler Murray in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings.[15] He finished the season with 54 catches for 435 yards and one touchdown.

References

  1. ^ DeFabo, Mike (August 29, 2018). "Boiler Blockbuster: Moore ready to introduce himself to national audience". The Herald Bulletin. CNHI. Retrieved September 3, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Doyel, Gregg (December 18, 2018). "2 phenoms, 1 hometown, 5 houses apart: Buddies Rondale Moore, Romeo Langford bring rare skills to college". The Indianapolis Star. Gannett. Retrieved August 26, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Rondale Moore". Purdue Boilermakers. Retrieved September 3, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "FOOTBALL: Former Bulldog Rondale Moore commits to Texas". News and Tribune. CNHI. June 25, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Frakes, Jason (December 19, 2017). "Trinity's Rondale Moore decommits from Texas football". The Courier-Journal. Gannett. Retrieved September 3, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Halley, Jim (January 6, 2018). "Trinity WR Rondale Moore commits to Purdue". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved September 3, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Carmin, Mike (August 31, 2018). "Carmin: Purdue freshman receiver Rondale Moore breathtaking in debut". Journal & Courier. Gannett. Retrieved September 3, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Big Ten Football Players of the Week". Big Ten Conference. September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Purdue star and Trinity grad Rondale Moore wins 2018 Paul Hornung Award". WDRB. December 5, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  10. ^ Miller, Travis (December 12, 2018). "Rondale Moore Named CBS Sports Freshman of the Year". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved August 26, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Rondale Moore College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Rondale Moore, Purdue, WR, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved September 6, 2021.
  13. ^ Urban, Darren (April 30, 2021). "Cardinals Draft Wide Receiver Rondale Moore In Second Round". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  14. ^ Robinson, Sam (June 9, 2021). "Cardinals Sign Round 2 WR Rondale Moore". Pro Football Rumors. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  15. ^ Weinfuss, Josh (September 19, 2021). "Kyler Murray scrambles, finds Rondale Moore for 77-yard touchdown". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.