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Penn State Football: Allen Robinson Gathers All-American Honors

by on December 13, 2013 1:32 PM

He caught just about every pass thrown his way this year and now he's starting to catch some postseason awards as Penn State receiver Allen Robinson was named a Sporting News first-team All-American on Friday. On Thursday, Robinson was named a second-team All-American by Athlon Sports.

The 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year under Coach Bill O’Brien, Robinson is Penn State’s 98th first-team All-America selection all-time. He is the 84th Penn State football student-athlete to earn first team All-America recognition, dating back to 1906.

 Robinson’s selection gives Penn State at least one first-team All-American in every season since 2005 (12 overall), with 18 first or second-team All-Americans over the past nine seasons.

 “It’s an honor to be recognized among the best players in the country,” Robinson stated. “Anytime you receive an honor of this stature is a blessing. I couldn’t have helped the team or achieved this without the efforts of my teammates and coaches.”

Robinson is the first player since at least 1985 to lead the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yardage in consecutive seasons. Robinson’s combined 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards the past two years both rank No. 3 in Big Ten history for consecutive seasons.

Robinson set Penn State season records in receptions (97) and receiving yardage (1,432) for the second consecutive year. Robinson ranks No. 3 nationally in receiving yardage (119.3 ypg) and No. 8 in receptions (8.1 avg.). He had six touchdown catches this season.

Robinson ranks second in school career receptions (177) and third in Penn State career receiving yardage (2,474 yds), with numbers earned almost entirely the past two seasons (3 catches for 29 yards in 2011). His eight 100-yard receiving games this year were a Penn State season record and he made 13 catches of 35 or more yards this season, including four touchdowns of 45 yards or longer.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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