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Penn State Football: Allen Robinson Named Second-Team All American by Athlon Sports

The awards and honors keep coming for Penn State’s best offensive player. Wide receiver Allen Robinson, who already won the receiver of the year award in the Big Ten and was named first-team All-Big Ten, now has another honor to add to his list. Athlon Sports listed Robinson as a second-team All-American.

Robinson is also a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top receiver.

The junior receiver has been a fantastic player for the Nittany Lions over the past two seasons. In that short amount of time, he’s moved to second at Penn State in career catches with 177, third in career yardage with 2,474 and fifth in career touchdowns with 17. Robinson was a relative unknown before breaking out last season under new head coach Bill O’Brien. He took advantage of the NFL-style passing attack and the great play of quarterback Matt McGloin to make 77 catches for 1,013 yards and 11 touchdowns

This past season he set Penn State single-season marks with 97 catches and 1,432 receiving yards. His 119.3 yards per game ranked third in the entire country. Robinson has been one of the most dominant players in college football over the past two years. In 2013 he was a great target for freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg.

As college football continues to hand out honors in the coming weeks, there are sure to be more coming Robinson’s way.  He is expected to announce his future plans sometime after the Christmas holiday. There has been much speculation that Robinson already has the tools and the skill to land in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft.

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