Allen Robinson Sets Penn State Record for Most Receiving Yards in a Season

Randy ChambersAnalyst INovember 9, 2013

Nov 2, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) prior to the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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It's no secret that Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson is one of the best in the country. But he has now solidified himself as one of the best wide receivers in school history, as he has put together the best season of any other Nittany Lion.

Unfortunately, this feat comes in a losing effort to Minnesota (24-10), but the junior wide receiver will take it. After all, these are no small potatoes. Bobby Engram set the record in 1995 before moving on and having a successful career in the NFL. Penn State has also had other great receivers, such as O.J. McDuffie and Bryant Johnson.

Robinson finished the game with seven receptions and 63 receiving yards. He has six games this season with more than 100 receiving yards and has caught six touchdown passes.

Before the Big Ten matchup, Robinson respected the honor, but didn't seem too concerned about it, per Josh Moyer of ESPN.

"I just try not to pay too much attention to it," Robinson said, "but it's definitely a good honor."

What does head coach Bill O'Brien think?

Last season, Robinson set a new school record with 77 receptions. His reception total, 1,013 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns were the best in the Big Ten, which helped make him a legitimate Biletnikoff Award candidate. With 66 catches heading into this game, it's safe to assume he will add to the record he shattered last season.

Robinson is a sure-handed wideout at 6'3", 210 pounds and runs great routes. After leaving his mark on Happy Valley, there's little doubt there will be a place for him at the next level.

For now, Penn State fans will continue to enjoy what he has accomplished.

 

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