For Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson, the 2013 football season didn’t start the way he or any of the Nittany Lions faithful would have liked.
The offense was struggling in their opener against Syracuse, especially in the passing game. Robinson was nowhere to be found on the field, and it would later be found out that he had been suspended for the first half by head coach Bill O’Brien for “disciplinary reasons”.
For a 2012 All-Big Ten selection, this was not a good way to start the year and many would have responded negatively. Instead, Robinson went off for seven receptions, 133 yards and touchdown in the second half of that game and helped the Nittany Lions to a victory.
Since then, Robinson hasn’t come close to slowing down. In fact, he hasn’t’ slowed down since he was placed into the starting role as a sophomore last season.
In 2012, Robinson had 77 catches for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns, which was good for first overall in terms of receiving in the Big Ten and also among the tops in the nation.
This season, Robinson has continued his attack on offense, posting seven receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Michigan and nine catches for 143 yards and a touchdown against Central Florida.
Robinson is one of the bigger and more physical receivers in the Big Ten, and if he keeps up this level of play, he will certainly get notice from Heisman voters across the country as well NFL Draft scouts, as his size and speed are certainly appealing for the professional level.
It’s still early in the year, but Robinson has proved one of the top offensive weapons in the Big Ten, and will look to boost the Nittany Lion offense all year long, and hopefully bring in multiple awards at the end of the year.