Penn State's Allen Robinson Will Win 2013 Biletnikoff Award

By Zach Morrison
Allen Robinson
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The Penn State Nittany Lions finished their non-conference schedule with a 34-0 with over the Kent State Golden Flashes. Led by true freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg, the Nittany Lions have one of the more dynamic offenses in the Big Ten conference.

The Nittany Lions have a lot of weapons on offense. Their biggest threat is junior wide receiver Allen Robinson. Robinson had a breakout season in 2012 with 77 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns. If it weren’t for the transfers of Justin Brown and Devon Smith, Robinson wouldn’t have gotten much playing time.

He has had a great start to his 2013 campaign. In his first four games, he has 23 receptions for 405 yards and three touchdowns. He is currently fourth in the nation in receiving yards. After missing the first half of the week one game against the Syracuse Orange, Robinson still found a way to catch seven passes for 133 yards and one touchdown. Before he entered that game, the Nittany Lions’ offense just couldn’t get anything going.

Before Saturday’s game against the Golden Flashes, Robinson had over seven receptions and 100 receiving yards in every game this season. Unfortunately, the Golden Flashes were able to contain Robinson and Hackenberg, but the running game completely dominated the Golden Flashes’ defense.

Robinson began to get noticed as one of the nation’s top receivers last season, but in 2013 he has really gained a lot of attention. Based on his early season performance, he has to be one of the top-two candidates for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award.

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