Robinson a semifinalist for national award

November, 18, 2013
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After back-to-back weeks of setting school records, Penn State wideout Allen Robinson now has his sights set on a national honor.

The junior, who boasts a Big Ten-best 81 catches for 1,204 yards and six touchdowns, was named Monday as one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation's top receiver. He's the only Big Ten receiver to earn a spot on the list.

The three finalists will be announced next Monday, and the winner will be announced on ESPN's The Home Depot College Football Awards Show at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 12.

The other nine semifinalists vying for the honor are Davante Adams (Fresno State), Jace Amaro (Texas Tech), Odell Beckham (LSU), Brandin Cooks (Oregon State), Mike Evans (Texas A&M), Antwan Goodley (Baylor), Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt), Willie Snead (Ball State) and Sammy Watkins (Clemson).

Robinson set the single-season school record for receiving yards just two weeks ago against Minnesota, surpassing Bobby Engram's mark of 1,084 yards, and then broke his own single-season catches record (77) against Purdue. So far this season, he has accounted for 47 percent of Penn State's passing offense.

He would be the first Big Ten player to win the Biletnikoff Award since Michigan's Braylon Edwards in 2004 and would be the first Penn State wideout to earn the honor since Engram won the inaugural trophy in 1994.

Josh Moyer | email

Penn State/Big Ten reporter

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