Allen Robinson Selected by Jaguars in Second Round

Story posted May 9, 2014 in Sports, CommRadio, NFL Draft by Matt Michelone

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson’s wait to hear his name called in the 2014 NFL Draft ended Friday night late in the second round. The record setting pass catcher for the Nittany Lions will continue his football career in Jacksonville after being selected 61st overall by the Jaguars.

“Extremely blessed, couldn't ask for a better opportunity!” Robinson said via his twitter account @Djjango8.

Among the receivers selected before Robinson in the second round includes Colorado's Paul Richardson, Fresno State's Devante Adams and fellow Big Ten receiver Cody Latimer of Indiana. 

The Detroit native came to Penn State from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep and led the football team to an appearance in the Division 3 state championship game. He caught 44 passes for 720 yards and 10 touchdowns, and returned two punts for touchdowns, and was captain of the basketball team.

He made his Penn State debut in 2011 against then No. 2 Alabama, catching his first pass for 12 yards in a 24-3 loss against the Crimson Tide.

Following the departure of Justin Brown, Robinson became the team’s top receiver and set school records including most catches in a single season with 77, surpassing Deon Butler and Bobby Ingram, his sophomore season for 1,013 yards making him just the second player to accomplish the milestone joining Ingram.

He also broke Freddie Scott’s sophomore season receiving yards record (979), set back in 1994.

In his junior year he rewrote the record books again catching 97 passes for 1,432 yards, averaging 119.3 yards per game and scored six touchdowns.

Some of his most memorable moments include the acrobatic catch which set up the game tying touchdown for the Nittany Lions in a 43-40 quadruple overtime victory over Michigan in October.

Robinson won the the Richter-Howard Big Ten Receiver of the Year award twice.

He was the only Lion selected Friday night. Other players hoping to hear their name heard include defensive tackle Da’Quan Jones, guard John Urschel and linebacker Glenn Carson. Rounds 4-7 begin at noon on Saturday