Allen Robinson Selected by Jaguars in Second Round
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.
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Matt is native of Central Pennsylvania having grown up in the nearby town of Hollidaysburg. His career in media started in the fall of his freshman year at Penn State Altoona when he was hired as a part time sports writer for his hometown newspaper, the Altoona Mirror where he provided high school sports coverage in area that covers nearly 30 high schools. Today he is a freelance reporter for the paper. Michelone has also interned with the local CBS affiliate WTAJ in their news and sports departments. With the station, he wrote scripts, set up and took down live shots, and helped edit game footage. He has also interned with the Altoona Curve. Matt moved fall 2012 to the University Park campus and has been involved with ComRadio since having been part of the Selection Sunday Special and ComRadio Tailgate Show. He is also part of Penn State’s on campus cable station, PSNtv, where he is a Sports Anchor/Reporter and is a member of a bi-weekly sports show, Penn State Sports Night. Matt wants to become a TV Sports Anchor/Reporter one day. You can follow him on twitter @MattMichelone. For more on Matt’s experiences, see his LinkedIn page.