After his stellar five reception, 136 yard, three-touchdown performance in Penn State's victory over Navy on Saturday, sophomore wide receiver Allen Robinson has been added to the Biletnikoff watch list.
The Biletnikoff is an award given annually to the nation's top college wide receiver. The award itself has been in existence since 1994, when the inautural award was given to Penn State's Bobby Engram.
So far this season, Robinson leads the Big Ten with eight catches and 107.33 yards per game. He's tied for third in the conference in touchdown grabs. So far this season, Robinson has tallied 24 catches for 322 yards and four touchdowns.
The Michigan receiver, who played with former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden in high school, is halfway to the school record in receptions for a sophomore (48), a mark set by Engram in 1993, and tied by Deon Butler in 2006. He's over a third of the way towards the all-time season mark for receptions by any Penn State receiver, set by OJ McDuffie in 1992 and tied by Engram in 1995.
Heach Coach Bill O'Brien and wide receivers coach Stan Hixon are both impressed by Robinson's improvement this season:
"Obviously he's made a big improvement from the spring, and from the spring we saw that he has potential to be a really good receiver," Hixon said. "Each and every day, he's getting better and better at running routes, coming out of routes, and also, a much better job catching the ball in his hands. He has done a good job getting separation in certain routes, like we ask him to do, and he's been a really good student of the game."
Robinson joins LB Gerald Hodges and C Matt Stankiewitch, on the Chuck Bednarik and Rimington watch lists respectively, as the only current Nittany Lions named to watch lists
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