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Penn State's Allen Robinson drafted by Jaguars in second round

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson, who is from Southfield and was a standout at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the 61st overall pick.

Robinson earned seven All-America honors after a standout 2013 season. The junior was selected a first-team All-American by, Sporting News and Phil Steele’s College Football, a second-team honoree by the FWAA, and Athlon Sports and a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.

He led the Big Ten with Penn State season records in receptions (97) and receiving yardage (1,432) for the second consecutive year. Robinson ranked No. 3 nationally in receiving yardage (119.3 ypg) and No. 9 in receptions (8.1 avg.). He had six touchdown catches in 2013 (17 career) and a long catch of 65 yards, which resulted in a touchdown at Ohio State.

Robinson is the 34th Penn State football student-athlete to be drafted since 2006, including 16 in the first three rounds. A total of 333 Nittany Lions have been selected all-time in the NFL Draft, including 36 in the first round.

He joins former Penn State standouts Paul Posluszny, a 2013 Pro Bowl selection, Matt Stankiewitch and Nate Stupar on the Jaguars’ roster. 

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