Penn State's Allen Robinson was named the Big Ten's receiver of the year for the second consecutive season.
By Mark Dent / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — He set all of the Penn State season records, and this year, Allen Robinson paced the Big Ten, too.
Not surprisingly, Robinson was named the Big Ten’s Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year for the second consecutive season, becoming one of several Penn State players to be honored by the conference. He was joined on the coaches’ All-Big Ten first team by offensive guard John Urschel and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones. Nine other Penn State players were named honorable mention.
Robinson, a junior, finished the season with 97 receptions for 1,432 yards — again tops in the Big Ten and the best for any Penn State receiver in a single season. He averaged nearly 120 receiving yards per game and nearly 15 yards per catch.
Urschel, a senior, was picked to the first team by the coaches for the second consecutive season. Jones, a senior, was a first-team coaches’ pick and a second-team pick by the media. He had 56 tackles, 11.5 for loss and 3 sacks.
The Nittany Lions selected as All-Big Ten honorable mention were junior cornerback Adrian Amos, senior linebacker Glenn Carson, junior kicker Sam Ficken, freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg, senior center Ty Howle, sophomore tight end Jesse James, sophomore cornerback Jordan Lucas, junior defensive end C.J. Olaniyan and sophomore tackle Donovan Smith.
The other major Big Ten honors went to Michigan’s Taylor Lewan, top offensive lineman; Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, top quarterback; Northwestern’s Jeff Budzien, top kicker; Michigan’s Devin Funchess, top tight end; Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, top defensive back; Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun, top defensive lineman; Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde, top running back; Purdue’s Cody Webster, top punter; and Wisconsin’s Chris Borland, top linebacker.
Hackenberg, third in the Big Ten in passing yards, finished as honorable mention at quarterback behind Miller, Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase (media second team) and Michigan State’s Connor Cook (coaches’ second team).
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