Robinson Highlights 12 Nittany Lions Named To All-Big Ten Teams
The 2013 Penn State football team exceeded preseason expectations while going 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten this tear. Many people didn’t think that the Nittany Lions could compete with crippling sanctions and a freshman quarterback starting, but the group played as a team and finished above .500 in Bill O’Brien’s second year as head coach.
The Big Ten conference awards were announced on Monday evening. Coaches and media recognized the superb play of the Nittany Lions by naming 12 players to the All-Big Ten conference teams.
Allen Robinson was the big winner of the night, taking home the Big Ten Receiver of the Year award for the second straight year. Robinson recorded 97 catches, a single-season Penn State record, along with 1,432 yards and six touchdowns. Robinson was also named to both the coaches and the media First Team.
“I put in a lot of work in the offseason with my teammates,” Robinson said, “and to get an award like this is always great.”
DaQuan Jones was named to the First Team by the coaches and the Second Team by the media. Jones recorded 56 tackles (11.5 for loss) and also recorded 3 sacks as he anchored the Nittany Lions defensive line.
Offensive lineman John Urschel rounded out the night for Penn State, earning First-Team honors for the second consecutive year.
Honorable mentions include: Adrian Amos, Glenn Carson, Christian Hackenberg, Ty Howle, Jordan Lucas, CJ Olaniyan, Donovan Smith, Sam Ficken, and Jesse James.