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Penn State In The NFL: Allen Robinson Shines In Narrow Loss

With 26 Penn State football alumni playing on 18 different NFL teams, it’s easy to miss performances from some of Penn State’s most notable gridiron standouts. In Week 13 of the regular season, Penn Staters fared relatively well, but none matched the electrifying performance of Allen Robinson, who’s matching the early career paces of players like Jerry Rice and Randy Moss with his eye-popping statistics. Take a look at how former Penn State standouts performed this past weekend.

Allen Robinson, Paul Posluszny – Jacksonville Jaguars

With 10 total receptions, 153 yards, and three touchdowns, Allen Robinson was on fire Sunday afternoon versus the Tennessee Titans. Despite a tough loss, Robinson’s performance on Sunday proved that he’s a consistent threat to make momentum-swinging catches and reach the endzone at will.

Paul Posluszny — Robinson’s teammate and defensive stalwart — also had an incredible game for the Jaguars. Posluszny thrived with seven total tackles as he made his presence felt throughout the game. Though Posluszny fared well in the matchup, he suffered a significant setback late in the fourth quarter after breaking his right hand.

Adrian Amos, Robbie Gould – Chicago Bears

Amos and Gould had a tough week as the Bears fell to the 49ers in a 26-20 overtime victory. Amos explained that the team “let one slip” in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. Nonetheless, the safety did his part in holding off the 49ers until halftime with three tackles. Gould had himself a rough outing after going two for four on field goals, while hooking a chip shot at the end of regulation that would’ve given the bears the victory.

NaVorro Bowman, Gerald Hodges – San Francisco 49ers

As opposed to Amos and Gould, Bowman and Hodges played an inspiring game. Hodges had five tackles and one assisted tackle, while Bowman racked up a hefty 13 tackles and one assisted tackle. Bowman lead all defensive players in tackles during the team’s overtime victory against the Chicago Bears.

Jack Crawford, Sean Lee – Dallas Cowboys

In Dallas’ thrilling fourth quarter comeback over the Washington Redskins, Sean Lee led all Dallas defenders with seven total tackles and a sack, while defensive end Jack Crawford chipped in with two tackles as the Cowboys now sit one game back of first place in the listless NFC East.


  • Tamba Hali notched three tackles and one assisted tackle in the Kansas City’s 34-20 victory over the Raiders.
  • Standout tight end Jesse James proved he’s serious with three catches for 30 yards in Pittsburgh’s win over the Colts.
  • Titans defensive end DaQuan Jones had three assisted tackles.
  • Michael Mauti had one brutal hit on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the Saints’ close loss.
  • Jared Odrick had one tackle for the Jaguars in their tough loss to the Titans.

About the Author

Emma Curtis

Emma is a staff writer for Onward State. She is a sophomore in the College of Communications and a first generation Penn Stater. Emma comes from a diverse military family and has moved around a lot; however, she has recently found her favorite home in Happy Valley. Contact her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @cinemmatiic.



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