More Awards for A-Rob, Urschel

Both Nittany Lions earned All-America honors Tuesday. Robinson made another first team while Urschel gained third-team notice.

Penn State's record-setting junior wide receiver Allen Robinson (Southfield, Mich.) hauled in three more All-America honors on Tuesday, including a first team nod from, a second team selection by and joined senior offensive guard John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.) on the Associated Press All-America third team.

The 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year under Coach Bill O'Brien, Robinson became Penn State's 98th first team All-America selection all-time when he was named first team All-America by Sporting News last week. He is the 84th Penn State football student-athlete to earn first team All-America recognition, dating to W.T. (Mother) Dunn's selection to the Walter Camp All-America squad in 1906.

Robinson's selection gives Penn State at least one first team All-American in every season since 2005 (12 overall), with 18 first or second team All-Americans over the past nine seasons. The standout junior is the Nittany Lions' 24th first team All-American since starting Big Ten Conference competition in 1993 (28 total selections).

Robinson has now earned All-America honors from (1st), Sporting News (1st), Athlon Sports (2nd), (2nd) and The Associated Press (3rd).

Robinson is the first player since at least 1985 to lead the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yardage in consecutive seasons. Robinson's combined 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards the past two years both rank No. 3 in Big Ten history for consecutive seasons.

A semifinalist for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award, Robinson has earned first team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media the past two seasons. In Penn State's eight Big Ten games this season, Robinson made 71 catches (8.9 avg.) for 984 yards (123.0 ypg), improving on his overall season averages.

The former Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's prep standout led the Big Ten with Penn State season records in receptions (97) and receiving yardage (1,432) for the second consecutive year. He had six touchdown catches this season (17 career) and a long catch of 65 yards, which went for a touchdown at Ohio State.

Robinson ranks second in school career receptions (177) and third in Penn State career receiving yardage (2,474 yds), with numbers earned almost entirely the past two seasons (3 catches for 29 yards in 2011). His eight 100-yard receiving games this year were a Penn State season record and he made 13 catches of 35 or more yards this season, including four touchdowns of 45 yards or longer.

In his five years on the University Park campus, Urschel has accomplished many things in the classroom, on the field and in the community. His All-America selection comes on the heels of the senior being named the National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy winner.

A two-time first team All-Big Ten guard, Urschel has established himself as one of the nation's exceptional football student-athletes. A starter in all 24 games the past two seasons and the anchor of the offensive line, he has earned a 4.0 grade-point average during his Penn State career and was among seven of the 171 Scholar-Athlete nominees with a 4.0 GPA from all NCAA and NAIA divisions.

Elected a 2013 co-captain, Urschel is among the eight Nittany Lions who had earned their degrees prior to the season. He graduating with a 4.0 grade-point average in math in three years, earned his master's degree in math in one year, and is working on a second master's, in math education while maintaining his 4.0 GPA. Urschel plans to pursue a Ph.D. upon completion of his football career.

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