Junior vast receiver was named MVP of the Vrbo Citrus Bowl with 10 catches for 170 yards
LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky junior vast receiver Wan’Dale Robinson was named to the All-Bowl Group by the USA Immediately, it was introduced Wednesday. The dazzling playmaker was named Most Priceless Participant within the Wildcats’ 20-17 victory over No. 15 Iowa within the Vrbo Citrus Bowl.
Robinson was the perfect participant on the sector in Orlando, setting UK bowl data with 10 receptions for 170 yards and placing the Cats on his again within the late phases as they surged again for the win. He accounted for 86 yards on the game-winning drive, together with a 17-yard catch over the center on 3rd-and-10 the place he absorbed an enormous stumble on hauling within the cross and a 52-yard catch-and-run that surprised the Hawkeyes.
On the 52-yarder, Robinson caught a wonderfully positioned ball from quarterback Will Levis, turned it up the sideline, juked a defender close to the 20-yard line, obtained a sprinting block from Rahsaan Lewis and side-stepped one other defender earlier than being knocked down on the 1-yard line. Chris Rodriguez Jr. punched within the game-winning rating on the subsequent play.
Robinson, a 5-foot-10, 183-pounder from Frankfort, Kentucky, was one of the crucial electrical gamers to ever come by way of the Kentucky soccer program. The switch from Nebraska caught a team-high 104 passes and had 1,334 receiving yards, setting new UK single-season data. Though he has performed just one season at UK, he ranks 17th in class historical past in receiving yardage.
He grew to become the sixth participant in SEC historical past to catch a minimum of 100 passes in a season, together with Mississippi State’s Makai Polk this season. Robinson had six 100-yard video games which ranks second on UK’s single-season record. He joins Randall Cobb as the one two receivers in class historical past to have 12 or extra receptions in a number of video games throughout their profession.
Robinson was an All-SEC First Group choice by PFF and a second-team All-SEC alternative by the league’s coaches.
Postseason Awards for Robinson:
USA Immediately All-Bowl Group
Second-Group All-America (PFF)
First-Group All-SEC (PFF)
Second-Group All-SEC (Coaches, AP)