Penn State junior wide receiver Allen Robinson announced Thursday afternoon that he would forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a career in the National Football League.
"It was a great honor to play at Penn State," stated Robinson via press release. "I am blessed to have played with, and for, the people in the Penn State football program. This is a decision that I believe is best for my family and I, and I wish all the best to the University and all my teammates."
"We are very excited for Allen," said interim head coach Larry Johnson. "Allen has meant a great deal to our program at Penn State and we wish him all the best and continued success at the next level."
Robinson finishes his career as one of the most prolific Nittany Lion wideouts of all-time.
Taking home first-team All-America honors following the 2013 season, Robinson capped a career that included back-to-back Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year titles, multiple All-American honors by various media outlets, and most important, a boatload of records at Penn State.
In the past two seasons, Robinson set single-season records for both receptions and receiving yards, only to top the marks he set in 2012 with a stunning follow up in 2013. In total, his 177 career receptions finish second in school history and his 2,474 yards are third, while his eight 100-yard receiving games this past season are also a Penn State record.