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Wan'DaleRobinson

  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 185
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Frankfort, Ky.
  • Previous School Nebraska
  • High school Western Hills

2021 – Junior

  • Second-Team All-American (PFF)
  • First-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele, PFF)
  • Second-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches)
  • USA Today All-Bowl Team
  • Vrbo Citrus Bowl MVP
  • Lexington-Herald Sports Figure of the Year
  • Paul Hornung Award Watch List (nation’s most versatile player)
  • Biletnikoff Award Watch List (nation’s top receiver)
  • Returned to his home state after playing two seasons at Nebraska
  • Career totals included 141 carries for 691 rushing yards, 185 receptions for 2,248 receiving yards and 3,190 all-purpose yards
  • Ranked fourth nationally and second in the SEC in receptions per game (8.0)
  • Ranked 11th nationally and second in the SEC in total receiving yards (1,334)
  • Ranked 12th nationally and second in the SEC in receiving yards per game (102.6)
  • Ranked 10th in the SEC in receiving TDs (7)
  • Ranked sixth in the SEC in all-purpose yards per game (112.69)
  • Played in 31 career games with 25 starting assignments
  • Totaled 1,334 receiving yards, a new single-season UK record
  • Totaled a school-record 104 catches this season
  • Became the sixth player in SEC history to catch at least 100 passes in a season (also Mississippi State’s Makai Polk)
  • Had six 100-yard games, second on UK’s single-season list
  • Although he played only one season at UK, ranks 17th in school history in receiving yardage
  • One of only two players in school history (Randall Cobb) to have multiple games of at least 12 receptions
  • Started in all 13 games at UK in 2021 and led the team in receptions (104), receiving yards (1,334) and receiving TDs (7)
  • Caught at least four passes in 13 straight games
  • Caught 10 passes for 170 yards vs. Iowa in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, both of which are UK bowl records
  • Caught eight passes for a career-best 181 yards in the win over New Mexico State … 181 yards is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history and most since Craig Yeast’s school-record 269 vs. Vanderbilt in 1998 … Caught a career-long 79-yard pass in the second quarter
  • Had nine-plus catches in three straight games (Georgia, Miss. State, Tennessee), the first UK player to do that since since Anthony White in 1998
  • Set career highs vs. Tennessee with 13 receptions for 166 yards, including a touchdown … 13 catches ties for second-most in a game in UK history, most since Lynn Bowden Jr. at Missouri in 2018
  • Caught a team-high 12 passes for 39 yards at No. 1 Georgia, including a one-yard touchdown catch … His 12 receptions are the most for a UK player vs. a No. 1-ranked opponent in school history
  • Led the receivers with eight catches for 60 yards and one touchdown in the win over LSU
  • Led the receivers with four catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in the win over No. 10/9 Florida … In the first quarter, caught a wide receiver screen, and with the help of a springing block by Kavosiey Smoke, weaved his way through traffic for a 41-yard touchdown
  • Led the receivers with seven catches for 65 yards in the road win over South Carolina
  • Caught eight passes for 111 yards vs. UTC, becoming the first Wildcat to have three-straight 100-yard receiving games since Derek Abney in 2001 … Also the first Wildcat to have three-straight 100-yard receiving games to begin a season
  • Caught five passes for 101 yards vs. Missouri … Also had a career-long 64-yard run on the first possession, setting up a touchdown pass to Chris Rodriguez … Finished with three carries for 73 rushing yards … Became the first Wildcat to have back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Jeff Badet in 2016 … Also first Wildcat to have 100-yard receiving games in the first two games of a season since Craig Yeast in 1998
  • First Cat with a 100-yard receiving game in an SEC opener since Garrett Johnson at Florida in 2014
  • Had five receptions for a career-high 125 yards and tied his career high for touchdowns with two (also at Illinois in 2019) in the season opener vs. ULM … Marked the most receiving yards for any Wildcat in his first game at UK

2020 – Sophomore (Nebraska)

  • Started in all eight games played
  • Led the Huskers with 51 catches and 461 receiving yards despite playing only eight games and splitting duties at running back
  • Led Nebraska with 696 all-purpose yards
  • Fourth on the team with 240 rushing yards
  • Named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List for the nation’s most versatile athlete
  • Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches
  • Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally with 6.4 receptions per game, the fourth-highest average in the country for an underclassman

2020 – Sophomore (Nebraska)

  • Led the Huskers with 51 catches and 461 receiving yards despite playing only eight games and splitting duties at running back
  • Led Nebraska with 696 all-purpose yards
  • Fourth on the team with 240 rushing yards
  • Named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List for the nation’s most versatile athlete
  • Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches
  • Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally with 6.4 receptions per game, the fourth-highest average in the country for an underclassman

2019 – Freshman (Nebraska)

  • Key member of the Husker offense, playing in 10 games and earning three starting assignments at receiver and one at running back
  • Named a second-team freshman All-American, an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection, and was a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
  • One of four national finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation’s most versatile player
  • Caught 40 passes for 443 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 340 yards and three scores … 40 catches and 443 receiving yards were the most by any true freshman in Nebraska history
  • Ranked second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, while ranking third in carries, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns
  • Totaled 1,029 all-purpose yards as a true freshman, which ranked second on the team and was the third-highest total ever by a Husker true freshman
  • Ranked fourth nationally among all FBS freshmen in all-purpose yards per game in 2019 with the second-highest total among Power Five freshmen
  • One of only two FBS players to total 400 receiving yards, 300 rushing yards and 200 kickoff return yards in 2019

High School

  • State’s consensus top player as a senior at Western Hills High School  in Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Totaled career 8,582 yards from scrimmage with 118 offensive touchdowns
  • Gained 6,795 yards, averaging more than 11 yards per carry while scoring 97 rushing touchdowns
  • Caught 102 passes in his career for 1,787 yards and 21 touchdowns
  • Totaled 781 career points, which ranks No. 2 all-time in Kentucky history
  • Won the Paul Hornung Award, as the state’s player of the year
  • Kentucky’s Mr. Football
  • Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year
  • One of five finalists for the 2019 All-American Bowl Player-of-the-Year award, which is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding high school senior
  • A consensus four-star recruit coming out of high school, ranked as the nation’s No. 2 all-purpose back and was the top player in Kentucky by 247Sports
  • Played for head coach Don Miller

Personal

  • Born in Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Son of Victoria Davis and Dale Robinson
  • Dad, Dale, played football at Western Kentucky
  • Has one younger sister, Eliza
  • Major is communication

Wan’Dale Says

  • His nickname is “Dale”
  • Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to work for himself
  • He chose Kentucky to get closer to home and closer to his dream
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “do what’s best for you”
  • One word to describe him on the field is “electric”
  • The best thing about being a Kentucky Wildcat is being back home to play in front of friends and family
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