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Wan’Dale Robinson Named to Freshman All-American Watch List

The versatile and speedy receiver/back/kick returner is getting a well-earned look at potential postseason honors

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JD Spielman did it in 2017. Adrian Martinez in 2018.

Now, Wan’Dale Robinson hopes to keep the streak of Husker freshman All-Americans going as he was named to the Football Writers of America Freshman All-American team watch list.

Hopefully, the injury Robinson suffered vs Minnesota is healed up soon as he has been the most potent offensive threat for the Huskers in recent weeks.

The release from the athletic department is below:

Robinson earned a spot on the list as an all-purpose player, as the true freshman has played both running back and receiver for the Huskers this season. Robinson was one of six Big Ten freshmen – and one of four true freshmen - to make the list. Nebraska has had a freshman All-American in each of the last two seasons, with wide receiver JD Spielman earning the honor in 2017 and quarterback Adrian Martinez making the team last season.

A native of Frankfort, Ky., Robinson has been a major contributor for Nebraska this fall. Robinson leads the Huskers with 27 catches and a pair of touchdown receptions this season, while ranking second with 336 receiving yards. On the ground, Robinson is fourth on the team with 214 rushing yards, including a pair of rushing touchdowns. Robinson leads Nebraska in kickoff return yards (188) and all-purpose yards (738).

Robinson ranks eighth nationally among all freshmen in receiving yards per game (48.0) and is third in all-purpose yards per game (105.4) with the highest average among Power Five freshmen. In addition to his honor from the FWAA, Robinson was also named a midseason freshman All-American by The Athletic and he was named to the FWAA Preseason Freshman All-American Watch List on Aug. 23.