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Wan’Dale Robinson sets UK Single-Season Receptions Record

Nick Roush11/27/21

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Wan’Dale Robinson is making history in his first season at Kentucky. 

The Kentucky wide receiver caught his sixth pass of the night at Cardinal Stadium, giving him 91 receptions in 2021, a new UK single-season record. Robinson made a diving catch on a double pass to get reception No. 91. The record was previously held by James Whalen. The tight end reeled in 90 passes in the 1999 edition of Kentucky’s Air Raid attack.

Robinson spent the first two years of his college career at Nebraska, but quickly took to the greener, Bluegrass pastures in Lexington. He developed chemistry with another Big Ten transfer, quarterback Will Levis, and produced fireworks. An explosive athlete, Robinson has the second-most receptions of 30 yards or more in the SEC. He also has the second-most receiving yards by a Wildcat in a single season, stalking Craig Yeast’s mark of 1,311 set in 1998.

A phenom from Frankfort, Robinson won Kentucky Mr. Football in 2018 at Western Hills High School. In his career he gained 8,582 yards from scrimmage and scored 118 offensive touchdowns. Robinson’s 781 career points are the second-most in the history of Kentucky high school football. 

Robinson is breaking Kentucky receiving records and his work is still not done. 

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