Nebraska Football: Wan’Dale Robinson perfect Hornung Award candidate

The Nebraska football sophomore continues to get recognition

A Nebraska football sophomore is expected to do big things in 2020. Wan’Dale Robinson was placed on the 2020 Paul Hornung Award watchlist.

The award is given to the most versatile offense player in college football.

Robinson certainly showed his versatility last season, making a big impact as a freshman. He recorded 340 rushing yards and 443 receiving yards. Totaling five touchdowns, he was truly a spark plug in the Nebraska football offense. The game against Illinois certainly sticks out in my mind. He was sensational as he helped a potent Nebraska football offensive unit make things happen.

He was fun to watch with the football in his hands, and he made plays happen. Not only that, he kept plays alive. I can’t tell you how many times I saw him try to weave his way through the defense over the course of the game. Now, he will look to replicate that same effort in 2020.

The good news is, he won’t have to carry the offense by himself. Nebraska football did a nice job of getting depth for the running back position.

Not only did they get depth for the running back position, they got depth that can make an impact. This way, Robinson will not have to be out there for every single series over the course of the game. This should work in Nebraska football’s favor, particularly if they need him to make a big play in a close game. He will be fresher in key situations.

I feel like he has as good a chance as anybody to win the award. When you talk about players that can do it all, both in the running and passing game, Robinson certainly fits the bill. Versatility was something he brought to the table instantly last year. I would expect that to happen again this year.

Albeit, his versatility will probably occur in lower doses. That is not necessarily a bad thing.

In any event, he will try to avoid a sophomore slump as he looks to lead Nebraska to a potential bowl game. With the type of athleticism he has, I don’t see him suffering a slump anytime soon. I see him stronger than last year.

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I don’t see him being utilized in the same way. However, that same playmaking and explosiveness he showed last year should still be there. He will definitely still be a major weapon for Nebraska football in 2020.

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