Kentucky football torches New Mexico enabling seniors to make memories

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Wan’Dale Robinson electrifying inching toward records with dizzying catches

Wan’Dale Robinson will most likely play only one season as a Wildcat but he is etching his name all over the Kentucky history and highlight moments.

It’s sad we will only get 13 games from him but it sure is fun watching what the Frankfort, Kentucky native does. There is a slim hope he could return since he is making quite a bit from the name, image, and likeness, but there is a lot more to be made in the NFL.

He surged past several stud Wildcat receivers into second place all-time in catches (85) behind James Whelan (90) and total yards (1.067) behind leader Craig Yeast (1,311).  He is the first receiver to go over 1,000 yards in one season in the Stoops era.

Add to the accomplishments is that it is his fifth 100-yard game this year, tied with Whalen for second place on the UK single-season list.

Stoops was asked about the records in sight for Robinson.

"“Well, as I mentioned, I think the biggest thing that you notice with Wan’Dale is that if he has an opportunity to do that (get the record), that would be great, but that’s not his focus or ours…. He’s a very unselfish player… He plays better than you think away from the ball when he’s not getting the ball. He plays hard. He’s selfless and he’s a good teammate and practices hard and plays hard. So, I think that’s the biggest takeaway. He’s created explosive plays.”"

With one regular-season game to go against Louisville and if he plays in a bowl game, he needs just six catches and 245 yards to break the single-season records.

His touchdown number would be just as high but he keeps getting tackled inside the 10-yard line, in fact, it happened three more times against New Mexico. One was a 79-yarder where he was forced out of bounds at the six-yard line.

At the end of the day, he had eight spectacular grabs for 181 yards.