JACKSONVILLE – This accolade was well-deserved.
Jaguars running back James Robinson, who reached 1,000 rushing yards faster than any undrafted rookie in NFL history, on Tuesday was named to the Pro Football Writers of America's 2020 All-Rookie team.
Robinson, who signed as a collegiate free agent shortly after the 2020 NFL Draft, rushed for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns on 240 carries this past season – finishing the season tied for fifth in the NFL in rushing. He missed the last two games of the season with an ankle injury.
Robinson, who played collegiately at Illinois State, became the third rookie in franchise history to run for more than 1,000 yards. Fred Taylor rushed for 1,223 yards in 1998 and Leonard Fournette rushed for 1,040 yards in 2017.
Robinson finished 34 yards short of the record for rushing yards by an undrafted rookie. Dominic Rhodes of the Indianapolis Colts rushed for 1,104 yards as an undrafted rookie in 2001.
Robinson also caught 49 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns, and his 1,414 yards from scrimmage were the most ever by an undrafted rookie.
Defensive end Josh Allen and offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor were named to the PFWA All-rookie team following the 2019 season.