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Allen Robinson becomes first Jaguars receiver with 1,000 yards since 2005

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The Jaguars haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Jimmy Smith in 2005. Allen Robinson put an end to the 10-year drought today.

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson became the first player since Jimmy Smith in 2005 to catch for 1,000 yards in a single season.

The last time the Jaguars had a receiver in the 1,000-yard club, it was Smith who caught 70 passes for 1,023 yards. This 2005 season capped off Jimmy's prolific Jaguars career -- a career that included nine 1000-yard seasons.

Since this 2005 season, the Jaguars have played in 156 games, drafted 12 wide receivers, and yielded zero 1,000-yard wide receivers. Ten years without a 1,000-yard receiver is a stat that goes a long way in illustrating the hardship and inconsistency that the team has gone through in recent seasons. (And also how hard it's been for Jaguars quarterbacks in that time span.)

And yet, here we are, with four more games to go after today, and Robinson is the youngest player in Jaguars history to catch for 1,000 yards.

Cheers, A-Rob.