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Former Demon makes all-SEC 2nd team

Mississippi State University’s Josh Robinson turned in a solid year and has been rewarded for it.

The junior running back has been selected a second-team all-Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Football Team player and a second-team player by the Associated Press.

Robinson put up some great numbers throughout the regular season.

He finished with a team-leading 1,128 rushing yards on 177 carries (6.4 yards per attempt) and was second on the club to quarterback Dak Prescott with 13 touchdowns. Robinson averaged 94 yards per game.

He also caught 28 passes for 370 yards and a score.

Robinson said he knew this year was going to come.

“I just trained myself from the time I stepped on at Mississippi State,” Robinson said. “It was time to compete against the best.”

Robinson said whatever you plant, you harvest.

“God showed me how to grind daily,” Robinson said.

Robinson’s rushing yards ranked him third in the Southeastern Conference and 35th in the country.

Auburn’s Cameron Artis-Payne was first in the SEC with 1,482 yards on 277 attempts (5.4) and 11 touchdowns and Georgia’s Nick Chubb at 1,281 yards on 186 carries (6.9) and 12 scores.

Artis-Payne and Chubb were first-team selections by both groups.

Mississippi went 10-2 overall this season and 6-2 in conference play. The Bulldogs finished second in the SEC West behind Alabama won the SEC West and then defeated SEC East Champion Missouri, 42-13, in the SEC title game.

Mississippi State’s next game is Dec. 31 against Georgia Tech in the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Fla. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.