Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Texas star Bijon Robinson will not play in the bowl and has declared for the draft

Bijon Robinson leaves Austin for fourth on Texas’ all-time running backs list

Austin, Texas — Mole Robinsonwho joined the elite as one of the most prolific runners in history Texasannounced Monday that he would forgo his final season with the Longhorns and enter the draft NFL And Valero won’t be playing in the Alamo Bowl.

“While I was here I did everything God had planned for me,” Bijan ​​robinson, “It’s time to start a new journey. I’m excited to explore another part of my life…”

Mole Robinsonnative of Tucson, ArizonaDeja Austin 4th on the all-time running backs list TexasWith 3,410 career yards, trailing only Ricky Williams (6,279), Cedric Benson (5,540) and Earl Campbell (4,443). He became the first Texas player since Vince Young in 2004–05 with consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons, and he won the Doak Walker Award as the best running back in college football that year.

He talked about how Campbell welcomed him, inviting him into his home when he first arrived, telling him he would be the next great driver in Austin, and how Williams was like a big brother to him.

“As long as being a part of a line has been a blessing,” Robinson said. “I want to be a guy that all kids look up to on a different level. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind.”

With a rare combination of power and speed, Mole Robinson The 6-foot, 222-pound man had six TD runs of more than 30 yards this season, made 91 tackles and finished second in the nation with 1,002 yards after contact. he’s the eighth overall prospect Mel Kiper Jr. and is considered the best running back in the draft and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles as the fifth pick in a recent mock draft. Todd McShea.

After playing just nine games in a shortened 2020 season and a year limited to 10 games with an elbow injury, Robinson was a key figure in the recovery of Texas, Robinson led the nation in combined rushing and passing yards with 1,894 (1,580 rushing, 314 passing), was second with 20 total touchdowns, and led the Big 12 with 131.7 rushing yards and 157.83 total yards per game . longhorn 8-4 finish.

“Being a runner, it’s smart to keep your wheels on when you want to go NFL“, insisted Robinson. “I thought it was the right time to go and do it.”

Robinson finished his high school career as the all-time leader Arizona in rushing yards (7,036) and touchdowns (114) and was the first player in state history with consecutive 2,000-yard seasons.

He told that he will remain in Austin and will start training for the draft from January 2.

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