Now A’Shawn Robinson is an established member of the nation’s number one college football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide that is 12-1 overall and was Southeastern Conference champion with a 7-1 league record. The 6-4, 320-pound sophomore will be one of the key players as Bama takes on fourth-ranked Ohio State (12-1 and champion of the Big 10 with an 8-0 conference record) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sugar Bowl.
Robinson was a valuable contributor last year and continues to be a playmaker for Alabama. Robinson also has demonstrated versatility, playing nose tackle, tackle, and end on the defensive front.
Even after a fine freshman year, Robinson aspired to more. And he has done that. After 13 games, he has 47 tackles (14 solo, 6.5 tackles for loss), 2 pass breakups, 4 quarterback hurries, 1 forced fumble, and 1 blocked kick. The sophomore earned All-SEC honorable mention.
’BAMA Magazine/Bamamag.com spoke to the defensive force at media day held Tuesday in the Louisiana Superdome. He gave a self-evaluation of his performance this season and breaks down the challenges presented by Ohio State.