Robinson Switched Back to Receiver

Sophomore Stephone Robinson is back to playing on the offensive side of the ball.

Stephone Robinson, the versatile 5-10, 185-pound athlete, was originally recruited as a wide receiver out of Denver's Mullen High School, but switched to cornerback in August 2004.

Two games into the 2005 season, Robinson found himself back on the other side of the line.

"Coach Barnett came to me after the New Mexico State game," Robinson said Monday. "He asked me to come over to offense. I guess he thinks I can help on offense more than defense.

"Whatever I can do to help the team is the attitude I have. I feel like I can make more big plays on offense instead of defense."

Robinson has been practicing as a receiver the past two weeks. He played a few snaps at receiver late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game vs. Texas A&M.

"I'm just trying to learn the offense again," he said. "It's coming back to me. I'm starting to get comfortable with it again."

What hasn't changed is Robinson's role as the Buffs' main return man in both punt and kickoff situations. Robinson had been hampered by a hamstring issue this fall, but he said on Monday the hamstring is "a lot better."


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