Academic All Star - Troy Robinson

By wbng sports

November 11, 2010 Updated Nov 11, 2010 at 10:20 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton)

"I like to be looked at as a leader definitely. I mean this is my third year on the team and last year I was one of the bigger contributors. I have the experience and I was hoping that people look up to me."

Unlike many wide receivers, you won't hear much from Wildcats senior Troy Robinson.
He doesn't like to make speeches, preferring to let his play do the talking.

This season it spoke loudly.

Robinson finished with 33 catches for 581 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Coach Fred Deinhardt says, "He's just a consistant...consistantly tough and strong athlete. He's just there everyday, on time at practice all the time. Puts a ton of work in the off-season and you know when he's on the football field, he's giving you every bit of energy and effort he can give you."

Robinson also plays basketball, the sport he grew up loving.
But that changed to football after winning the sectional title last November.

Troy says, "We start in the middle of August and we go until mid November and you spend some much time every day with these guys and you develop such a bond with everybody..they're like your family so…I mean that's why it's so special with football, you're always with them and it's such a physical game, it brings you closer with everybody."

Robinson takes some AP courses in school.
And with his love for the comroderie of football, it's no wonder his favorite subject in school is chemistry.
He isn't sure where he'll go to college or what he'll study.

But he's sure to keep up the hard work in both the classroom and the football field.
For this week's Mirabito Academic All-Star, I'm Gabe Osterhout.

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