Chris Robison’s record-setting freshman season for the Florida Atlantic football program may be most remembered for something the star quarterback accomplished that had nothing at all to do with football.
The 6-foot-1, 177-pound four-star recruit wound up at FAU after being kicked off the Oklahoma football team following a string of team violation offenses.
After an adjustment period, Owls coach Lake Kiffin recently told the Florida Sun-Sentinel that Robison had “made great strides” in terms of maturing.
There was never much question about what Robison was capable of on the field and his first 12 games with the Owls have only added to his legacy. On the year, Robison passed for 2,533 yards and 12 touchdowns, including a record-setting 471 yards and three touchdown performance against Air Force in a 33-27 win.
That’s in keeping with the ability Robison regularly displayed at Horn High, where he passed for 8,027 yards and 95 touchdowns over his career in being ranked as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals and No. 7 by 247Sports.