Shawn Robinson is quickly becoming legendary around the TCU campus.
Just halfway through his second season on the Arlington campus, the Desoto High grad is already being mentioned in the same breath with Horned Frogs standard-bearer and current NFL star quarterback Andy Dalton as one of the program’s best ever signal callers.
The Star-Telegram recently marveled that Robinson’s stats (101-of-168, 60.1 percent, 1,108 yards, 4-2) easily mirror those of Dalton (100-of-163, 61.3 percent, 1,017 yards, 4-2 record) over their first six games.
The strong-armed quarterback was at his best when the then No. 15 ranked Horned Frogs faced off against fourth-ranked Ohio State back in September, passing for 308 yards and a touchdown in a high-scoring 40-28 shootout.
Robinson was recently ranked the eighth most important player in Texas on Dave Campbell’s Texas Football list, with the author marveling “his pure arm strength ranks near the top of college football. The big question is how much help he’ll receive from a TCU offensive line. Regardless, expect Robinson be a problem for opposing Big 12 defenses over the next few years.”
Through TCU’s first six games this season, Robinson has passed for 1,313 yards and nine touchdowns, including 290 yards and two scores against Texas Tech after being sidelined most of the week with a shoulder injury.
Robinson remains a legend at DeSoto, where he led the school to its first state championship on the way to being named Texas Gatorade Player of the Year.