Robinson named CFPA Division I FBS National Linebacker Performer of the Week
Sept. 5, 2010
Junior linebacker Keenan Robinson has been selected as the College Football Performance Awards Division I FBS National Linebacker Performer of the Week for week one, the CFPA has announced.
In the 34-17 win over Rice, Robinson recorded six tackles (five solo), one tackle for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown. Texas held Rice to 219 yards on 60 plays (3.7 average) while forcing two turnovers and notching nine tackles for loss and three sacks for minus -32 yards.
After Rice managed a 14-play, 60-yard FG drive to open the game, Texas limited the Owls to 28 yards on 15 plays over the next four series that did not result in scores. On the Owls second series, Robinson ended the drive with an interception, the first of his career, which led to a Texas field goal.
After Texas took a 10-0 lead with nearly eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, defensive end Sam Acho produced a sack and forced fumble that was scooped up by Robinson, who raced 10 yards into the end zone to give Texas a 17-3 lead. The fumble recovery and touchdown were the firsts of Robinson's career.
"I feel like we came into the game with a good scheme on defense," Robinson said. "Everybody was in the right place. It's a team effort out there. I feel like I was doing my part inside the scheme and those are how those plays were made (interception and fumble recovery for TD)."
An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection last season, Robinson has tallied 104 tackles (63 solo), eight TFL, 2.5 sacks, two pressures, one INT, five PBU, one fumble recovery and one punt block during his career. He has played in 27 career games while starting 15.