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Sooner football player wins in the classroom

Jake Trotter Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm •  Published: May 19, 2009

On the field, the only memory many Sooner fans will have of Lamont Robinson was the costly interception he dropped in the end zone of last season’s Red River Shootout.

Robinson decided not to return to the Sooner football team for the upcoming season despite having another year of eligibility (though it’s doubtful he would’ve played much).

But Robinson had a very good reason for moving on with his life.

A 4.2 grade-point average, a degree in African-American studies, and a bright future away from football.

“I didn’t do the things athletically that everyone comes here dreaming about doing,” Robinson recently said during graduation weekend. “But the experience and the lessons I’ve learned and the person I am today, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Robinson’s future plans include running programs at a rehabilitation and homeless shelter.

He also plans on taking the LSAT next year in hopes of enrolling in law school.

Robinson won’t go down as one of the all-time great Sooner football players. But he leaves OU a winner.

By Jake Trotter

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