"He (means much) more than everyone thinks to our team,” redshirt sophomore receiver Hubert Anyiam said. "He’s the quarterback and a leader at the same time. I think a lot of people have taken him for granted this year.”
Said Brewer: "He’ll be more appreciated after he leaves, looking back at what he’s done, but (it’s like that) anywhere. No matter what sport you’re in, they don’t appreciate you until you leave and see the body of work you’ve accomplished.”
And it’s an impressive body of work.
Robinson’s career numbers put his impact on the Cowboys’ program into perspective:
First in passing yards (8,199), first in total offense (10,048), first in touchdown passes (66). And he ranks first or second in several single-season marks as well.
Even those lofty numbers don’t reveal the long-term impact Robinson — and several of his fellow seniors, including Okung and Andre Sexton — have had on the program now and in the future.
Said Robinson: "Going back and looking at the 4-7 season and where the program is today, I think we have accomplished a lot as a senior class and kind of taken it to the next level.
"It’s all about recruiting. If you can get top 15 classes it makes all the difference. If they don’t come now... it’s now or never basically, with the facilities we have and the success we had the past few years. We’ve accomplished quite a bit.”