Commentary: Robinson will represent UCF well in NFL
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012 15:03
As Josh Robinson walked out of the Nicholson Field House following his Pro Day performance in front of numerous NFL scouts, it was apparent he was no longer just another student-athlete.
Instead, he has become the epitome of everything UCF football should stand for.
Robinson has proven to be the perfect model for college athletes, embodied by his positive attitude, humble personality and oh, yeah, he’s pretty fast too.
Whether he sneaks into the first round of the NFL draft, propelled by his freakish combine numbers, or sinks into the lower third or fourth round, the University can take solace in the fact that it will have a great representative for UCF in the NFL.
Robinson won’t be the first great Knight to play in the pros and prove he is an even better person. UCF is well represented by the likes of Bruce Miller, Josh Sitton and Kevin Smith, to name a few.
But with Josh, there’s something special.
I don’t know if its his tendency to personally address and thank fans on twitter or that he will be spending draft day at his local church with his family and friends, but there’s something about his aura that makes you proud to be a Knight.
With players making a mockery of their Alma Maters off of the field every other day – and a few Knights come to mind – it’s good to have a guy like Robinson on your side.
No matter how high he is drafted, no matter how well he ends up doing in his NFL career and no matter how much UCF’s secondary might miss him next season, alumni, fans and players alike can all be proud that Robinson is representing their school.
Even if he turns out to be a bust and simply a combine freak – although I’d say A.J. Green believes in Robinson’s corner abilities – he will still be a great ambassador for UCF.
At the end of the day, it’s great to have alumni in the Pro Bowl and in the Super Bowl, but knowing that your football program is producing quality people, who happen to be great players, is priceless.