Big 12: Senior Bowl
Robinson got that and more in strong play for the South team at Saturday's game at Mobile, Ala.
His efforts in practices during the week enabled him to get most of the playing time for the South team in its 31-13 loss to the North.
The South team struggled, but it wasn't necessarily Robinson's fault. He completed 12 of 21 passes for a game-high 176 yards as he outplayed fellow South quarterbacks Tim Tebow of Florida and Jarrett Brown of West Virginia. Robinson hooked up with Colin Peak on a 19-yard touchdown pass shortly before halftime to account for the South team's only touchdown.
Robinson, like Tebow, had two fumbles including one lost. And Robinson had minus-9 yards in four carries including two sacks.
Here's a look at the individual statistics and participation for the Big 12 alumni in the game.
- Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon: Started, two tackles, three assists, .5 tackle for a loss, one interception for 43 yards, one pass broken up.
- Nebraska linebacker Phillip Dillard: One tackle, two assists.
- Nebraska safety Larry Asante: Started, one tackle, one forced fumble.
- Oklahoma running back Chris Brown: Saw action.
- Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander: Saw action.
Robinson, Florida's Tim Tebow and West Virginia's Jarrett Brown all will have the opportunity to play in the game, which will be played Jan. 30 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Obviously, much of the attention for fans in the Mobile area will be riveted on Tebow. That scenario might be the best opportunity for Robinson, who struggled with injuries during his senior season with the Cowboys.
Despite those injuries, Robinson was a finalist for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award this season in addition to being named honorable mention All-Big 12. He leaves Oklahoma State with numerous records under his belt, including total offense (10,175), passing yards (8,317), touchdown passes (66) and completion percentage (61.2).
Robinson's multi-purpose talents are expected to be his strongest attribute when working before the NFL scouts during the week leading up to the game.
It's his chance to shine. In order to better his draft status, he needs a big week.
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
The Senior Bowl usually has the best players of any of the postseason college all-star games. And it's that way again this season with most of the top senior players hoping to show what they can do for a bevy of pro scouts who have spent this week watching them work out.
Saturday's contest will have a little more interest for Big 12 fans for another reason. Texas and Oklahoma players will be pitted on different teams in the game, which begins at 7 p.m. ET from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. It will be shown on the NFL Network.
I know it's not quite like the Red River Rivalry, but it still might be interesting when Texas wide receiver Quan Cosby of the South runs some routes against Oklahoma linebacker/defensive back Nic Harris of the North team in Saturday's game.
Below is a list of Big 12 players who will be participating with their uniform numbers in parentheses. And here's a link for complete rosters for the North and South teams from the Senior Bowl's Web site.
North: Oklahoma LB-DB Nic Harris (No. 5), Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell (No. 6), Oklahoma WR Juaquin Iglesias (No. 9), Missouri DB William Moore (No. 11), Oklahoma WR Manny Johnson (No. 22), Oklahoma T Phil Loadholt (No. 79), Oklahoma State TE Brandon Pettigrew (No. 87) and Missouri DT Ziggy Hood (No. 94).
South: Texas WR Quan Cosby (No. 6).