UWA Coach Will Hall Statement on Anthony RobinsonBy Staff Reports Published 3:28pm Monday, September 2, 2013
LIVINGSTON – University of West Alabama freshman defensive back Anthony Robinson, 19, was killed in a two-vehicle crash late Sunday afternoon on U.S. 43 just south of his hometown of Linden.
Following is a statement from UWA head football coach Will Hall regarding Robinson’s tragic passing:
“Anthony was a tremendous young man, always happy. He had that rare “it” factor that is difficult to explain, but very easy to see. People were drawn to Anthony and he to them. Very rarely does a freshman impact a team right away, but Anthony had already had a tremendous impact on our football team in a very short time.
“He was a great player, but an even better person. That is so painfully obvious by the way the entire town of Linden and our football team is hurting right now.
“He embraced the AIE (Attitude Is Everything) mentality of our program and we will continue to press forward because we believe that’s what Anthony would want us to do.”
Funeral arrangements are pending.