POTW: Anthony Robinson

Published 9:24 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Go ahead. Tell him he’s too small. Tell him his hands aren’t big enough to grip the ball.

Explain to him just exactly how he is too young take over leading an offense on a full-time basis.

Go ahead. He’s hared it all before.

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Tell him again, because all the doubters seem to do is motivate Anthony Robinson even more.

Not yet a freshman, Robinson figured to have the inside track in the battle for the Linden Patriots’ vacant quarterback spot by virtue of the fact that he served as the team’s backup in 2008.

Friday night in Thomasville, Robinson got his first major opportunity to show his worth as he took the signal-caller’s spot for the LHS spring game.

While completing his first five passes of the night, Robinson showed he was on the field to do more than simply manage the game.

By evening’s end, Robinson had gone 5-for-8 for 83 yards and two touchdown passes in the Pats’ 27-18 loss to 4A Thomasville.

Incidentally the dual-threat quarterback – who might be 5-foot-6 and 140 pounds wearing combat boots and carrying two pockets full of change – also ran for the only rushing score of the game by either team when he broke on a 20-yard jaunt to hit paydirt.

That final score meant that Robinson accounted for every point the Patriots put up on the night.

That’s not bad for a guy who is supposedly too young and too small to play quarterback at the varsity level.