Player of the Week: Anthony Robinson Jr.

Published 11:09 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Anthony Robinson has a knack for elevating his game at the absolute best moment.

The sophomore quarterback made all-state a season ago for his all-around athleticism. He has been able to lead the Patriots with his passing, rushing, return and coverage ability.

Friday night against Brantley — the team that bounced the Patriots from the third round of the state playoffs last year — Robinson had his talents on full display.

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Nevermind the fact that Kendarius Fritts rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Robinson added insult to the injury inflicted by Fritts when he turned to the air to further demoralize the Bulldogs.

He passed 150 yards, completing 6 of his 10 attempts on the evening. He also hooked up with Gerald Bruno for a touchdown.

And then he showed Brantley he could run a little bit by scampering for 35 yards and a touchdown.

And, just in case there was some thought that his diminutive stature would lead to complications in pass coverage, Robinson showed Brantley it could pass with the proficiency he was in the process of displaying.

From his cornerback spot, Robinson picked off two passes to help seal Linden’s 42-7 win.

He is an unquestioned danger anytime he touches the ball. Whether it is offensively, defensively or on special teams, Robinson plays the game without fear.

If he can continue to do just that throughout the Class 1A state playoffs, there is a strong chance the Patriots could find themselves with reservations for six just five weeks from now.