Robinson, Keenan

Card: Leaf Rookies 2012, Leaf Young Stars 2012
Acquired: 2012, Box Breaker.  2/16/2013, Longhorn Neighborhood Foundation Bowling Tournament

Keenan Robinson was a solid outside linebacker for the Texas Longhorns as a 3 year starter. In the 2011 campaign he notched 106 tackles, 10 TFL, 1 sack, and 2 FF. Keenan also earned Holiday Bowl MVP Honors after the season. Keenan in college wore (from what I can tell) undersized pads. Either that or the technology has come so far that they look small. Initially the name did not click when I got the Leaf Draft box breaker and I thought he was a wide receiver. His combine numbers were purely average, but this was good enough to rank him 4th among inside linebacker talent. A solid athlete, with a nose for the ball and decent pass coverage skills, Keenan was drafted in the 4th round of the 2012 draft by the Washington Redskins.  Jim Haslett and his defensive staff immediately shifted him to inside linebacker in the hope that he can become one of the heirs to aging superstar London Fletcher, but in the meantime expected Robinson to get a lot of repetition on leafys12 robinsonspecial teams and sparse time full-time in the lineup. He was able to scoop up 12 tackles, but blew out his pectoral muscle in Week 12 and missed the remainder of the season.

I got into the Longhorn Bowling event sheerly through my connections, and while I was there I happened to bump into James Kirkendoll who had shaved his dreds off. Along with him were Aaron Williams and Keenan Robinson. – I embarrassingly did not recognize them. They sat down and had lunch with me and were talking a whole gambit of topics from football to the women of Montreal. Later once the bowling teams were announced I finally attached the names to the faces that were sitting in front of me a short time earlier. Keenan took it all in stride and signed the Leaf Young Stars 2012 card for me. It turned out to be a great event and I hope that they consider expanding it in the future on a limited basis to the general public.