Introducing our new series “Husker Football Spotlight.” This is a series where we will examine many players on the football team and provide stories of their background and where they came from. We will also examine their playing ability and make predictions on if they will make an impact for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this season.
Our first spotlight is Wan’Dale Robinson.
Robinson started making a name for himself in Frankfort, Kentucky at Western Hills High School. He was a stand out two way player that became one of the best players in Kentucky and the nation. According to Huskers.com, he accumulated 8,582 yards from scrimmage with 118 offensive touchdowns in his High School career. He was clearly an offensive force, however, he made a name for himself on defense as well. In his senior year he had 113 tackles with 12 TFL’s. He had three interceptions and six forced fumbles. On special teams, he had five kickoff returns and six punt returns.
He became Kentucky’s Mr. Football and Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the year. Robinson was also one of five finalists for the 2019 All-American Bowl Player-of-the-Year award.
Wan’Dale made an immediate impact for himself in his freshmen year at Nebraska. If anyone watched Husker football last year, they know exactly who he is.
Huskers.com’s list of his accomplishments in 2019: Paul Hornung Award Finalist (2019)» Second-Team Freshman All-American (2019, The Athletic)» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2019, Media)» Two-Time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 23, 2019; Oct. 7, 2019)» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2019)
He also set two Nebraska football freshmen records:
- Season Receptions by a True Freshman (40)
- Season Receiving Yards by a True Freshman (443 in 2019)
He amassed 1,000 all-purpose yards as a true freshmen. The last three Huskers to do that as a freshmen were Ahman Green (1995), Ameer Abdullah (2011) and De’Mornay Pierson-El (2014). This is a great group to be apart of.
Wan’Dale clearly expresses his love for Nebraska and shows no signs of leaving. We have Wan’Dale for 2-3 more years. He is our top play-maker on offense and will be a force for Husker football this season.