The rumbling had been growing louder and today it is official. Sophomore wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson announced he will enter the transfer portal and play football elsewhere.
thank you so much, Nebraska pic.twitter.com/WnqYV9MDvz— Wan’Dale Robinson (@wanda1erobinson) January 11, 2021
The text from the tweet:
I don’t even know where to begin. This past year has been a stressful one for everyone. This past year has brought so many ups and downs to everyone’s life. For me, towards the end of 2020 my mother tested positive for COVID-19 which eventually led to her having to be hospitalized. With some of her health complications this disease has caused other issues to occur. For anyone who knows me knows she’s the biggest reason I play the game of football. Being away from my mother and not seeing her during the season hurt me. With that being said, I will be entering my name into the transfer portal. I intend to find a place closer to my mother and family that will still allow me to achieve my dreams and goals.
l can’t thank Coach Frost, Coach Held, Coach Walters, Coach Lubick and the rest of staff enough for the opportunity they had given me. They helped me grow on and off the field. I will always be forever grateful for that.
To my teammates, I will miss you guys more than you’ll ever know and I wish all of you the best of luck on the next season. I hope the band we created will not be broken based on where each of us play. I will cherish every moment I had with you guys and my love for all of you won’t change.
To the best fans in college football, Husker nation is like no other. You guys had our backs through all the ups and downs. I can’t thank you guys enough for the cheers, screaming and yelling for myself and everyone.
Wan’Dale was electric on the field from the moment he put on a Husker uniform. He split time between running back and wideout, not a small task for a young player. However, I think he made just as big an impression off the field; in how he handled media attention and how he talked about the game, the team and his role. He is an impressive young man.
In 2019, he set receiving records for a true freshman at Nebraska with 40 receptions and 453 yards (in 10 games). As a sophomore, he had 51 receptions and 461 yards in eight games. He was a second team freshman All-American in 2019.
This pandemic has made life extremely difficult for people everywhere. It is hard to imagine the stress for Wan’Dale while his mother was sick. We wish him the best!