Concussions have ended the career of Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson, who was productive for the Irish and also known for being the son of NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson, “The Admiral.”
Robinson caught 65 passes for 896 yards and seven touchdowns in this seasons in South Bend and was going to be the leading returning receiver for Brian Kelly’s team next season.
Robinson missed spring practice and his retirement was expected by many ND followers.
Senior Corey Robinson will not play for the Irish in 2016, but will continue to serve as a leader for the program. pic.twitter.com/gua4JOJWot
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) June 15, 2016
Don’t worry about Robinson, though. As son of one of the better guys to ever star in the NBA, Robinson has a great head on his shoulders. In February, he was elected student-body president by his peers, and hopes to become a Rhodes Scholar in the coming years. According to the Chicago Tribune, Robinson has studied abroad in South Africa and Israel.
In a statement, Robinson said:
“After much contemplation and prayer, I have decided not to continue playing football due to multiple concussions. I couldn’t have come to this difficult personal decision without the incredible support from so many within the Notre Dame football program. I am extremely thankful to Coach Kelly and his staff for the life-changing opportunity to play football at the greatest University in the world. I will continue to help our team as a student assistant and look forward to a great senior year.”
He’ll also stay with Kelly’s program as a student assistant.
While we’ll never see Robinson reach the heights of the athletic stage like his father, we might see him take on ever more significant roles in the world down the line.