Furman’s Robinson Gets National Honor

Furman Defeats VMI, 24-21
Furman Defeats VMI, 24-21

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Furman safety Trey Robinson has been named STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week, it has been announced.

Robinson, who earlier today was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, collected the national scroll after keying a decisive Furman defensive effort in the Paladins’ 16-15 victory over FBS American Conference member UCF.  The 6-foot-1, 212-pound junior totaled 10 tackles and two interceptions, including a game sealing pickoff at the UCF 37-yard line with 49 seconds remaining.

The Spartanburg, S.C., and former Dorman High School standout notched his first interception in the second quarter at the Furman 17 to end a UCF scoring chance, helping set the groundwork for the Paladins’ comeback from a 12-0 deficit.

The Spartanburg, S.C., native and former Dorman High School standout headlined a defensive effort that limited the Knights to 269 total yards, including just 112 yards in the second half.  On Sunday he was named College Sports Madness National Defensive Player of the Week.

Robinson is the sixth Paladin to garner national player of the week honors over the last three seasons.

Furman’s win over UCF was its sixth over FBS opposition since the advent of NCAA I-AA (now FCS) in 1982 but first over an FBS foe since 1999 when the Paladins downed North Carolina, 28-3.

The Paladins open SoCon play this Saturday when they play host to VMI in a 3:00 p.m. ESPN broadcast, Family Weekend contest at Paladin Stadium.


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