Written by: Lydia Knoll (@lydddknoll)
There are now 60 days remaining until the Indiana Hoosiers kick-off the 2016 season in Miami against the Florida International Golden Panthers. Join us each day for each part of our 100-day countdown to the opener! Current IU player, Logan Robbins is wearing #60.
Logan Robbins (Red Shirt Freshman)
-Weight: 205 pounds
-Hometown: Noblesville, IN
-Position: Long Snapper
Another homegrown Hoosier, Robbins is from Noblesville, IN where he played as a long snapper as well as a tight end. He caught a total of eight passes for 83 yards and one touchdown. He was named Academic All State by Indiana Football Coaches Association. Academics played a part in his decision in coming to Indiana, as well, where he walked onto the team last fall. He was redshirted last season but told me, “the goal is always to play and I am always going to prepare like I will be playing on game day…” I had the opportunity to ask Robbins about the walk-on process and his experience. According to Robbins, “the walkon process was definitely football oriented to assess our abilities but it was also testing out our commitment to the team and being on time to everything. They put us through some agility drills to assess our athleticism and then it was more position related stuff afterward... but it tested more than just football skill.” Robbins knew that he wanted to continue playing football after high school and wanted to be at a school close to home, so thankfully Indiana has given the opportunity to do both.
As we approach the 2016 season, Robbins is second string long snapper behind Dan Godsil who appeared in all 13 games last season. Godsil will be returning, but should an injury occur Robbins will have his shot on the field.
An interesting fact about Robbins is that he is legally blind in his right eye. He was born with it that way so it has never bothered him, he’s just learned to play despite of it. In high school he would wear a visor to protect his good eye but has never used contacts or anything for his right eye.
Share any comments or memories about Logan Robbins in the comments section (or on the message boards) and be sure to come back to Hoosier Huddle each day during our countdown!