Bijan Robinson fastest Texas running back to 1,000 yards since Jamaal Charles

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When Bijan Robinson stepped foot on campus, the feeling was he would be the next great running back to come out of Austin. His recruiting rating alone was good enough to catch some eyes. Once he stepped on the field, it was known how great he would truly be.

Despite only been on campus for 13 games, Robinson has already etched his name in the Texas record book a couple of times. The sophomore was successful when Tom Herman allowed him to be and he is reaping the benefits of Steve Sarkisian’s scheme thus far.

Saturday against Rice, Robinson rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries. His career total is now up to 1,002 yards on 138 attempts and is the 55th Longhorn to ever accomplish the feat.

To add on, only Jamaal Charles has reached the career 1,000 rushing yard mark as quickly as Robinson. Both did it on carry No. 138 in the nonconference portion of their sophomore season.

Charles’ career ended after three seasons, with 3,328 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns. Robinson will have the opportunity to surpass those numbers if he continues to perform the way he has.

The difference between the two may be in the passing game. With the nature of Sarkisian’s play-calling, Robinson is going to get a few more receptions out of the backfield than Charles did under Mack Brown. The current Texas running back has already matched receiving touchdowns with three and is one pace to finish with more yards as well.

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