Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson will not play football in 2016 because of multiple concussions.
Robinson, the son of former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson, did not participate in drills after suffering a concussion at the beginning of spring practice. He had seen a specialist and was evaluating his football career.
"After much contemplation and prayer, I have decided not to continue playing football due to multiple concussions," Robinson said. "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 [Brian] 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."
Robinson had 16 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown. He finishes his Notre Dame career with 65 catches for nearly 900 yards and seven touchdowns.
"This was an extremely tough decision for Corey," Kelly said. "He's such a committed kid to everything he does — whether it be academics, football, community service or campus leadership initiatives — that he wanted to finish his four-year career on the field. He was so excited to lead a group of young receivers this fall."
He was elected Notre Dame's student-body president in February and could have a less busy fall than he did in 2015 even with his student-government duties. From Blue and Gold Illustrated:
Last fall, Robinson not only participated on the football team and took 18 credits in the classroom, but he also wrote his senior thesis — as a junior — started a non-profit organization and served as an athletic representative in student government. He said he wanted to whittle that down to “only” football and student government in 2016.
Robinson applied for a Rhodes Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship and pondered whether to apply for acceptance in Notre Dame’s ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education Program), which includes two years as a teacher that culminates in receiving a Master’s of Education.
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