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FOOTBALL: Robinson finds 'right fit' with UCO

Feb. 13—Cecil Robinson became a force for the Fightin' Chicks.

The Chickasha senior became a leader for the Fightin' Chicks up front, and he will have a chance to become a force at the next level as well. Robinson has completed his accomplished Chickasha football career, and he will take his talents to Edmond for his next chapter.

The senior made his decision official and was one of several Chickasha athletes to take part in a signing ceremony at Chickasha High School last week. He will be a Broncho at the University of Central Oklahoma once he finishes his time at Chickasha.

Robinson had the chance to play football at multiple places, and the tape showed why. Even though the decision was a difficult one, the connection between Robinson and UCO ended up being the right one.

"I felt like UCO will give me a great opportunity to be successful in life," Robinson said. "I had so many opportunities at different colleges, but I felt like UCO was the right fit for me."

Robinson said he started playing football in the third grade and credited his father with getting him started in a sport that has led to important opportunities in his life. Getting to continue playing that very sport is a special achievement for Robinson.

Celebrating his moment with everyone who has supported him through the years was also special.

"It means a lot to me," Robinson said. "Football is my favorite sport, so to be able to continue that, it's like a dream.

"It's very special because, without them, none of this would be possible."

Throughout the years of playing football, Robinson has loved creating bonds with his teammates. He did that with his Chickasha teammates.

"The main thing I love about the sport is the bond you build with your teammates," Robinson said. "Competing in Chickasha was great. I started competing at Chickasha in eighth grade and enjoyed it ever since."

Robinson ended his Chickasha career with an accomplished senior season that ended with him picking up honors. He earned the honor of District 4A-1 Offensive Lineman of the Year before getting named to the Class 4A West All-Star team.