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Wake Forest LB Eldrick Robinson out for year with injury, Dave Clawson says

Barkley-Truaxby:Barkley Truax09/29/22

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High hopes for sophomore linebacker Eldrick Robinson inside the Wake Forest program will have to be put on hold for another year. Head coach Dave Clawson confirmed that the former Georgia Southern standout will be sidelined for the foreseeable future with a season-ending injury.

“He’ll be out for the rest of the year,” Clawson said. “He had a season-ending injury. Looking at the bright side, it’s his fourth game and he’s never redshirted, so that means I get an extra year with him. But he’ll miss the rest of the season, which is a shame.

“He was really coming on and playing some good football. He was becoming a valuable member of our linebacker crew and on special teams. We’ll be able to redshirt him this year and I get to spend three more years with him, so I’m excited about that.”

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While Robinson will retain an extra year thanks to a medical redshirt, it’s a tough pill to swallow after a slow start to his Demon Deacon career. Amassing just six total tackles to his credit through three games this season, Robinson did not suit up against No. 5 Clemson this past weekend.

Robinson, a 6-foot, 210-pound native of Pensacola, Florida, made 34 solo tackles and recorded two interceptions while with the Georgia Southern Eagles last season. His best performance of the season came in a 38-30 win at Texas State on Nov. 13, as he made 12 tackles and picked off a pass. In total, Robinson racked up 74 total tackles as a true freshman before entering the transfer portal back in February.

It seems Wake Forest will be forced to continue its season without Robinson’s services. Its next battle is set for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET against No. 23 Florida State live from Tallahassee despite the threat of Hurricane Ian passing through the state of Florida this week.