TCU names sophomore Robinson starter at QB

The Sports Xchange

August 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm.

TCU named sophomore Shawn Robinson as its starting quarterback for the 2018 season.

Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson officially tabbed Robinson as his starter Saturday, a move that was expected after he appeared in six games as a true freshman in 2017.

Robinson completed 13 of 27 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns versus zero interceptions last season for TCU.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Robinson made his first collegiate start against rival Texas Tech on Nov. 18 and guided the Horned Frogs to a 27-3 victory.

Stepping in for injured starter Kenny Hill, Robinson struggled in the passing game, completing 6 of 17 for 85 yards and a touchdown.

However, he showed what a dangerous threat he could be on the ground by rushing for a career-best 84 yards on 10 carries.

TCU opens its season against Southern on Sept. 1. Backup quarterback Michael Collins, a transfer from Pennsylvania, also will see some action in that contest, Patterson said.

In high school, Robinson was named the Gatorade Texas Player of the year in 2016-17. He led DeSoto High to its first state championship in 2016 by throwing for 3,416 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,439 yards and 14 scores.