Know Your Purdue Quarterback: Sean Robinson

Sean Robinson warming up

When the players reported earlier this season for the start of practice the depth chart at quarterback probably read something like this:

  1. Robert Marve
  2. Caleb Ter Bush
  3. Rob Henry
  4. Justin Siller
  5. Sean Robinson
  6. Skyler Titus

Sean Robinson was not supposed to see the field this season. He was going to redshirt so that he would have more time at Purdue. Robert Marve was the man with the coaches saying that Ter Bush and Henry were both neck and neck for the backup role. I will not rehash the season so far. Here is the list of reasons for the quarterback turnover:

  1. Robert Marve (ACL)
  2. Caleb Ter Bush (Academics)
  3. Rob Henry (Finger)
  4. Justin Siller (Lower Leg)

So as you can see Sean is playing out of necessity. Sean Robinson is not just a walk on as most fifth stringers would be. When Purdue signed him earlier in the season Coach Hope was thrilled. At the signing day meeting they had with the fans he raved about the quarterback as they showed film of him. He was only a three star prospect, but was ranked the #10 dual threat quarterback nationally by Rivals, and #6 by Tom Lemming. He threw for over 1,600 yards and rushed for over 1,000 as a junior at Rochester High School in Illinois. He threw for over 2,300 yards his senior season to go along with rushing for over 1,200 yards. He accounted for 34 touchdowns his junior season, and 49 his senior season. He played wide receiver his freshman and sophomore seasons in high school. One thing that I really found interesting about him was that he was all conference his freshman year in high school as a punter. Apparently he can do it all. Purdue will need him to do it all this weekend when they travel to Illinois. He was on the field for his first three plays against Minnesota before his fumble ended the drive. He was thrown into the fire last week at Ohio State when Rob Henry injured his finger. This week he is the man at practice getting all the reps with the #1’s. I really want to travel to Champaign to see what this kid can do. We might be surprised.

Hopefully I will not have to do a know your quarterback next week for Skyler Titus. We can have one week with no injuries…can’t we?


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