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GMC athlete named NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year
GMC athlete named NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year

Throughout the 2013 season, Georgia Military freshman Jovon Robinson proved to be one of the best running backs in the history of two-year college football. Breaking two single-season records and tying two more, Robinson was selected as this year’s Spalding® NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year.

Breaking two NJCAA single-season rushing records, Robinson compiled 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns on the ground this season. Robinson’s 34 rushing touchdowns shattered former Rochester running back Isaac Odim’s record of 27 set in 2007.

The previous single-season rushing record of 2,338 yards has stood since 1996 when the record was set by Rodrick Johnson of Dixie State – now an NCAA Division II program.

Robinson also tied Normandale running back Tom Zenner’s single-season records of 204 points and 34 touchdowns that have both been untouched since 1987. Robinson’s sensational year led Georgia Military to an undefeated 11-0 record in the regular season. The Bulldogs rode their star running back to four victories over top five opponents and the program’s first appearance in the NJCAA National Championship Game.

Despite falling to No. 2 East Mississippi in the Mississippi Bowl, Robinson accumulated 238 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Robinson is planning on coming back to Georgia Military for his sophomore season. If the former Auburn-signee returns to Milledgeville, he will likely be one of the most highly-coveted two-year prospects in 2014. - See more at: http://www.njcaa.org/newsArticle.cfm?articleId=20616#sthash.h6SHX8Fg.dpuf

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