If Doug Flutie can do it, so can Andrew Robison. When the starting quarterback for Franklin Christian Academy in Tennessee went down with cramping recently, the only backup quarterback they had handy was a bit young for varsity play. No, he was not a freshman. He wasn’t an inexperienced sophomore or an eight-grader whose skills are so advanced he can hang with the high schoolers. Instead, the quarterback they turned to is in sixth grade.
Enter Robison, who is no more than 11 or 12 years old yet somehow managed to fire a 63-yard touchdown pass with his first ever snap in a varsity game. As Off the Bench pointed out, that unofficially makes him the youngest player to ever throw a touchdown pass in a varsity high school game.
Robison is the starting quarterback for Franklin’s middle school team, and he is listed at 5-foot-1, 100 pounds. Typically we would wonder if his parents were angry with the coach for putting their son in danger against much larger kids, but Andrew’s father, Drew Robison, happens to be the head football coach and athletic director at Franklin Christian.
We are no strangers to major colleges recruiting 14-year-old quarterbacks and eighth graders to play hoops, but is it possible Robison will set the bar even higher (lower?) after his recent performance? Nothing would surprise us at this point.
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