Brian Robiskie is a Lot More than Just a WR with Great Hands

Brian Robiskie is a Lot More than Just a WR with Great Hands
Brian Robiskie

Brian Robiskie is a Lot More than Just a WR with Great Hands

Brian Robiskie, the wide receiver for the Buckeyes, is one of three finalists for the 2008 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year award according to Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.  Brian was also the second runner-up for the male Sports Scholar of the Year award.  He is the first finalist for the Ashe award from OSU.  Brian carries a 3.44 GPA in marketing.

By Bill Smith

    About his being a finalist, Brian told Diverse “I appreciate all the honors and recognition I have received as a part of Ohio State, but this one is different because it encompasses so much.  Just the fact that it stands for Arthur Ashe and his values says a lot about the award. They are not simply looking for the best athlete, but a person who does well in the classroom and reaches back into the community, a real student-athlete. It’s definitely a tremendous honor.”

    Diverse also spoke with Coach Tressel.  “Brian represents the football program and Ohio State at the top level in the classroom, on the field and in outreach. This is just another acknowledgement of an outstanding young man from a wonderful family,” Coach Jim Tressel said. “It is an exceptional honor to be recognized for the same attributes that distinguished Arthur Ashe. I know the Robiskie family and Brian’s teammates will be extremely proud of him.”

    Brian is the son of Terry Robiskie, the NFL wide receivers coach currently working with the Atlanta Falcons.  While Terry was the WR coach of the Browns, he showed a kindness and great appreciation to the fans that make his job possible.  Terry hosted the Ladies' Browns Fan night.  Terry is quiet but has a great understanding of the game.  Brian has many of those same traits.  

    Brian has shown a coolness under fire that is far beyond his years.  He is currently one of the major reasons OSU fans have reason to be excited about the 2008 version of the team.

    Congratulations to Brian and all the student-athletes involved in the 2008 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year award program.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent.  He is a senior writer for  He has also published several novels on and edits
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