Alabama lineman Cam Robinson on viral block: ‘I don’t get to go downfield much’

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 13: Amari Cooper #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates scoring a touchdown against Southern Miss Golden Eagles with Cam Robinson #74 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 13: Amari Cooper #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates scoring a touchdown against Southern Miss Golden Eagles with Cam Robinson #74 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Thanks to Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson, the race for block of the year might already be finished.

The 6-foot-6, 326-pound sophomore lineman made a push for the ages against Wisconsin this past Saturday, driving his defender at least 20 yards downfield before discarding him out of bounds in the Crimson Tide’s 35-17 victory over the Badgers.

Credit: Ricky Muncie (SB Nation)

Credit: Ricky Muncie (SB Nation)

Speaking with media before practice on Tuesday afternoon, Robinson laughed when the play was mentioned.

“It was a pretty good feeling,” he said according to TideSports.com‘s Allesandra Delrose. “I don’t get to go downfield much, so it was pretty fun, I guess.”

Robinson claimed he did not realize how far he traveled until watching film of the game.

“While it was going on, I was kind of in the moment, so to speak,” he said. “I didn’t really notice it until I got up and was like, ‘Oh man, I’m kinda far down the field.’”

Alabama moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in Tuesday’s Associated Press Top 25, and will face Middle Tennessee State on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Tuscaloosa.


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