TCU names sophomore Shawn Robinson starter at QB

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Shawn Robinson was named the starter Saturday after appearing in six games as a true freshman last season.Photo Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

TCU named sophomore Shawn Robinson as its starting quarterback for the 2018 season.

TCU named sophomore Shawn Robinson as its starting quarterback for the 2018 season.

Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson officially tabbed Robinson as his starter Saturday, a move that was expected after he appeared in six games as a true freshman in 2017.

Robinson completed 13 of 27 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns versus zero interceptions last season for TCU.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Robinson made his first collegiate start against rival Texas Tech on Nov. 18 and guided the Horned Frogs to a 27-3 victory.

Stepping in for injured starter Kenny Hill, Robinson struggled in the passing game, completing 6 of 17 for 85 yards and a touchdown.

However, he showed what a dangerous threat he could be on the ground by rushing for a career-best 84 yards on 10 carries.

TCU opens its season against Southern on Sept. 1. Backup quarterback Michael Collins, a transfer from Pennsylvania, also will see some action in that contest, Patterson said.

In high school, Robinson was named the Gatorade Texas Player of the year in 2016-17. He led DeSoto High to its first state championship in 2016 by throwing for 3,416 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,439 yards and 14 scores.

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