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Countdown to Kick-Off: Let’s talk #11 Zac Robinson

One if the best number elevens to wear the orange and black is the topic for 11 days until football.

OSU’s Zac Robinson (right) and Dez Bryant react to OSU’s 28-23 victory over Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, Sat., Oct. 11, 2008. Tulsa World File

In our countdown to kickoff, we’re now 11 days away from Cowboy football. In honor of that, let’s throw it back to one of the best to don the orange and black for the Cowboys, Zac Robinson.

I vividly remember one of the first Cowboy football games I ever watched. It was in 2007 when the Cowboys found a way to beat Graham Harrell, Michael Crabtree, and Danny Ammendola from the Texas Tech Red Raiders. That was the game that had the infamous Gundy rant post-game. But during that game, seemingly against all odds, Zac Robinson willed the Cowboys to victory in a shootout against one of the best offensive teams in the country.

Zac Robinson was the stud quarterback of the Gundy era. He started setting all sorts of offensive records for Oklahoma State (that is, until Brandon Weeden and Mason Rudolph came along). He was under center as the Cowboys began their climb to national prominence.

Robinson finished his career with 8,317 passing yards and 66 touchdowns, and 1,879 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground. At the time he graduated, 66 career passing touchdowns was a school record that has since been blown out of the water by Mason Rudolph. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it took years for his record to be broken.

Robinson ushered in the Gundy Era at Oklahoma State. He helped lead the team onto the national stage and make the Cowboys a threat to any team they played.

In this season opener against Georgia , which made the list at No. 1 in Phillip’s rankings of openers under Gundy, Robinson had a heck of a game. Here are some highlights from that epic win for the Cowboys:

In case you’re wondering what he’s up to now, Robinson works as an analyst for Pro Football Focus. Here’s a video of him breaking down Sam Darnold’s performance in the preseason game against the Redskins earlier this week.

Robinson’s career at Oklahoma State was most definitely a memorable one. We couldn’t go 11 days until football season without recognizing him.


Previous countdown articles:

No. 14 - The Changing of the Guard at OSU with No. 14 Taylor Cornelius
No. 13 - Ranking Gundy’s 13 Season Openers
No. 12 - The 12 toughtest players OSU will face from the 12 teams they’ll play this season