Q-and-A with Ohio State 6-3 WR Brian Robiskie
Brian Robiskie

Posted Apr 2, 2009


Q)How did growing up with a former NFL coach and current assistant (Terry Robiskie) as a father help prepare you for the NFL?

Robiskie: I focused on this as business: I think growing up in household with my father, who's been doing this for a long time, it's definitely how I've approached it.

Q)How do you look back your experiences at Ohio State?

Robiskie: I think it's one of the best places to go as far as wanting to grow as a football player and grow as a person. I think Coach Tressel does a phenomenal job with his program of just bringing guys in and getting them ready physically and getting them ready for the mental side of it as well.

Q)Tell us about the influence of your dad . . .

Robiskie: I don't know where to begin. He's done so much for me. Having him to call when I have a question, he's always been there for me. He just continues to do so much. He's here with me now. I know he's here with the Falcons and he's doing his thing, but just knowing he's for me if I need something, it means a lot.

Q)Since your father is a receiver's coach, how much has that helped you?

Robiskie: He's helped me with a little more than that. It started out teaching me how my hands should be, but it's definitely developed and he's gotten a little more specific than that.

I just feel so blessed, because to have him coaching the position I play, it makes it great for me because he sees some things that not everyone can see.

Q)How much did it help you develop going against Malcolm Jenkins in practice?

Robiskie: Going against him for the past four years, just being able to practice against him and compete with him everyday at a level, it's helped both of our game alot. I know it's been great for both of us.

Q)How do you rank with the receivers in this class?

Robiskie: I think I'm right here with anybody in this class.

Q)What about the stigma that you aren't a burner?

Robiskie: It doesn't bother me. I don't know where that came from.



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