A hurdler like Najee Harris? Alabama RB Brian Robinson: 'Not really part of my game plan'

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Don't expect Alabama running back Brian Robinson to play the position like his predecessor, Steelers running back Najee Harris. 

Harris made plenty of highlight reels with his ability to leap over defenders. But Robinson, a Hillcrest alumnus, said he's not a big hurdle guy and that's not really part of his game plan. 

"I have my own style of how I run the ball," Robinson said Monday. "I like to break tackles and make people miss. Whatever way I can do that, just being instinctive. That's how I'm going to do that. More than likely it will be lowering the shoulder or dropping my pads." 

For reference, here's a preview of that style from the national championship game: 

Robinson finished 2020 with 91 carries for 483 yards and six touchdowns. As a redshirt senior, he's expected to lead the running back room filled with talented youngsters this season. 

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