Robinette is soaring Air Force passing game to rare altitudes
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Robinette is soaring Air Force passing game to rare altitudes

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter feature on Air Force's Jalen Robinette.

Photo: Jalen Robinette stretches for a pass against San Diego State.

A time-honored test for high school football coaches to find linemen is to watch for nimble feet on big kids playing basketball in gym class.

Well, in the era of the spread passing game offense, Air Force’s football coaches took that method to another dimension while they recruited Jalen Robinette out Bexley High in suburban Columbus, Ohio. He was high school quarterback the Falcons projected as a Division I college wide receiver. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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