Tony Robinson playing QB at Tennessee
Tony Robinson former Tennessee Vols QB will be at Al White Motors Thursday from 10am-1pm. Robinson played college footballUniversity_of_Tennessee”>University of Tennessee from 1982 to 1985. After spending his first two seasons as a backup, he guided the 1984 Tennessee Volunteers football team to a 7-4-1 record and an appearance in the Sun Bowl. He led the 1985 “Sugar Bowl Vols” squad through a difficult first half of the season, and was a Heisman Trophy candidate until blowing out his right knee during a close game against Alabama.
In 1987, during the NFL strike, Robinson played in one game for the Redskins after the starting replacement quarterback was injured. He led the Redskins’ replacement players to an improbable 13-7 win over a Dallas Cowboys team that featured a number of players who had crossed the picket lines during the strike. His role was loosely portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the 2000 film The Replacements.