March 23, 2012
Monticello's Isaac Robinson made the most of his senior football season, rushing for 2, 017 yards and 28 touchdowns. A first year starter, the Mustang running back led the Jefferson District in both categories and was named Central Virginia Offensive Player of the Year.
"His great asset was his strength and his speed down the field," said Monticello head football coach Rodney Redd. "I can say he's probably the best we've had at that so he definitely made his mark on the program that way and just carried on the long tradition of great tailbacks that we've had here."
He is just the second in Mustang history to rush for over 2000 yards in a season and ranks third all-time in multipurpose yards despite starting just one year. Isaac moved to Charlottesville in spring of 2009 from Iowa. He was the back-up fullback in 2010 before earning a starting role at running back in 2011.
"it really depends on how much you want it honestly," he said. "If you're a running back you have to prepare for the position. You have your highs and lows so you gotta know what to do when you have those."
In addition to his football ability, Isaac is also a track and field star. This past winter, he claimed gold at the Jefferson District, Region II and VHSL State Championship indoor meets in the high jump. In the past, he was also a member of the Monticello swim team and the senior even plays the violin.
"He was a phenomenal example of what it meant to be a well-rounded student-athlete," said Redd. "He was able to take a rigorous curriculum and then also have about a 3.0 grade point average and obviously excel in other arenas as well."
Isaac plans to continue his football career at a post-graduate program next year and says he's deciding between Hargrave Military and Fork Union. He's hopeful the extra year will give him a Division I college opportunity.
"It helps you develop more and it also gives you better looks," he said of the postgraduate option. "I'll build on what I did last year, obviously getting my size up and speed up, just building on what I did this year."