Salpointe alumnus Bijan Robinson '20, who plays football at the University of Texas, was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List last week. Eighty players from 65 colleges across the nation made the preseason list that honors the college football player of the year.
Robinson gained 703 yards on 86 attempts at Texas last year for an average of 8.2 yards per carry with four touchdowns. Bijan is the only two-time Ed Doherty Award winner, given to the top high school football player in the state of Arizona.
At Salpointe, Bijan set school records in rushing yards and touchdowns and helped lead the Lancers to the 4A State Championship game in 2018.