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FSU’s Janarius Robinson expresses how Hurricane Michael’s devastation motivates him on the field

Robinson had a breakout performance with his family in the crowd.

Photo courtesy of Heather Bishop

After today’s contest, DE Janarius Robinson was made available to speak with the media about the Seminoles’ dominating defensive performance against Wake Forest. Robinson recently lost his childhood home in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael and he expressed how he will use turn his family’s loss into motivation on the field.

Robinson said, “I had pictures of my house in my locker today. Just looking at them reminded me I have an opportunity to get my family out of a situation playing football. I can change their life and get my momma a home.”

With everything going on, Robinson pushed through adversity and put together what could be considered his breakout performance of the year with his family in attendance. Coming into today’s game Robinson only had 11 TKL; he had SIX today. His previous single-game high this season was two.

In response to his performance and the team’s win, Robinson said “I felt pretty good. We went out there and expressed ourselves. I was down last week losing my house, but coming out there and putting everything out there for my teammates was a great feeling.”

Robinson also took his time to thank all of the Seminoles’ fans that donated to the GoFundMe account that was created in support of his family. It has currently raised $102,547 and continues to climb higher each day. When asked if he knew how much the account had raised he said “ I have no idea about that. I have been running around, but I appreciate everybody. It means a lot to me.”

See Janarius’ full post-game interview below.

Janarius Robinson post-game media availability

Posted by on Saturday, October 20, 2018