The stories continue to flow about Stacy Robinson, the former Bison and New York Giants receiver who passed away last night. Story is here.
Stacy, I believe, was my first interview as a cub reporter back in the day. I don’t remember the specifics, but I’m pretty certain he answered the questions with respect, which he always did. I always remembered him as a really good guy and I’m not alone on that one.
Don Morton relayed the story last night how Stacy was having some trouble catching passes. It stumped the coaching staff because he was such a great athlete and it just didn’t seem right. Turns out he needed glasses and the rest is history. Morton also talked about how Robinson transferred to NDSU from a smaller Division I school in Texas as a quarterback. That’s where he started with the Bison before he was switched to receiver. It wasn’t easy back in the veer option days for a kid to go from QB to receiver, but he handled it very well, former players and Morton said. “He wasn’t a guy who demanded the ball,” said center Mike Favor.
My best memory of watching him play (and maybe somebody can help me with the details of when and who it was against if that bleepin comments technicality is fixed) was a long pass that Robinson went horizontal to the Dacotah Field turf and caught it on a flying dive. To this day, one of the best catches I’ve ever seen.