- Sam Robey
- 6' 3"
- Louisville, Ky.
- 305 lbs.
Offensive lineman who saw action in 45 games for the Gators.
Appeared in all 13 games for the Gators in 2012…Was a team captain against Kentucky…Graded over 80 percent four times…Earned the AIron Gator Strength and Conditioning Award at the annual team banquet.
Appeared in nine games on the year for Florida, seeing time on the offensive line against FAU, UAB, Kentucky, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Georgia and Vanderbilt during the regular season and in the Gator Bowl versus Ohio State…Member of the Gators’ field goal unit…Additionally, saw action in the Gators 24-17 victory over Ohio State in the 2012 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.
Dressed in all of Florida’s games and played in 10 (all but Miami University, Georgia and South Carolina)…Saw time at center in Florida’s wins over Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Appalachian State and Florida State…Played on special teams in the goal-line package and field-goal team in Florida’s victory over Tennessee…Saw his first action of the season in Florida’s victory over USF.
Played in a total of 13 games for the Gators during his redshirt freshman season, only missing the Tennessee game…Saw snaps in the 2009 SEC Championship Game, as well as the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. Cincinnati.
Dressed for Florida’s contests against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game and Oklahoma in the FedEx BCS National Championship Game, but did not see action for the Gators during the season due to an injured left knee…Took a medical redshirt.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA:
Versatile athlete along the line who played center and guard collegiately…Three-time AP first-team all-state honoree as a three-year starting offensive tackle…Helped lead Trinity to three-consecutive state titles…Anchored a line for an offense that averaged over 40 points and over 450 years of offense as a senior…Also was a two-year starting defensive end, collecting seven tackles in an overtime victory in the Class 6A state final over St. Xavier as a senior…Honored as a co-winner of the Paul Hornung Award, sponsored by the Louisville Quarterback Club, presented to the state’s top high school player…Two-time Kentucky High School first-team all-state selection…Rivals.com three-star recruit and No. 8 in the Kentucky Top 10…Three-star prospect by Scout.com….Coached by Bob Beatty.
What they’re saying…
“The thing that markets Sam so highly is his athletic ability. Number one, he has tremendous feet. Number two, he can run, and number three, his hand-eye coordination is extremely good. I’m very pleased to tell you that both starting tackles on the football team also weigh in heavily on our basketball team.” (2/15/07)
Bob Beatty, Trinity High School Head Coach