Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson says most people think he’s about 35 years old
Alabama’s run-stuffing junior defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson stands 6-foot-4, weighs 312 pounds and looks at least a dozen years older than his true age.
FOX Sports’ Stewart Mandel asked Robinson’s about how his appearance belied his age at Tuesday’s Cotton Bowl Media Day:
I asked A'Shawn Robinson how old most people think he is when they meet him. "About 35 … They think I'm a coach." pic.twitter.com/qEUJlfZEZyArticle continues below ...
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 29, 2015
Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson says people usually think he's 35 years old when they meet him. He's 20. pic.twitter.com/Im6iLseCiS
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) December 29, 2015
Robinson is actually 20 years old, born on Mar. 21, 1995.
"He’s always been big for his age," his mother Abigail told AL.com. "I called him the man child."
Back in the day his mother would have to bring A’Shawn’s birth certificate to games because opposing coaches would challenge his age so frequently. Please do yourself a favor and go check out AL.com’s photo of Robinson at two months old.