Second Ward HS/LSU/NFL
A prolific athlete at Second Ward High School in Edgard, Robiskie was a standout quarterback before becoming LSU’s career rushing leader as a running back for the Tigers from 1973-76. Robiskie capped his prep career in 1972 by rushing for 1,471 yards with a 10.2 average and 22 touchdowns and throwing for 958 yards and 11 TDs. As a junior, he rushed for 1,995 yards and passed for 1,323 yards. He averaged 12 yards per rushing attempt in three years, with more than 6,470 yards in total offense — running for 62 TDs and throwing for 28 more. He was the 1972 Class A Outstanding Offensive Player and also earned the VFW Prep Athlete of the Year honor in 1973. He was a member of the Scholastic Magazine and Parade Magazine All-American teams in 1972 and was chosen to the All Southern Prep football team by the Orlando Sentinel. Robiskie was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd after scoring on quarterback sneaks of 97, 84 and 80 yards in one game. He led Second Ward to 33 straight wins and two straight state championships while his team averaged 41 points a game – his teams won the 1971 and 1972 1A state championship games by a combined score of 74-2. At LSU, he became the first running back in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season when he finished with 1,117 yards in 1976. That year, he was the Southeastern Conference MVP, a first-team All-SEC pick and a first-team Academic All-SEC pick. He finished his career as the school’s all-time rushing leader with 2,517 yards, a total that ranked fifth going into the 2006 season. An eighth-round draft pick in 1977, he played five seasons with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins. He has been an NFL assistant coach since 1982 with the L.A. Raiders, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns and currently the Atlanta Falcons (many of those years as offensive coordinator) and served as interim coach with the Redskins in 2000 and Browns in 2004. Born 11-12-54 in New Orleans. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.