Virginia Tech wide receiver Tayvion Robinson was named ACC’s co-specialist of the week for his performance in the Hokies’ 21-10 over Richmond.
Robinson returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown when the Hokies were desperate for points.
This was a beautiful return by Robinson:
Special teams making special plays! Tayvion Robinson returns it 60-yards for the score. @RobinsonTayvion | @HokiesFB— ACC Football (@ACCFootball) September 25, 2021
The 5-foot-10, 187-pound sophomore from Virginia Beach now leads the ACC in punt return yards. He has 14 receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns as a wide receiver, too.
Robinson is such a vital player on Virginia Tech’s offense. If offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen could figure out the passing game, the Hokies have one of the best pairs of receivers in the ACC in Robinson and Tre Turner. Turner had his first 100-yard game of the season against the Spiders.
It’s nice to see Robinson having success as a returner. He struggled there in the past, but it was always clear it was more of a confidence issue. Robinson’s quickness and vision are perfectly suited to return punts. Here’s hoping he breaks another one in two weeks when Notre Dame comes to Lane Stadium.