Josef Fredericks: So
how much different is college football from High School?
Robles: Way different honestly. We all work way harder
and basically care more about the game. It's very
obvious of the culture differences as far as football
goes. Football kind of takes over your life too,
practices takes days.
JF: Have you
ever started any games for Sac State?
MR: Not at
Tight End, no. I'm second string, but the starting tight
end is honestly really good, so no I haven't started
this year, but I am a Freshman.
JF: So do
you go on the field at all?
I'm on PAT and go in occasionally when the first
stringer needs a break, but that doesn't happen a lot.
JF: Is the
skill level like, ridiculously high compared to high
MR: Yeah it
really is. I was kind of the star at Live Oak and bigger
and stronger than almost everyone I played against, but
now I'm just second string and everyone is at least as
big as me. It is nice that basically everyone on the
team knows what to do, though. There isn't really anyone
who is useless.
JF: So me
and a few of my friends went and watched one of your
games at Sac State against Idaho State, and that stadium
is pretty legit. Is the stadium and number of people
watching the game ever make you nervous?
MR: No, not
really. I kind of tune everything out when I go on the
field and just focus on my job and what I have to do.
When someone makes a big play, the bigger crowd reaction
is really nice though. It sort of gets you more pumped
football ever disturbed your college studies or social
MR: Yeah it
sort of has, but not in a really major way. I obviously
don't have as much time for friends and schoolwork with
practice, games, and travel, but I'm managing pretty
that's all I really have, thanks for going out of your
way to talk to me.
problem, thanks for the interview.