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UK Q&A: Tyler Robinson

UK's Tyler Robinson hoisted Moncell Allen after he caught a Randall Cobb TD pass against Western Kentucky Sept. 11.
UK's Tyler Robinson hoisted Moncell Allen after he caught a Randall Cobb TD pass against Western Kentucky Sept. 11.

Tight end Tyler Robinson joined Randall Cobb as Alcoa, Tenn., natives who left the University of Tennessee's backyard to play at Kentucky.

Robinson earned playing time as a true freshman and has caught seven passes for 55 yards. He missed two games with a shoulder injury but returned last week against Vanderbilt and is good to go for Saturday's game against UT.

Question: What's it like coming home and playing against UT?

Answer: It's going to be awesome because I'm going to know so many people there. A lot of people have told me they have tickets, so it'll be great to be able to play at Neyland Stadium in front of all my friends and stuff.

Q: You grew up a UT fan. Do you still root for them when Kentucky is not playing?

A: I haven't really had a chance to watch Tennessee much this year, but that's gone.

Q: Tennessee projected you as a center, but you had your heart set on playing tight end. Do you go into the game with something to prove?

A: They messed up so big on Randall, so I'm trying to make people think that they messed up by not getting me. I'm just looking to prove them wrong. I just want to go out there and make a couple of catches and say, "See, I can do it." But I'm happy where I'm at now.

Q: What's Randall's mind-set going into the game?

A: He's already proven himself. I think he just wants to go out there and play well for the team and for this streak to finally end. He wants to be part of the team that broke it. I think that's all he's concerned with."

Q: Did you grow up watching (UK assistant and former UT quarterback) Tee Martin?

A: I was his biggest fan. I watched every single game with him and Peerless Price. Now I'm older, it's a little different, but you've still got a little bit of kid in you; it's like, I grew up watching him as a kid."

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