Robinette is soaring Air Force passing game to rare altitudes
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Robinette is soaring Air Force passing game to rare altitudes

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter feature on Air Force's Jalen Robinette.

Photo: Jalen Robinette stretches for a pass against San Diego State.

A time-honored test for high school football coaches to find linemen is to watch for nimble feet on big kids playing basketball in gym class.

Well, in the era of the spread passing game offense, Air Force’s football coaches took that method to another dimension while they recruited Jalen Robinette out Bexley High in suburban Columbus, Ohio. He was high school quarterback the Falcons projected as a Division I college wide receiver. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."