Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Brian Robinson (September 18, 2023)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Brian Robinson. Robinson ran for two 4th-quarter touchdowns to lead Washington to a come-from-behind 35-33 road win against Denver. Robinson had a career-high 129 yards from scrimmage on the day.

Others of note:

Kirani James won the Diamond League Men’s 400 Meter championship at the Prefontaine Classic with a season-best run of 44.30 seconds.

In his Davis Cup debut, Patrick Kaukovalta won a doubles point for Finland against the United States in Davis Cup play, as Finland advanced to the Final 8. Kaukovalta’s opponents were ranked 1st and 5th in the ATP doubles rankings at the time of the match.

Tommy Seidl went 3-for-5 with a 2 run homer in Quebec’s Frontier League championship-clinching game. For the 5-game championship series, Seidl hit .450 (9-for-20), with an on-base percentage of .476 and a slugging percentage of .800.

Dylan Ray pitched 5 scoreless innings and picked up the win in Amarillo’s playoff-clinching win.

Jake Walters gave up 1 run in 5 innings with 6 strikeouts in a start for Jacksonville.

Tyler Gentry hit .412 for the week, with an OBP of .545 and an OPS of 1.016. Gentry’s week included a 3-walk game and a 4-hit game.

Cobie Fletcher-Vance hite safely in all games played this week, and had a .333 batting average.

DeVonta Smith had 4 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia’s win.

Jaylen Waddle had 4 catches for 86 yards for Miami.

Derrick Henry ran for 80 yards and a touchdown for Tennessee.

Trevon Diggs defended 2 passes, had an interception, and gave up zero return yards.

Xavier McKinney had 7 tackles and a defended-pass in the New York Giants’ big comeback win.

Daron Payne had 2 tackles for loss, a sack, and a pass defended.

C.J. Mosley had 9 tackles, a tackle for loss, and defended a pass in the New York Jets’ Monday night game.

In two games, Quinnen Williams had a total of 11 tackles, with 3 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.

Justin Thomas finished 5th at the Fortinet Championship.

Kristen Gillman finished T11th at the Guardian Championship on the Epson Tour. Angelica Moresco finished T18th at the same event.

Quanesha Burks placed 3rd in the Women’s Long Jump at the Prefontaine Classic.

Ricky Tarrant had a 13 point, 6 rebound, 5 assist game in his debut with Yalovaspor in Turkey.

James Rojas had 34 points (including 19 made free throws) and 14 rebounds for Ferro Carril in Uruguay.

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