Alabama's Brian Robinson could have 67-game college career

Crimson Tide photos / Alabama running back Brian Robinson could have capped a four-year career with the Crimson Tide with his 10-carry, 69-yard performance in the 52-24 humbling of Ohio State in January, but he opted to use the extra season of eligibility allowed by the NCAA.

Imagine playing 67 games in a college football career.

Alabama fifth-year senior running back Brian Robinson is going to give it a try.

After serving the past two seasons as the primary backup to Najee Harris, the 6-foot-1, 228-pounder from Tuscaloosa elected to use the NCAA's extra year of eligibility that was awarded after the outbreak of the coronavirus. Robinson helped clinch Alabama's sixth national crown under Nick Saban by rushing 10 times for 69 yards in January's 52-24 thrashing of Ohio State in the title game of the four-team playoff.

When the Crimson Tide kick off their 2021 season against Miami in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it will mark the 53rd career contest for Robinson, who could reach 67 by staying healthy and if Alabama plays a 15-game schedule for a fourth time in seven years.