We love us some Andrew Robinson. He's the Syracuse Patron Saint of Humility and one of our great ambassadors to the world.
And I mean that last part literally. Robinson spent last summer storming Germany as the quarterback for the Hanau Hornets of the German Football League 2. Robinson torched the league for crazy yardage, many touchdowns and even led the Hornets in rushing. You can imagine he was a hot commodity in the world of semi-pro European American football leagues (there's got to be a better way to say that).
Robinson has indeed parlayed his German success into something more. You'll find him these days playing quarterback for the L'Hospitalet Pioners of Barcelona.
The Pioners play in the LFNA (Liga Nacional de Fútbol Americano), Spain's official American Football league. The Pioners are a bigtime player in the league, having won three league championships in the last six years, including the 2010 title. They've also won quite a few Spanish Cups, whatever that entails.
Some of their awesomely-named opponents include the Valencia Firebats, Barberra Rookies, Galiza Black Towers, Las Rozas Black Demons and the Badalona Dracs. One assumes the Drac mascot is not a guy dressed up like a lizard Louis Gossett, Jr, awesome as that would be.
As for Robinson, the Pioners think they have their man at QB. This article is a breakdown of Robinson's past, or at least something resembling his past (rough translation below):
Unfortunately for him, in 2009 the university changed the entire staff, and the new head coach brought another quarterback. Andrew chose to stay in Syracuse, declined to be transferred to another university, and changing position and role on the team. Despite this, he played in every game, both tight end and in all special teams.
Well, I don't know if it went down exactly like that, but you get the gist.
As far as I can tell, the Pioners are kicking some serious ass, most recently putting a 52-13 beatdown on the Las Rozas Black Demons. I'm not entirely sure but it looks like Robinson threw for three TD and ran for another one. They're 3-0 and in first place in their division (take that, Dracs!)
Add the LFNA to the list on International leagues you'll be keeping an eye on. If there's a continent where football or basketball is being played, chances are there's a Syracuse alum dominating it.