American college football star, Demetris Robertson aka ‘D-Rob’ stands as the perfect example of what injury can do to a superb player’s career. The former 5-star Savannah, Georgia recruit had to sit out most of his season with the California Bears following a lower-body injury that warranted a surgery in 2017. Robertson, who has ranked among the best wide receivers the country has seen, eventually transferred to Georgia, closer to home, in 2018. But many speculate his game hasn’t been the same ever since.
Demetris Robertson Injury
The dynamic athlete, who made his way into ‘The Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List’ for 2017, was taken out of the season following a difficult, lower-body injury. The sophomore football star later took to Instagram to reveal that a surgery had to be undergone to deal with the injury. Unfortunately, the brilliant football player had been suffering from the injury over the past season but it grew to worsen by 2017, nearly debilitating the player and threatening his shining career. In the past season, the football star had recorded seven touchdowns alongside 50 catches for 767 yards, playing for the Golden Bears.
In July 2018, Robertson took a career call and transferred closer to home to play for Georgia. While the talented receiver has nearly recovered from his injury, his return to his earlier star form is eagerly awaited nationwide.
Demetris Robertson Bio: Age, Birthplace, Parents
Demetris Robertson’s birthplace is Savannah in Georgia where he was born to mother Mildred Robertson in 1997. Very little is known about Robertson’s father. The young football star was raised with a sister and two brothers, Carlos and Mike Robertson. Robertson first began his football career at school. In the beginning, he spent two years playing for the Savannah Country Day school, but later transferred across town to rivals, the Savannah Christian Preparatory school. The young player had proven himself worthy, early on in his school football career.
Various legal hassles, however, caused Robertson to lose most of his season following the transfer, and his hardship transfer appeal faced rejection by the Georgia High School Association. Robertson was denied permission to play the season on grounds of address change which led Savannah Christian Prep to release the following statement in support of the young player:
This afternoon the Administration at Savannah Christian Prep received word from the Georgia High School Association that our student, Demetris Robertson, was denied a hardship appeal. Headmaster, Roger Yancey said, “We are perplexed and disappointed, but will continue to advocate for this young man through the appeal process.
Eventually, the young athlete was granted a hearing by Gary Phillips, GHSA Executive Director and his appeal was heard, allowing him to enter the season mid-way, after missing about eight games.
In 2016, the player revealed his decision to move away from home, to join the University of California, Berkeley, and justified his move stating,
After prayer, careful consideration and deliberation, I’ve decided to take my talents to the University of California, Berkeley. Education was a big part of my decision. When I went there, it felt like home. Me and the coaching staff have a great relationship. I felt like home. That’s what I felt was the best thing for me. I’m going to be homesick, but I’ll get over it. I want to do the best thing for me and my family. I know what my future holds, and I know what I want for my life.
His application was not received readily. Coach Jacob Peeler was initially reluctant and delayed the recruitment for months. However Robertson’s brilliant school-level career was hard to dismiss. Robertson’s stint with California was not only impressive but got him noticed country-wide. The 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 metres) tall player, who had already touched the number one position in 2016 as a wide receiver, went on to shine through his 2016 and 2017 seasons with the Bears.