Vail Valley’s Robbins suits up for the CU Buffs |

Vail Valley’s Robbins suits up for the CU Buffs

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
The familiar face is Parke Robbins, a multi-sport athlete at Battle Mountain, who is suiting up for home games with Colorado as a wide receiver.

Sometimes football dreams come true. Even when you’re a 153-pound high school quarterback playing 3A football.

Even when you’ve given your all for a program that hasn’t seen much success in the better part of two decades. Dreams do come true if you’re Parke Robbins, the Battle Mountain Huskies quarterback, who’s now a member of the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team.

Robbins, who starred for the Huskies at quarterback/running back/wide receiver in the 2008 and 2009 campaigns, declined a host of offers from Division I and II schools (as well as a smattering of D-I programs) and decided instead to walk-on for the Buffs.

He was added to the roster before the Georgia game, a 29-27 CU victory, Oct. 2. You can now see him in the CU black and gold wearing No. 22, and he’s still wearing black and gold as a nice touch for his high school alma mater .

Robbins who added 30 pounds to his 6-foot-1 frame over the summer will be playing wide receiver for the Buffs.

Not only was Robbins a Denver Post first team all-state selection (at running back) for the Huskies but he was also named one of twelve National Football Hall of Fame award winners for the state of Colorado in 2009.

The award honors the 12 most accomplished football player-scholars in the state across all classifications. Robbins, who carried a cumulative 4.03 GPA through his four years at Battle Mountain, was also selected honorable mention all-state in track as a sprinter, and first team all-conference in lacrosse. He was named most valuable offensive player for the Husky Lax program in the 2010 season.

“Superman,” as he is known to his teammates and coaches, was also a member of the 2010 Battle Mountain basketball team that qualified for the state tournament.

In his career at Battle Mountain, Robbins earned three varsity letters in football, three in track, two in lacrosse and one in basketball. He was the leading combined yardage gainer in 3A football in 2009, second in the state in rushing yards, and rushed for almost 1,600 yards in his senior season. In one memorable game against Montezuma-Cortez, he amassed 427 combined yards, including 313 rushing yards and scoring 30 points.

Robbins will next be in CU black and gold against Baylor at Folsom Field on Oct. 16th.

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