Northwestern State punter Roblow named to HERO Sports Freshman All-America team
A combination of the expanded redshirt rule and the delay of the football season because of the COVID-19 pandemic witnessed Scotty Roblow start his Northwestern State career as a kicker in 2019 and end his redshirt freshman season as a punter in 2021.
Roblow also ended his freshman season with the label “All-American” attached to his name.
The punter was picked to the HERO Sports 2020-21 Freshman All-American team, the organization announced Wednesday.
Roblow pinned 11 of his 29 punts inside the 20-yard line with eight of those punts traveling at least 50 yards.
The All-Southland Conference Third Team selection averaged 41.7 yards per punt in his first collegiate season as a punter.
He was named Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 6 when he averaged 50.5 yards per attempt on four punts against Sam Houston.
The C.E. Byrd product played four games as a kicker in 2019 before an injury allowed him to regain that year of eligibility.
Roblow is NSU’s first Freshman All-American pick since Jemarcus Marshall earned those honors from the College Sports Journal in 2014. Returner Myles Ward was an honorable mention All-American in 2018 and 2019 from HERO Sports with safety Hayden Bourgeois making the Sophomore All-American team in 2018.
P Zach Haynes, SEMO
P Scotty Roblow, Northwestern State University
K Seth Morgan, Sam Houston
K Tyler Larco, UT Martin
LS Micah Torres-Whitmer, Grambling State
PR Alijah Huzzie, ETSU
KR Charlie Maxwell, Valparaiso
Photo: NSU Athletics