Korey Robertson's hard work showing with early 2017 success
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Three games, three stellar performances for No. 18, Korey Robertson. He has honed every aspect of his game and it is showing as he storms through the early stage of his senior year.
"He's been extremely consistent this whole year, in camp and everywhere," offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said in Monday's press conference. "Everybody's a different player every year. I think it's just a natural maturity of players and with him, especially his comfort level of the offense. [Quarterback] Kwadra [Griggs] feels extremely comfortable with him, and he comes down with a lot of one-on-one balls downfield. He runs better than people think and he's just a big strong kid."
Robertson shares the same belief that it is a perfect mixture of natural ability and hard work, but there is one thing in particular Golden Eagle fans can marvel about.
"I've been real good at getting yards after the catch," Robertson said. "At practice, coaches say that after you catch the ball, give burst for 10 extra yards. That's been helping a lot."
This season, Robertson has already amassed 13 catches for 209 yards and four touchdowns, the latter two serving as most on the team. All of it comes on the heels of his career-best junior season in which he totaled 37 catches for 437 yards and three scores. Not only that, each of his four touchdowns in the young 2017 campaign have gone for 15, 20, 26 and 42 yards, proving his lethal status to a secondary.
Eleven FBS programs across the nation have quarterback-wide receiver combinations from the same high school, and with Robertson and Griggs representing Greenwood every Saturday in The Rock and abroad, Southern Miss fans have to be optimistic.
Single-game tickets and flex plans can be purchased by visiting SouthernMissTickets.com, calling 1-800-844-TICK, or visiting the Pat Ferlise Center on campus. Saturday's 6 p.m. CT game against North Texas will be a rare treat for Golden Eagle fans as the squad will wear 1997 throwback uniforms in honor of the C-USA Champions' reunion. Other promotions include Band Day, where young fans can play alongside the Pride of Mississippi in the lower northeast side of M.M. Roberts Stadium.