Also, today is Dillo Day, so I'm drunk somewhere.
Robbins is from La Salle, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, where he went to La Salle Peru, which is a pretty good example of the "uhhhhh we ran out of place names QUICK QUICK WHAT'S SOMEPLACE SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY ENOUGH IT WON'T BE CONFUSING" strategy for naming places random patches of land in the Midwest. (My personal fave, for heritage reasons: either of two Cubas in Illlinois, one in Fulton County, the other that used to be on my commute out to Crystal Lake from Evanston in Lake County.) Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway, Robbins played defensive end for the Peruvians, registering all-state honorable mention nods. He was a three-star recruit ranked as the No. 111 strongside defensive end in the country and No. 45 player in Illinois, per 247's composite. He had a couplea B1G offers - Indiana, Minnesota - to go along with some MAC and FCS opportunities, but he chose NU after a visit in December of his senior year.
Robbins redshirted his freshman year - possibly related to an injury that ended his senior year of high school, possibly just because - and broke a toe on the second day of August training camp last season, keeping him from playing for most of the season. He wouldn't see the field after the injury healed. He's shifted from defensive end to defensive tackle.
Anagram of choice
Discovering the Wildcats true inner selves through spelling
CJ Robbins, anagrammed, is
Tough to do much with the inital first name. A Bronc is a bronco, like Texas Pan-American. A jib is a mast on a ship. I don't know what these two things mean in relation to each other, but you figure it out.
Relevant musical selection
"Robbin Hood Theory", Gang Starr
Great moments in rappers connecting "Robin Hood" and the concept or robbing, which, in slang, would be shortened to "robbin," as well as "hood," which is short for "neighborhood," and gave rise to the term "hoodlum" which was in turn shortened to "hood." Gatman and Robbin, 50 Cent ft. Eminem
"Hood Robbin'", Ice Cube (2010 era Ice Cube, so it doesn't really count)
"Robbin' the Hood" (album), Sublime (not rappers, but, hey, I used to listen to a lot of Sublime when I was younger and thought anybody talking about smoking weed or drinking or having sex was super funny and cool. This was by far the worst of Sublime's three albums, basically a bunch of rough cuts recorded on a four-track interspersed with a homeless dude ranting.