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Heshimu Robertson Athlete Profile

#10 Heshimu Robertson

Heshimu Robertson
Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-9 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 1998-1999 Hometown: Long Beach, CA Last School: Cerritos Junior College


Born in Los Angeles, Calif.,...parents are Hedgemon and Kathie Robertson...nickname is Heshie, but is pronounced "Hashi"...name Heshimu was given to him by his father and in Swahili means "very respectful"...likes weight-lifting and movies...recruited by Bowling Green, Utah St., Indiana, Oregon St., and New Mexico St.,...majoring in sociology.

Before BYU

Lettered twice in football and also in track at Lakewood High...was All-Moore League both as a wide receiver and defensive back...named athlete of the month in track...was all-league in the long (22-5) and triple jumps (47-6)...coached by Phil Dunaway.

Other College

All-Mission Conference at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.,...honorable mention all-state...selected honorable mention pre-season All-American...was team's most valuable defensive player and most valuable defensive back...had six interceptions...scored three touchdowns on defense, one off an interception, one off a blocked kick and one off a fumble recovery...redshirted one season...coached by Frank Mazzotta.


Year    UT   AT   TFL   FR  FC  PI  PD  BK  Hur  Sck   Totl
1998 31 11 1 1 1 1 12 - - - 123.0
Total 31 11 1 1 1 1 12 0 0 0 123.0

1998 | Junior Year

Started 13 games for the Cougars at right cornerback ... Recovered a blocked field goal attempt at Fresno State, returning it 72 yards for the TD ... Tied for the team lead in pass deflections with 12 ... Named coaches' outstanding defensive back for games against Fresno State and Hawai'i ... Recorded a season-high nine tackles against Alabama ... Made a difficult interception on a tipped Johnathon Crosswhite pass in the first quarter of the Utah game.

1999 | Senior Year

Recovered a fumble and ran it back 18 yards against California...picked off a Kyle Boller pass to kill a Golden Bears' drive deep in BYU territory...season-high five solo tackles against Wyoming...36 tackles and give pass deflections on the season...coaches' outstanding defensive back for game against Cal.