Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest strengths?
Alexander Robinson: I would say my biggest strengths are my vision and my patience. I have great vision and patience which allows me to find openings. I hit the hole very quickly and my ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is a big strength of mine.
Scott Porter: What is the hardest part about playing the running back position in your opinion?
Alexander Robinson: The hardest part about playing my position is learning how to effectively pass protect. It takes a lot of hard work coming from High School to the college level and learning how to pass block. I feel like I progressed well. The pounding you take as a back can be hard on your body.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Alexander Robinson: First and foremost make a team. I want to contribute in whatever way I am called upon on the team that gives me my chance.
Scott Porter: Is there a RB you model your game after or that reminds you of yourself?
Alexander Robinson: I try not to model my game off of anyone inparticular. One running back in the NFL that reminds me of myself is Clinton Portis. He is a complete back, he can run, block and catch the ball out of the backfield. I watch a lot of Clinton Portis because he reminds me a lot of myself.
Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Alexander Robinson?
Alexander Robinson: That is a good question. They are getting a very committed individual. I am going to give it my all. I am a good guy, I am very respectful of others. I am respectful outside of football and a good person. I am always going to be committed to whatever I do and give 100% all the time.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest transition from the college level to the NFL level?
Alexander Robinson: That is another good question. I think the speed of the game. The speed of the game from High School to college changed a lot, so I know the speed from college to the NFL will be a big transition. Getting down the basic technique in the NFL because I know it is an entire different game. I need to match the technique of the NFL style. I need to do it all at game speed because it’s a much faster gamer at the next level.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Alexander Robinson: I play a lot of video games. I like to read. I like to sleep. This summer I averaged about 10-12 hours of sleep a day.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your biggest accomplishments in football so far?
Alexander Robinson: I would have to go with my only bowl victory. We played Minnesota in 2009. After all we were through that season as a team that was a huge victory for us. It was huge for me because we did it against my home team. I am from Minnesota. It was my only bowl during my fours years at Iowa State so it meant a lot.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Alexander Robinson: Away from the field my teammates and my brother. My teammates have been a family to me. They have made things much easier for me. We always look out for each other and are always there for each other. My brother has been a major influence for me. I am very close to him. He was sent to Iraq twice during my career at Iowa State. He was sent my Red Shirt year and then my Junior season. He has been a big influence just sharing stories with each other, being able to talk to him and take what he says to me and use it. He gives me great advice on and off the field for me to use. My coaches well. There have been three different staffs while I was here and they have all helped me. My running backs coach Pope has been a huge factor for me. I wish I had more years to play for him. I enjoyed him so much.