The PwC SMU Athletic Forum has selected former LSU running back Johnny Robinson as the recipient of the 2018 PwC Doak Walker Legends Award. The award was created in 1998 to honor former running backs that excelled at the collegiate level and went on to distinguish themselves as leaders in their communities.
Robinson was an all-state football, tennis and basketball player at University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He committed to LSU, where his father was the longtime tennis coach. An integral part of the backfield that led LSU to the 1958 national title, Robinson also won the SEC tennis championship in singles and the SEC doubles championship with his brother while at LSU.