Stampeding The 2014 USF Football Roster - #39 DB Tyler Robb

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Today's featured player survived a near-fatal illness.

#39 DB Tyler Robb
Redshirt Junior, 5'10", 205 lbs.

Stats in 2013: Appeared in five games, mostly on special teams. Had one tackle, vs. Memphis. He was also one of 23 All-Academic honorees.

Spot on 2013 Depth Chart: Not listed. Though he was a leading tackler in the spring game, with a team-leading five tackles for the losing Green squad.

How did he come to USF: By getting around a big obstacle called leukemia. Robb was born with a condition called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the white blood cells. It's treatable with chemotherapy, but because he had to be treated at such a young age (nine months), he only had about a fifty percent chance of survival. But survive he did. Robb now leads a normal life, except for occasional blood work, and upper body scars from where injections had to be administered.

Recruiting Rankings: Not listed. Robb walked on to USF from Tampa Catholic.

Projected Playing Time in 2014: Robb will probably continue to play on special teams.

Fun Fact: Not much would top Tyler Robb's medical success story, so here's a funny quote from his doctor: "Great, we save his life and you let him play football."

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