Profile: Andrew Robeson

Story and photo by Paige Dimakos, NewsNetNebraska

Baseball is known as America’s pastime, a pastime that Andrew Robeson reveled in and knew very well.

That was until three car accidents and two surgeries forced him to end a baseball career before it had a chance to take off.

Andrew Robeson outside Andersen Hall.

The injury to his shoulder kept him from throwing. But worse was the injury caused to his heart.

“ Learning to live your life not playing the game you love, it’s not hard — it’s nearly impossible,” he said.

It was only natural that Robeson would aspire to be in the Big Leagues after growing up in Miami and following his favorite team — the Miami Marlins. It was his love of sports that brought him across the country to Nebraska where he finds the Midwestern folks share his passion and then some.

“I’ve never met more passionate fans until I came to Nebraska,” he said. “It’s like a cult.”

Robeson will now channel his passion into a career. He plans to attend law school in the fall of 2012 in either Miami or New York City.  He plans to use his desire to get into the “Big Leagues” of law.