Robbie Jeng ’21 Breaks School Record for Most Receiving Yards in a Game

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Photo By Alana True

With a defender right behind him, Robbie Jeng ’21 slides to a stop against McNeil. With 254 yards receiving against Hutto, Jeng broke the school record for most receiving yards in a game on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer

The day after the varsity football team’s game against Hutto, it was announced that wide receiver Robbie Jeng ‘21 broke the school record for most receiving yards in a single game with 254 yards against the Hippos. 

“I didn’t actually find out until later that night when my coach texted me, so I was pretty surprised.”  Jeng ‘21 said. 

Although the Warriors fell to the Hippos, Jeng was still proud of his and his team’s accomplishments. 

“I was disappointed that we lost the game but breaking the record made it a little easier,” Jeng said “I have to give all the credit to the team and my coaches because without them I for sure would not come close to breaking the record.” 

Jeng started out his varsity football career at Westwood his sophomore year. Since then he has been recording impressive stats, becoming a key member of the team over time. 

“Robbie has been an amazing player from the start,” coach Anthony Wood said. “He’s a hard worker, and always gives 100% at practice and at games.” 

Jeng’s teammates also made sure to let him know how proud they were of his accomplishment. 

“Everyone was super pumped for him because that’s a crazy record to break,” Josef Borkowski ‘21 said. “And it was also against a tough team, so we were all excited for him.” 

Although it’s been a different season due to COVID-19, his family and friends still found ways to celebrate Jeng and his accomplishment. By sharing the news online through platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, many students throughout Westwood were able to catch wind of the news. 

“I was so happy to hear about Robbie breaking the record,” Sarah McCaughey ‘22 said. “I remember watching Robbie play in middle school, and it’s so cool to see how far is a come.” 

Though it might seem easy watching from the sidelines, putting in the dedication and effort alone is tough. Jeng had been attending early-morning football practices since before the season started, and had to balance his grades and school at the same time. 

“Balancing football with academics can be challenging sometimes especially at Westwood, but it’s taught me to manage my time well and prioritize what’s important to me,” Jeng said. 

Even though his high school football season is coming to an end, Jeng intends to continue his football career in college. 

“My dream would be to play for an Ivy league or a school like MIT where I can get a good education,” Jeng said, “Nothing official yet, but I’m still working on the recruiting process.” 

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