Pete Thamel | October 13, 2016
Corey Robinson glides across the Notre Dame campus on a longboard, clad in jeans shorts, a pullover and bright-yellow flip-flops. It's a sun-splashed Thursday in late August, and Robinson stops at least a dozen times for fist knocks with football players, bro hugs from classmates and conversations with professors.
The longboard allows him to weave through his worlds at Notre Dame—academic, political and athletic.
Outside South Bend, Robinson is best known for what he isn't—a star wide receiver for the Fighting Irish. After Notre Dame's loss to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl last January, Robinson, the son of NBA Hall of Famer David, decided to graduate early with a degree in liberal studies and enter the work world.
But a few days later the opportunity arose to run for student body president. He decided to return to Notre Dame, run for office, play his senior year of football and give back to the campus that he feels gave him so much.