If you catch 16-year-old Chloe Robinson just kickin’ it on a Friday night, chances are it’s through the uprights on a football field.
She is the placekicker for Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, which is in the quarterfinals of the Georgia 5A playoffs.
Chloe is a junior at Mays, and this is her football debut this season. She is the only girl listed on any high school football roster in Atlanta Public Schools.
Editor’s note: Chloe also is the great-granddaughter of the late Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, the namesake of the Football Writers Association of America’s Coach of the Year Award. This year’s finalists for the award will be announced on the morning of Dec. 6 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The winner will be revealed on Dec.15 in Dallas, and the presentation of the Eddie Robinson Bust to the winning coach will occur on Jan. 7 in Tampa during a reception two days before the CFP National Championship Game.