Rusty Simmons, Chronicle Staff Writer
For as long as
You are stronger than I ever could be. I watched you while you suffered. You suffer no longer. Now you watch over me. I feel your eyes watching me. They never changed. Do not think I have forgotten you. I know you are there. I love you, brother."
Robertson, who has 22 knockdown blocks and 13.5 pancakes, penned the words while watching his 25-year-old brother, Shane, die of stomach cancer, and he dedicated his senior season to that memory. "He fought hard, and even though he didn't win, it was so motivating," Robertson said. "I definitely think about him when I'm feeling sorry for myself or when I need a little motivation." Most of that inspiration was provided during spring break in 2004. Robertson went to his home town,
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