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Atlanta Falcons draft Bijan Robinson

Bijan Robinson first-team All-American

Bijan Robinson named first-team All-American by five outlets recognized by he NCAA (photos Don Bender / Horns Illustrated)

Surrounded by family, coaches, and friends, Bijan Robinson received a call from the Atlanta Falcon to welcome him into a new family and the Falcon had one request ——Bring some Terry Blacks BBQ with you.

Robinson becomes the 45th Longhorns in program history to be drafted in the first-round of the NFL and the sixth Texas Longhorn drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in Texas history.

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Robinson received a phone call from Terry Fontendt to welcome him to the Falcons then put his coach Arthur Smith on the phone who welcomed Bijan then passed the phone to Falcon’s owner Arthur Blank. From that moment the Atlanta Falcons have opened their hearts to their new running back.

“All of those things make him truly special from a running back perspective. But on top of that, he’ll be an awesome teammate, great in their locker room, tremendous in the community and just someone that they’ll be so proud of to have in their organization. We absolutely love him so much here and can’t wait to watch him in the NFL.”

Just moments before the official announcement on stage, here is the call Bijan Robinson received.

Robinson’s coach Sarkisian and coach Choice were on hand to share in the experience with Bijan and his family and friends.

Coach Choice captured this.

The best moment was captured by Scott Bair, Falcons digital Managing Editor when Bijan and his mom look at each other and embrace.

Bijan is a Persian name that means ‘Hero’.

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