After a big junior season, Liberty 2018 running back Robert Rawie is among the top returning players in the Kansas City area and is drawing interest from a host of colleges this summer.
At 6’0, 175-pounds, Rawie helped the Blue Jays go 7-4 last season and put together a big season, rushing for 2,102 yards on 303 carries and 21 touchdowns.
“Running backs are playmakers, we do a little bit of everything,” Rawie said. “Not only do we run the ball, but we go out and catch the ball, block, and get the occasional halfback pass too!
“I bring a lot to the team. I put 100 percent effort into every play, we all get together very well and we are like a machine we all have our own part and our own job to do.”
Rawie says he is focused on adding weight this offseason.
“As a running back you need to be strong and be able to take those hard hits,” he said.
Rawie began playing football in sixth-grade with the Liberty Blue Jays Pop Warner team. He says the ‘Jays running back coach, John Nelson, has been the most influential person in his football career to date.
“He is always there for me and always gives me inspiration to dig deeper and find that next gear in me and keep pushing through any game,” Rawie said.
Rawie says he is a fan of former Stanford star running back Christian Mccaffery and has tried to implement elements of his game into his own.
“He has a very smooth way of running and I model my and after him and I also show leadership with actions and words to the team,” Rawie said.
Although he does not currently hold any offers, Rawie has heard from several colleges, including Kansas State, Wyoming, Kansas, Southern Illinois, Iowa State, Missouri, North Dakota State, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, Minnesota and Northwest Missouri State.