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A'Shawn Robinson has always been a very big boy

Although he's only 21 years old at the time of the NFL Draft, Robinson's age has always been questioned throughout his life.

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The Detroit Lions' new defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson is very big. At 6-foot-7 and well over 300 lbs., he is gargantuan, a towering monster that has dominated at the line for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Titanic. Colossal. Really, there aren't enough words to describe how big he is. I'm still not convinced he's 21 years old.

But I wouldn't be the first person who was confused about A'Shawn's age. First, get a look at how big he was as a baby:

Just look at those thighs. Dude didn't skip leg day in the womb.

A'Shawn Robinson has been playing football since he was four. Four. Naturally, as he got older people began to question how young he really was. It got to the point where his mother had to carry around his birth certificate so he could play youth football:

"My mom came raising hell," A'Shawn said with a grin. "I couldn't play because I was too big and they had to see my birth certificate."

A'Shawn Robinson doesn't look old for his age. He looks grown as hell.

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